Swedish Regulators Say The Word ‘Bank’ Not Allowed In Any Domain Names… Except If You’re A Bank

It’s quite common for regulators around the world to insist that no company can call itself a bank unless it’s an official, regulated bank. In fact, that’s often why you see companies (including holding companies of real banks) that use the word banc instead of bank. It’s to get around such regulations. However, it looks like regulators in Sweden have gone a step further, telling the Swedish domain registrar, that it can’t even allow any domain name to be sold with bank in it, unless it’s sold to an official bank

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