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About .ch Domains

Nic.ch is the sponsor and Hexonet aka 1 Api GmbH is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .ch extension that represents Switzerland.

Who can register .ch domains?

Anyone can register a .ch domain

Registration Restrictions
Must Use
  • 3 - 63 Characters
Can Use
  • Letters: a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters or 3rd or 4th postion aka consecutive)
Cannot Use
  • Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)

Features Availability
Registration Length 1 year
Renewal Length 1 year1
Bulk Registration Supported
Backorders Not Supported
Transfers To Supported2
Transfers Away Supported3
Account change Not Supported
Ownership Protection Supported
Privacy Protection Supported
Cashparking Not Supported
Contact Updates Supported4
IDNs Supported - Latin

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

Custom Nameserver Requirements
Must Use
  • 2-50 Nameservers
Can Use
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
Cannot Use
  • Vanity Nameservers

Nameserver updates can take up to 5 days to complete.

1 Renewal Restrictions

.ch domains will only renew via the auto renew feature. They cannot be manually renewed and will expire like normal if auto renew is turned off. There is no auto-renewal grace period. After the domain has fully expired, please contact our support team for assistance in restoring the domain.

Billing attempts for .ch renewals happen 12 days prior to expiration, 5 days prior, and the day before expiration. The domain will stay active after failed billings until the final day of expiration.

2Transfers To

.ch transfers do not add a year to the registration.

3Transfers away requirements

Please contact customer support to request an authorization code for .ch domain transfers away.

4Contact Update Requirements

To change the registrant information on your .ch domain name (first name, last name or organization/company name), please contact our support department. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager. See Change my domain contact information for information on making these changes.

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