.swiss – The new domain
for Switzerland









CHF / year
The new domain ending .swiss is now available for purchase exclusively for companies with a clear connection to Switzerland. Emphasize your Swissness: Register your .swiss domain right now or send us your .swiss registration application today.

Our .swiss do-it-all package

Including service for your .swiss domain –
free DNS hosting and a range of useful functions:

  • .swiss Domain Control Panel
  • Forwarding for your .swiss domain
  • Free DNS hosting
  • One login for all of your domains
  • Transfer of domains to Hostpoint at any time
  • DNS zone editor for your .swiss domain
  • Other domain endings available
  • Convenient invoice-based payment
  • Name server service included
Hostpoint is your ICANN-certified registrar for .swiss domains in Switzerland.

.swiss – FAQs

What are the requirements for generic .swiss domain names?

Names of a generic nature and which are not tied to any special interest for all or part of the Swiss community are basically ineligible for .swiss domain names.

Brands and company names that have a designation that is generic and that are not tied to any special interest can still be assigned to the holder of the trademark rights, provided that issuing the domain does not result in any confusion, damage to a third party, or major competitive advantage on the Internet.

Domain names of a generic nature or that resemble generic domains and are tied to a special interest for all or part of the Swiss community are basically eligible to apply via name space mandate for the domain name when the open registration period begins on 11 January 2016.

These are names that generally refer to a category or class of goods (e.g. chocolate.swiss, cookies.swiss, pizza.swiss, watches.swiss), services (e.g. bank.swiss, finance.swiss, hairdresser.swiss, insurance.swiss), persons or groups (e.g. consumers.swiss, lawyers.swiss, students.swiss, families.swiss), organizations (e.g. universities.swiss, associations.swiss, clubs.swiss), objects (e.g. machines.swiss, tools.swiss, vehicles.swiss), industries (e.g. bakeries.swiss, carpentry.swiss, construction.swiss) or activities (e.g. soccer.swiss, sports.swiss, yoga.swiss) or that describe these.

A name space mandate can include several similar .swiss domain names in German, French, Italian and English.

OFCOM has published a list of generic name examples that can be assigned with a name space mandate. This is not a definitive list.

What are the administrative requirements for .swiss domain names that are issued through a name space mandate.

The following provisions apply for .swiss domains issued via a name space mandate.

• Applicants must use the name to represent the entire or a significant portion of the group of persons in question or be supported by this group of persons.

• Use of the .swiss domain name and the associated services benefit the entire group of persons in question.

• The .swiss project must offer a benefit to the group of persons in question and for the Swiss community.

• The application meets OFCOM's quality criteria for the .swiss domain name or for the intended undertaking.

• The general and specific criteria for issuing .swiss domain names are met.

Why should a company register for a .swiss domain?

With the .swiss domain ending, you emphasize your Swissness, distinguishing yourself from other companies with a .ch domain. After all, .ch domains can be registered by anyone in the world.

So register your company's .swiss domain today. We would be happy to accept your request as a pre-order. Of course, the domain will only be billed to you if the registration can be completed successfully on your behalf.

Can I register a .swiss domain as a private individual?

The purchase of .swiss domains is reserved exclusively for companies. But OFCOM reserves the right to loosen this restriction at a later point in time.

Where can I find more information about purchasing .swiss domains?

We continuously update our .swiss domain FAQs in our Support Center.


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