No Details Are Individual .swiss domain registrations allowed?
Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .swiss?
Yes Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .swiss?
To register and renew a .swiss domain name, you must fulfill all the following requirements:
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.
Yes Details Are some .swiss domain names restricted?
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.
Yes Details Does .swiss domain have a special use?
No Details Other information I need to know about .swiss?
No Details Are there any additional fees for .swiss?
No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .swiss?
No Details WHOIS Privacy service available?
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No Details
This domain extension does not support internationalization.
The Swiss Confederation is a sovereign State according to international law and as such has legal personality
Not applicable. There is no parent company
Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)
Bundeshaus Nord, Kochergasse 10
Bern BE 3003
The Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation of 18 April 1999 (SR 101; http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/c101.html ), in particular art. 1 and 143 and following, and the laws on the organisation of the government and the administration
The purpose of the TLD .swiss is to serve the Swiss community, defined as the community of individuals, legal entities and public institutions with a bona fide presence in Switzerland. (See responses to Question 20 regarding community delineation). The goals of the .swiss TLD are: (a) to... Read more
The key benefits of the .swiss TLD to registrants, end-users and all members of the Swiss community are derived from its purpose and use as a strictly and objectively controlled distinctive label. Registrants benefit from the very nature of the TLD, which by virtue of its purpose is designed to... Read more
The pre-launch, launch and ongoing registration phases of the .swiss TLD are designed to minimize social costs and negative externalities. This will protect potential registrants and potentially affected parties while maximizing the value of the name space to its registrants and end-users. This... Read more
The .swiss TLD belongs to and serves the Swiss community.The following clauses (A), (B) and (C) describe the delineation of the Swiss community and corresponding policy principles of the .swiss TLD. (A) The Swiss community comprises individuals, legal entities and public institutions with a bona... Read more
The applicant is the Government of the Swiss Confederation. It is democratically elected by universal suffrage and has the authority to make key decisions on behalf and in the interest of all community stakeholders. The Swiss community extends beyond the territorial borders of the Swiss... Read more
As described under Questions 18(a), the purpose of the .swiss TLD is: (a) to facilitate digital communications to and from, as well as within, the Swiss community; (b) to support and promote the international visibility and renown of Switzerland and the Swiss community, Swiss culture, monuments and... Read more
The .swiss TLD serves the Swiss community as described under (A) in the answer to Q20a. The TLD string ".swiss" is the adjective in English that refers to Switzerland and to the Swiss people. It is the distinctive element of the official name of the country, i.e."Swiss Confederation" in... Read more
As described in the response to Questions 20(a), two types of conditions must be fulfilled for the right to register a .swiss name. These are: (A) community membership (bona fide presence in Switzerland) and (B) Registration of domain names under the .swiss TLD is restricted to members of the... Read more
1. Reserved List of Geographic Names In accordance with Specification 5 of the proposed TLD Registry Agreement published as Attachment to Module 5 of the Applicant Guidebook by ICANN, and with Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) advice on geographic names at the second level, the .swiss Registry... Read more