The Whois service allows you to look up information about the owner of currently registered domains. Whois also lets you determine whether a domain is already registered or if it is available.
If you are the owner of a domain, anyone can view your name and address. This can be useful if you want to sell a domain or if you want to purchase one from the registered owner. Unfortunately, this information is also readily available to data collectors, spammers, hackers, etc.
We currently offer our Domain Privacy service service for the domain extensions .com, .net, .biz, .org and .info. We will offer our Privacy service for additional domain extensions in due course. When your personal details are protected using our Domain Privacy service, third parties can only view the details with your consent.
Immediately after a domain has been registered, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires that accredited registrars such as Hostpoint publish the contact information of the registrant, registration and expiry date, and other details to the Whois database.
The Whois database is a searchable list of all domains currently registered worldwide. To find out who owns a particular domain name, simply enter the domain in the Whois search box.
First, consider whether you might be willing to use a different domain extension. There are several hundred domain extensions, and maybe there's another one that's right for you. Hostpoint offers the entire range of domain extensions and has a list of current prices.
A domain is a unique, symbolic name referring to a host on the Internet. Domain names have a hierarchical structure. For example, all Swiss domains have the ‘.ch’ suffix, German domains have the ‘.de’ suffix, etc. This suffix is referred to as the top-level domain.
There are also generic top-level domains that do not denote specific countries but, instead, are intended for specific purposes. For example, ‘.com’ is reserved for commercial websites, ‘.biz’ for businesses, and ‘.museum’ for museums.
To transfer your top-level domain (e.g. your-domain.tld) to Hostpoint, you need what is known as the transfer code for the domain. The transfer code is a security key consisting of up to 16 alphanumerical characters and is obtained from your current registrar or provider.
How you obtain the transfer code depends on your registrar or provider. For example, it may be possible to view the transfer code by going to the service page. You may have to request the transfer code or it may be sent to you automatically by e-mail after you have canceled your domain with your registrar or provider or notified a change of provider. However, to speed up the process of switching providers, you can also try to find the transfer code yourself. In this case, please contact your current registrar or provider.
Once you have received the AuthCode, please order the desired domain transfer from our website. After we have received your order, we will begin with the domain transfer within 24 hours. You can now begin transferring your CH domains to us easily and free of charge.
You register a domain with the selected TLD (such as .ch) for a period of one year.
You renew your registration by one year.
You transfer your domain, e.g. from Switch to Hostpoint.
You transfer your domain to a new owner.
You change your address (street and city).
You change the nameservers for example to another provider.
You change your technical contact.
After a deletion, you can reactivate your domain.
The renewal fee is billed annually. The other costs (registration, transfer, etc.) are once-only fees.
All prices are listed in CHF, incl. VAT.
You can simply transfer your domain to us to take advantage of the benefits we can provide for you and your domain.
Maybe you can find a similar domain that is to your liking. We're happy to suggest several alternatives.
Are you still in the process of planning your web project? It's still worth securing this domain now to make sure no one snatches it up before you launch your website!
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