Skye Bank official website shuts down minutes after take over, Polaris in CONTROL

Skye Bank official website shuts down minutes after take over, Polaris in CONTROL

Polaris Bank has taken over the ownership of the official website of Skye Bank Plc minutes after Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced its liquidation, and change of name to Polaris Bank.

A check on Skye Bank official website at https://www.skyebankng.com/ showed that Polaris Bank is currently building its own website around the former owners’.

When InfomediaNG asked a web designer about the inaccessibility of Skye Bank website, which was showing, Apache 2 Test Page, if it means Polaris Bank is trying to redirect from Skye Bank to its own domain?”

“Not really, it means Polaris Bank web designers just restarted to build their own api round it.”

At the time of its take over, Skye Bank Plc. had an interlinked branch network of over two hundred and sixty (260) branches in all parts of Nigeria, with its headquarters at 3 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria,” its wikepedia profile page says.

At the time of compiling this story, its wikepedia page hadn’t been updated, while its last tweet was September 10, 2018.

What are the likely official website of Polaris Bank?

What are the likely official website of Polaris Bank?

Since Polaris Bank will be launching its own official website any moment from now, we did a search of likely domain names Polaris Bank might be coming up with.

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InfomediaNG headed to namecheap, an ICANN-accredited domain registrar, which has over 10 million domains to search for the availability of the following likely names:

  1. polarisbank.com
  2. polarisbankng.com
  3. polarisbanknigeria.com

What we foundlikely official website of Polaris Bank infomedia Nigeria

We discovered that all the above domain names have been bought by another person or an organisation.

It may not really mean Polaris Bank bought them, but it means Polaris will have to offer huge amount of money to whoever bought the domain names before the bank.

Because we have some domain merchant who only buy hot domain names and offer them for sale for higher prices, particularly to corporate organisation.likely official website of Polaris Bank

Some domain merchants have made millions of Dollars from such sale.

Imagine a situation whereby some else had taken possession of the domain names we listed above and Polaris Bank is hoping to buy www.polarisbankng.com?

Guess how much the bank will be offering?

Namecheap, like Godadday and WhoGoHost, provide services on domain name registration, and offer for sale domain names that are registered to third parties.

We hope to see Polaris Bank launch its official website in the days ahead, probably beginning from Monday.

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