Expired .SWISS Domains

Registration Requirements

There is no special process needed to register a .SWISS domain name, no special action is needed on your end.

Intended Use

Swiss institutions and businesses

.SWISS Registry Information

Registration Service

http://www.nic.swiss

Whois Server

whois.nic.swiss

Registration Date

2015-04-16

Registration Price

$159.00 Annually

Registered Domains

18,603

Whois Privacy

No

.SWISS Top Registrars

Registrar name Registered domains Share, %
1API GmbH 6,219 25.10%
Infomaniak Network SA 2,317 9.35%
Key-Systems, LLC 1,306 5.27%
Gandi SAS 488 1.97%
RegistryGate GmbH 487 1.97%
CSC Corporate Domains, Inc. 306 1.23%
EuroDNS S.A. 230 0.93%
NetZone AG 153 0.62%
NETIM SARL 98 0.40%
Ascio Technologies, Inc. Danmark - Filial af Ascio technologies, Inc. USA 75 0.30%

What is the .swiss domain name?

The .swiss domain name is a new top-level domain (TLD) that was introduced in February 2014.

The TLD is reserved for businesses and individuals based in Switzerland, and it offers a local Internet presence for Swiss citizens and businesses.


Who can register a .swiss domain name?

Only businesses and individuals based in Switzerland can register a .swiss domain name. Foreign companies and individuals cannot register .swiss domains.


What are the benefits of a .swiss domain name?

With a .swiss domain name, you are located in Switzerland. It is also easier for Swiss website visitors to find your website when they have to enter only two characters for the country code instead of four. And it looks more familiar than some other top-level domains.

The creation or transfer of a .swiss domain name includes professional advice, online tools, and email forwarding, subject to certain conditions.

You can resolve technical issues yourself with help from our practical step-by-step guide on how to manage your .swiss domain names. If needed, there are contacts at the Registry that you can turn to for more personalized assistance.


What are the main rules about registering a .swiss domain name?

The following rules apply:

- Domain names must be at least three characters long and can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens (-).

- Swiss domain names must end with '.swiss'.

- Second-level domains (e.g. 'example.swiss') must be registered by a legal entity or individual resident in Switzerland.

- The Registry is the only authorized provider of .swiss domain names.

You can find out more about the rules and regulations on our website.


What are some of the advantages of having a .swiss domain name?

There are many benefits to having a .swiss domain name, including:

- You are seen as being based in Switzerland, which can give your business a competitive edge.

- It's easier for Swiss website visitors to find your website.

- The .swiss domain name extension is more familiar and recognizable than some other top-level domains.

- The Registry provides professional advice, online tools, and email forwarding services, subject to certain conditions.

- You can resolve technical issues yourself with help from our practical step-by-step guide on how to manage your .swiss domain names.

- If needed, there are contacts at the Registry that you can turn to for more personalized assistance.


What does it mean to be domiciled or established in Switzerland?

To be domiciled or established in Switzerland means that one of the following legal statuses applies:

living persons (natural persons) who reside in Swiss territory;

legal persons residing in Swiss territory;

legal entities with headquarters or branch offices located within Swiss territory;

other who are registered with the Commercial Registry Office of the Canton in which they are domiciled or established.


What else do I need to know?

The following will help you understand what the .swiss domain name is, who can register it, and why:

country code top-level domain (ccTLD) - you should be aware that .swiss is not an open domain name, but a ccTLD; its use, therefore, requires distinguishing features compared with other domains;

registry - when registering a .swiss domain name, the Registry must be able to verify your identity by consulting available sources of information or requiring further identification documents;

Cheapest .SWISS Prices

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