What .swiss domain name can be applied for?
- Swiss company names and registered brands
- Domain names with a clear link to the applicant (products, slogans, etc.)
- Geographic names (special conditions)
- Generic names such as auto.swiss or hotel.swiss. Note that there are special conditions for naming mandates
Applications that meet the conditions are published every Tuesday at 14.00 CET for a period 20 days. Competing applications can be submitted during this period. List of registration applications
How long does it take until I can use my .swiss domain?
If there are no comments or competing applications, you can use your .swiss domain immediately after the 20-day publication period (for accepted applications) ends.
Where can I find more information about .swiss domains?
The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) in Switzerland has been named as the registry and has listed the most important facts about the new domain extension on their website: dot.swiss - Facts
Who can apply to register a .swiss domain?
Applicants must demonstrate that they have an adequate connection to Switzerland. This is demonstrated by having a registered place of business and an actual administrative site in Switzerland. Applicants must also be entered in the Swiss commercial register or have the status of an association or foundation. Swiss public bodies such as the Confederation, cantons, and municipalities can also apply.
At present, natural persons (private individuals) cannot submit a registration application.
What is the added value of a .swiss domain extension?
- It unmistakably indicates the origin and base of Swiss organizations and businesses.
- It lends exclusivity to the websites of Swiss companies and organizations.
- It underlines identification with the Swiss brand and its values.