.bank — Keeping You Safe and Secure
First National Bank of Hutchinson is committed to keeping you safe and secure. We’ve recently made an important investment in the future of our website security.
On April 26, 2016 we migrated all of our website pages from www.fnbhutch.com to www.fnbhutch.bank. We see this as an important change which has allowed us to create a trusted, verified, more secure and easily identifiable location on the Internet for you to conduct your banking business with us.
Why did The First make this change?
For you! Use of .bank means enhanced security and verification requirements have been met in order to reduce the risk of cyber threats and enable us to continue to build a highly-trusted, more secure environment for our customers. It’s one more way we’re First for You.
In 2008, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), an entity responsible for the stability and unification of the Internet, approved a program to open up thousands of new domains. This allowed for expansion from the commonly used ones such as .com, .net, .edu and .org to many others, including .bank. In response, a coalition of banks and financial services trade associations partnered to establish one entity to operate, control and limit access to .bank.
.bank is protected, trusted, more secure and easily identifiable. Approval to use a .bank domain is ONLY eligible to verified members of the global banking community including banks, bank regulators, and bank-related core processors.
What else will change?
In March 2016 we completed the first phase of the transition. Our employee emails are now: email@example.com.
Phase 2 of the transition was completed with the change of our website pages to fnbhutch.bank.
Additional changes will occur in the coming months. As you might imagine, after many years of using fnbhutch.com, there are thousands of places where our website is linked and many printed materials that will need to be updated. We will provide periodic updates and notify our customers when major changes occur throughout 2016.
Will fnbhutch.com still work?
We anticipate our .com domain will continue to operate for some time to come. At some point, we will discontinue access to it and encourage our customers to use .bank for all transactions or emails with The First.
What happens to the email addresses of employees who use first.last@1stWealthManagement.com?
Employees who work in the First Wealth Management department of First National Bank of Hutchinson use email addresses with 1stWealthManagement.com. These email addresses will not change nor will the website www.1stWealthManagement.com.