This domain is in the categories:
German, French, Italian, Europe, Top Domains
The official country domain of Switzerland
The .ch domain
This domain is in the categories:
|Transfer (including annual fee)||$24.90|
|Change of the owner||$0.00|
|Modification of domain data||$0.00|
|Recovery after deletion||$33.00|
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.
|Change of ownership|
|Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)|
|Registry||Switch (Website | Regulations)|
|New registration||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.|
|Domain length||A .ch domain may be between 3 - 63 characters long. Hyphens may be used, but not at the beginning or at the end of the domain, and not 2 consecutive (for example, aa -bb.ch).|
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.
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.
The prices stated exclude VAT.