There is no special process needed to register a .SWISS domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
Swiss institutions and businesses
|Registrar name||Registered domains||Share, %|
|Infomaniak Network SA||2,317||9.35%|
|CSC Corporate Domains, Inc.||306||1.23%|
|Ascio Technologies, Inc. Danmark - Filial af Ascio technologies, Inc. USA||75||0.30%|
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.
Only businesses and individuals based in Switzerland can register a .swiss domain name. Foreign companies and individuals cannot register .swiss domains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;