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.CH domain

The official country domain of Switzerland

This domain is listed in the categories: German, French, Italian, Europe, Top Country Domains, All
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Useful information about .ch domains

Trends & General Information

The .ch domain is registered as Internet country code top-level-dom (ccTLD) of Switzerland. This top-level-domain was introduced in 1987; it is one of the oldest domains. Registered domains are managed by SWITCH information technology services, which is in addition to the .ch domains also competent registry for the Internet country code top-level-domain of Liechtenstein .li

.ch domain is really interesting, because it can contain German, French and Italian content. This is due to the multilingual orientation of the region of Switzerland - it increases the popularity of the .ch domains, because even users in Germany, Austria, Italy and France can benefit from the partially multilingual content.

General information about the .ch domain extension

Domain transfer .ch domain transfer is possible
Transfer auth-code An auth-code is required for the transfer of a .ch domain
Domain security You cannot set a transfer key to your .ch domain
Change of ownership Change of ownership is possible for .ch domains
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Your .ch domain can contain special characters
Numeric domains A .ch domain may only contain numbers
Registry Switch (Website | Regulations)

Periods

New registration 1 year
Renewal 1 year
Duration of registration It takes a few seconds to register the .ch domain.
Notice period The notice period for termination is 4 days before the domain expires.

Special provisions if you want to buy a .ch domain

Domain length If you buy a ch-domain, it is allowed to have 3 - 63 signs.
Do not place hyphens at the beginning or at the end of a domain nor put 2 consecutive ones (e.g. aa--bb.ch).

Further information on .ch domains

Benefits

The Internet country code top-level-domain .ch is very popular, especially companies and individuals from the Switzerland buy and register their personal .ch domain. Some corporations use the .ch domain to achieve high rankings in the major search engines, the Swiss top-level-domain is also utilized to demonstrate visitors the affinity and orientation to the Swiss nation. Even those who live in Switzerland really often buy and register .ch domains.

You could find a lot of directly related domains in the near geographical area of Switzerland: For example the Austrian .at domain is in direct relation to Swiss .ch domain. Also some generic domains like .net domain or the originally commercial used .biz domain are in relationship to .ch domains.

There are nearly no restrictions for registering a Swiss top-level-domain: Any Internet user can buy and register his own .ch domain - nationality or residence is not important, also inhabitants of other countries can easily buy and register their personal domain with easyname.

If you want to buy your .ch domain at easyname, please check meeting the following requirements: For your personal domain between 3 and 63 characters are available- pure numeric domains as well as special characters and hyphens are permitted. We register your domain in real-time - even a few seconds after your order, you will receive all necessary information and data.

Statistics

The population of Switzerland is around 8 million, compared to the number of registered .ch you will realize that theoretically almost every fourth Swiss inhabitant has registered his own .ch domain - that's a really high value. In March 2012 the competent registry recorded about 1.8 million registered domains.

More and more Internet users register an own .ch domain - we highly recommend you to buy and register your domain as quickly as possible, your competitors are not asleep. You've got questions ore suggestions? No problem, please drop us a line and we will contact you soon.

Price information

New registration with hosting*) £0.00
Annual fee £18.90
Setup £0.00
Transfer (including annual fee) £18.90
Domain changes £0.00
Change of ownership £0.00
Restore £69.00

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