Domain .ch - national domain: Switzerland

How to register a .ch internet domain?

  • Registration fee
    $27,49 / year
  • Renewal fee
    $27,49 / year
  • Trade fee
    The owner change is paid and it requires to fill out the form. The domain owner change does not extend its validity.
  • Transfer fee
    free of charge
    renewal not included
    The domain transfer requires the auth info code. The domain transfer does not extend its validity.
  • Reactivation fee
    Additional restore fee is due on the domain renewal date (8 days before expiration date). Restore is possible only within 14 days thereafter.
  • Minimum registration and renewal period
    1 year
  • Restrictions

Swiss domain information

Swiss domain information is regulated by the Swiss Confederation and is managed by the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM). The .ch domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Switzerland. It is one of the most popular ccTLDs in the world, with over 2 million registered domains.

The .ch domain is open to individuals, businesses, and organizations with a presence in Switzerland. There are no residency requirements for registering a .ch domain. However, registrants must provide a valid Swiss address.

.ch domains are registered for one year. They can be renewed for an unlimited number of years. There are several restrictions on the use of .ch domains. For example, domains cannot be used for illegal purposes or to infringe on the rights of others. Additionally, domains cannot be used to promote gambling or pornography.

OFCOM has the authority to suspend or cancel .ch domains that violate its regulations.

​Why should I buy a .ch domain name?

Buying a .ch domain name is beneficial for establishing a strong connection to Switzerland, as it is the country code top-level domain for Swiss entities. This domain enhances credibility and trust among Swiss customers, making it ideal for businesses, organizations, and individuals looking to target the Swiss market. It signals a local presence, potentially improving search engine rankings within Switzerland, and offers a clear association with Swiss quality and values.

Everything that you should know about .ch domain price

The base price for a .ch domain is set by the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), the regulatory body responsible for domain management in Switzerland. The fees can vary depending on the registrar and the level of support and services provided.

Another factor that can influence the price of a .ch domain is the registration period. While most registrars offer annual registration, some may provide discounts for longer registration periods, such as two or three years. It's worth considering the potential savings if you plan to use the domain for an extended period.

It's important to note that the .ch domain is subject to certain restrictions and requirements. For instance, only entities with a physical presence in Switzerland or a registered trademark in Switzerland are eligible to register .ch domains. Additionally, domain registrations must comply with Swiss law and regulations.

By understanding the pricing structure and considering the factors that can influence the cost of a .ch domain, individuals and businesses can make informed decisions when registering their .ch domains. By choosing a reputable registrar and taking advantage of potential discounts and promotions, you can ensure a cost-effective and successful domain registration that meets your specific needs and requirements.

How to buy a domain in Switzerland?

To buy a domain in Switzerland with a .ch extension, start by choosing a domain registrar authorized to register .ch domains such as Let’s Domains. Use our search function to check the availability of your desired .ch domain name. If it's available, proceed with the registration by filling out the necessary forms and completing the payment process. Ensure to follow any specific requirements for registering a .ch domain. Keep track of your domain's renewal date to maintain ownership.

Information about the .ch domain registry

.ch - country code top-level domain name (ccTLD): Switzerland

The available domain TLDs: .ch

Registry: SWITCH The Swiss Education & Research Network


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