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.CH domains are open to everyone, without any restrictions.

.CH has over 1800000 registered domain names for this small country, which actually represents one of the highest density of domain names in the world. On average, one inhabitant out of 6 has its own domain name.

Register your domain name in Switzerland for € 12.00 VAT Ex. / year

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Prices and Services

Registration € 12.00 VAT Ex. / year
Renewal € 12.00 VAT Ex. / year
Restoration € 18.00 VAT Ex.
Transfer Free of charge
Trade Free of charge
Trustee service Not available
Local presence service Not available

The following services are included with the domain :

Complete online management
DNS management
Redirection of the domain and sub-domains
Redirection of email addresses
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Technical informations


Description Switzerland country-code TLD
Registration conditions None
Syntax From 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or hyphens
IDN support 32 accented characters
Registration duration 1 year
Nameserver check No

.ch at FranceDNS

Accreditation FranceDNS is an accredited registrar through its founding company NETIM
Special conditions Special terms and conditions - .CH .LI domain names
Registration timeline Immediate
Activation timeline 6 - 12 hours



.CH domain name registration is open to everyone, without restrictions.

If your Swiss domain is available, you can register it either you represent a company, an organisation or an individual. You don't have to live in Switzerland or, for a company, to be based in Switzerland.

Further information with the registration policy in force at the registry.


A renewal extends the domain name for one year.

Renewal procedures must be carried out before the domain's expiration date otherwise the domain will switch to quarantine status for a 14 days period before being removed. During this period, the domain is no longer active but can still be restored.

To renew or to restore a domain, please follow our reminder notifications or create an order directly in your account, "My orders" > "Renewals".

Change of registrar:

To transfer a .CH domain, you need its authorization code :

  • with your current registrar if it is an accredited SWITCH partner
  • with the registry if your domain name is directly managed with SWITCH

You can find further information on the registry's "FAQ's on partners" page.

As soon as the transfer is initiated by FranceDNS, if the authorization code is valid and if the domain status is transferrable, the transfer will be completed within a few minutes.

Transfer is free of charge because renewal is not included in the process. You will benefit from our services until your domain's expiration date, on which you can renew your domain.

Change of ownership:

This procedure allows the owner to transfer a domain name to a third party.

A form between the seller and the buyer should be filled and returned to FranceDNS with requested documents. Once the request is accepted, the change of ownership is done.

At the end of the operations, the expiration date remains unchanged.


This procedure can help to settle a dispute between the domain owner and a third party.
Further information here

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* Price if the holder of the domain does not resides in the country concerned.
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