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Transfer domain names to green.ch – easily and free of charge.

SWITCH your Domain.

The Swiss Federal Council and OFCOM decide
on change for .ch domain names.

Your .ch domain name with SWITCH has to be transferred. Why?

5 reasons to switch to green.ch:

  • Transfer your domain name free of charge with just a few mouse clicks
  • Unbeatable price: (CHF 14.40 instead of CHF 15.50 with SWITCH)
  • Time left to expiration of your domain will be credited
  • Simple, clearly structured domain management
  • Support via telephone or live chat at no extra cost


Become a partner for domain registration: We would be pleased to advise
you on the various options. We’ll be happy to call you back.
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Domain transfer service

It doesn’t get any easier: Transferring your domain is
child’s play with green.ch’s domain transfer service.
All you have to do is provide us with your SWITCH
access data, and we’ll take care of the rest.
And all that at no extra charge.

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I’d like for green.ch to handle
the transfer for me.


Please send us your SWITCH access data and we will take care of the transfer for you - at no additional charge!

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Security guaranteed: Your SWITCH data will only be used for the transfer, after which it will be deleted.
I’d like to transfer all of my SWITCH domains to green.ch.
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I am already a green.ch customer.

I’d like to handle the transfer myself


  1. Log into Switch and select “partner transfer” from the left sidebar (transfer instructions).
  2. Select the domains that you would like to transfer.
  3. Generate the transfer code.
  4. Copy the transfer code, including the domain to be transferred, into the following field:
 

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my domain.


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domain. Please supply us with your
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1.2
million
1.2 million domain names must be transferred.
SWITCH has had a monopoly on managing .ch domain names for 18 years. Even though it has been possible to register with other providers for around nine years, there are still 1.2 million .ch domain names registered with SWITCH. This will change in the future due to a decision made by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) in Switzerland and the Swiss Federal Council. The roles of domain name registry and domain name registrar will be separated in the future.

.ch
with SWITCH
Who is affected?
In general, everyone who has registered one or more .ch domain name(s) with SWITCH is affected. If you are already a customer of green.ch, but your domain name is still registered with SWITCH, we recommend that you transfer your domain name to us. To make the process as fast and easy as possible for you, we have created step-by-step instructions. By transferring your domain name to green.ch, you are switching to the number one provider in Switzerland.

1
January
2015
When does it start?
In accordance with the federal resolution, the official regulation comes into force on January 1, 2015. From this point on, SWITCH will no longer be allowed to sell .ch domain names. This does not mean that all 1.2 million domain names also have to be transferred by this point in time. It is best to do this now so that you do not have to worry about transferring your domain name in the future. It is not a problem if you don’t have time to transfer your domain name now. Your domain name will remain active until your SWITCH subscription expires. SWITCH will inform you about the impending transfer requirement three months before your subscription expires.

green.ch
low-priced
What does this mean?
The most important thing first: Don’t panic. You still have plenty of time to transfer your domain name. A generous regulation with sufficient transition time has been set up to handle the 1.2 million domain names and 450,000 customers. Starting January 1, 2015, SWITCH will no longer be allowed to sell .ch domain names. But if your subscription runs longer than this, you have time until your subscription expires to transfer to another provider. It is theoretically possible to extend your subscription, but you should consider whether it doesn’t make more sense to quickly transfer your domain name. The lowest domain name fees from green.ch, starting at CHF 14.40, save you real money compared with SWITCH (starting at CHF 15.50). We are happy to help you with the transfer and can also take care of all the formalities for you on request.

Registrar
vs.
Registry
Registrar and registry – what are they?
So far, SWITCH has been performing a dual role as the domain name registry and domain name registrar. In its role as the registry, SWITCH was responsible for maintaining the domain name database, the WHOIS for .ch domain names and all related activities. In its role as registrar, SWITCH was responsible for registering domain names, hosting, billing, etc. to end customers. The Swiss Federal Council has decided that these two functions will be separated in the future. This has long been the international convention and will now also be the standard in Switzerland. Therefore all SWITCH customers have to transfer their .ch domain names to another provider – a quick and easy procedure at green.ch.

For more information about this new regulation, see the SWITCH statement.


Benefit from our low domain name fees.


Unbeatable prices at green.ch:
.ch
CHF 1.20

per month
.li
CHF 1.20

per month
.de
CHF 1.20

per month

Other top domain names:
.com
CHF 1.60

per month
.fr
CHF 1.60

per month
.eu
CHF 1.60

per month
.at
CHF 2.40

per month
 
.net
CHF 1.60

per month
.info
CHF 1.60

per month
.biz
CHF 1.60

per month
.org
CHF 1.60

per month
The subscription period is 12 months and can be cancelled with 3 months notice to the end of the subscription period.
The annual fee will be billed in advance.

Customers ask – green.ch answers.


In our FAQs, we answer the most common questions about transferring domain names from SWITCH to green.ch.

OFCOM and the Swiss Federal Council have decided that the domain name registry and domain name registrar must be separate entities in the future. SWITCH has performed both roles in the past; this is no longer possible. Therefore, 1.2 million .ch domain names will have to be transferred – to green.ch, for example.
In accordance with the federal resolution, the official regulation comes into force on January 1, 2015. From this point on, SWITCH will no longer be allowed to sell domain names. But don’t worry: Your domain name will remain active until your SWITCH subscription expires. Nevertheless, we recommend that you take care of transferring your domain name as early as possible. Then you do not have to worry about it in the future.
Every owner of a .ch domain name that is registered with SWITCH must transfer their domain name to another registrar such as green.ch. If your domain name is registered with SWITCH, you are affected by this regulation even if you are already a customer of green.ch or another registrar.
If you have purchased/registered one or more of your domain names from/with SWITCH, then sooner or later you will have to transfer to another registrar. But don’t worry. You have plenty of time. Even though SWITCH cannot sell any more domain names starting January 1, 2015, existing subscriptions remain valid until they expire. It is best to take care of transferring your domain name as early as possible so that it does not get forgotten. Here you can find out how you can quickly and easily transfer your domain name to green.ch.
Transferring your domain name to green.ch is quick and easy. You simply ask SWITCH to send you the transfer code and then use the service on our website. Here are practical step-by-step instructions.
It is of course possible to transfer your domain name to green.ch even if it is not registered with SWITCH. All you need is the transfer code from your previous registrar. Here you will find all the information you need on further steps.
If you do not transfer your domain name in time and your SWITCH subscription expires, your domain name will continue to be active for 4 weeks. During this period, you will have to initiate a transfer. Otherwise, at the end of these four weeks your domain name will be deactivated. In this case, if you want to continue to use your domain name, you will have to first reactivate it and then transfer it.
If your domain name is deactivated, there is initially no need to worry. You can easily reactivate it within 4 weeks of deactivation. After reactivation, you have 2 weeks time to transfer the domain name to another registrar. If the domain name is not transferred within these two weeks, then it will again be deactivated.
SWITCH.ch and NIC.ch are closely coupled. NIC stands for Network Information Center and is the name of the SWITCH registrar. SWITCH is an association that was commissioned by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) in Switzerland to manage .ch domain names. This means that if you want to register a .ch domain name with SWITCH, registration actually takes place on the nic.ch website. To transfer your domain name from SWITCH to green.ch, you will therefore need to log in to nic.ch with your username and password.
 

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