How do I start a .swiss website?

Once you have registered your .swiss domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.

A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.

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What is a .swiss domain?

For the people and business of Switzerland, the .swiss domain name extension represents an opportunity to get a domain name that connects them to their country like never before.

How do I buy a .swiss domain?

To purchase your .swiss domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.

Swiss Confederation OFCOM, the registry authorized to operate the .swiss domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .swiss domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .swiss registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I transfer a .swiss domain?

Transferring your .swiss domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.

Every .swiss domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.

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FAQs for .swiss

.swiss domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .swiss during general availability is 3 Weeks.
.swiss Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.swiss); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.swiss).
DNSSEC is available for .swiss domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .swiss domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .swiss extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .swiss domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
No. At present the .swiss domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .swiss Top Level Domain is Swiss Confederation OFCOM. You may visit them at https://www.nic.swiss/nic/en/home.html.

Domain Requirements for .swiss

To register and renew a .swiss domain name, you must fulfill all the following requirements:

  • a. You must be a legal entity (i.e. not an individual) with sufficient link to Switzerland. This occurs if you are:
    • A public body or another public organization under Swiss public law;
    • A legal entity registered in the Swiss Commercial Register having its seat in Switzerland and an effective site of administration in Switzerland; or
    • An association or foundation not registered in the Swiss Commercial Register having its seat and an effective site of administration in Switzerland.

  • b. At the time of the application, the requested name belongs to a category of names available for allocation.
  • c. The intended use is legal under Swiss law. Be aware that if the domain name is used to provide products or services or to advertise them, a seat and an effective place of administration are required.
  • d. The name applied for can legitimately be considered as objectively linked to the applicant or the intended use of the domain name. This occurs in particular if the domain name satisfies one of the following conditions:
    • it contains a name for which the applicant holds a trademark right;
    • it refers to a name objectively linked to the State or its activities that is required by the respective public body or the public law organization concerned;
    • it contains a geographical designation, or a clear variation or abbreviation of a name, to which the applicant has a legitimate right or interest, to which it has a legitimate right or interest in the public mind, or it is authorized to use by the public body or bodies or other organizations concerned;
    • it reflects a name in which the applicant has a legitimate interest or which is associated with the applicant in the public mind; and

  • e. The requested name is not a “Designation with a Generic Character”, without prejudice to be eligible under the Registry’s naming mandate program as set forth in Section 6 of this Registration Policy. Names that are designated with a Generic Character will be premium priced for both registration and renewal.

Allocation Process

Publication Period - Once Your .swiss domain name application is submitted, the Registry will examine it and, unless the name is unavailable or the application manifestly does not meet the Syntax Rules and the General Eligibility Requirements set forth in Section 3 of the Registration Policy, it will publish it for twenty (20) days (“Publication Period” of the application). During this twenty (20) day Publication Period other applicants may submit a registration application for this same domain name. Registration fees are non-refundable if published.

More information, including Contention Resolution and requirements for the use of a .swiss domain name can be found in the Registration Policy and Launch Policy.

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

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How do I renew a .swiss domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.

Starting @ 199.49 USD / yr

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Domain information current to 2022-10-19

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