TLD Specifications

Registration period
1-10 years
Renewal period
1-10 years
Allowed character length
1 - 63 characters
Allowed characters
a-z, 0-9, -MUST NOT contain two consecutive hyphens in the third and fourth character positions and MUST NOT start or end with a hyphen.
TLD supports
Transfer locks possible
Renewal on transfer
Transfer time
5 days
Authcode length
8 - 32 characters
Handle updates
Preconfigured DNS
Allowed Nameservers
2 - 12
Autorenew Grace Period
35 days
Deletion Timeframe
35 days after expiration date
Redemption Period
30 days
General Eligibility Requirements
To register and renew a .swiss domain name the following requirements must be fullfilled:
a. You must be an entity with sufficient link to Switzerland. This occurs if you are:
i. a public body or another public organisation under Swiss public law;
ii. an entity registered in the Swiss Commercial Register having its seat in Switzerland
and an effective site of administration in Switzerland; or
iii. an association or foundation not registered in the Swiss Commercial Register having
its seat and an effective site of administration in Switzerland.
b. At the time of the application, the requested name belongs to a category of names available
for allocation;
c. the intended use is legal under Swiss law. Be aware that if the domain name is used to provide
products or services or to advertise them, a seat and an effective place of administration in
Switzerland are required;
d. the name applied for can legitimately be considered as objectively linked to the applicant or
the intended use of the domain name. This occurs in particular if the domain name satisfies
one of the following conditions:
i. it contains a name for which the applicant holds a trademark right;
ii. it refers to a name objectively linked to the State or its activities that is required by the
respective public body or the public law organisation concerned;
iii. it contains a geographical designation, or a clear variation or abbreviation of a name,
to which the applicant has a legitimate right or interest, to which it has a legitimate
right or interest in the public mind, or it is authorized to use by the public body or bodies or other organisations concerned;
iv. it reflects a name in which the applicant has a legitimate interest or which is associated with the applicant in the public mind; and
e. The requested name is not a “Designation with a Generic Character”, without prejudice to the
Registry’s naming mandate as set forth in Section 6 of this Registration Policy.
In exceptional cases, the Registry may allocate domain names which do not meet the eligibility requirements set forth in this Section when the interest of this allocation for the Swiss community so justifies.
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