Included with every domain
There is no specific procedure related to the registration of a domain name.
.SWISS domain names are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.
Restrictions / Allocation Rules:
All applications for a .swiss domain name must be approved by the registry according to the Eligibility and Name Selection criteria set in the .swiss General Registration Policy.
In case of rejection of the registration request, we will proceed with the refund of the order.
Eligibility of the registrant:
A check of the registrant's informations will be done on the validity of the registration number and its adequacy with the name of the entity.
In addition, the registry can ask for additional information in order to check eligibility and accept the registration request.
Currently it is not possible for an individual, even citizen or residant in Switzerland, to obtain a .SWISS domain name .
Eligibility of the domain name:
Applications are possible for the following domain names :
- denominations related to public authorities and their tasks
- protected brands in Switzerland
- the names of associations and foundations
- corporate names registered in the commercial register
- geographical names: for this category, it is necessary to prove a legitimate interest or receive the authorization of the entity concerned
- other names: any sequence of characters provided there is a clear relationship with the applicant or the intended use (such as product or services, and so on...)
Generic names generally refer to a category or class of goods (e.g. chocolate.swiss, cookies.swiss, pizza.swiss, watches.swiss), services (e.g. bank.swiss, finance.swiss, hairdresser.swiss, insurance.swiss), persons or groups (e.g. consumers.swiss, lawyers.swiss, students.swiss, families.swiss), organizations (e.g. universities.swiss, associations.swiss, clubs.swiss), objects (e.g. machines.swiss, tools.swiss, vehicles.swiss), industries (e.g. bakeries.swiss, carpentry.swiss, construction.swiss) or activities (e.g. soccer.swiss, sports.swiss, yoga.swiss) or that describe these.
These very generic terms may only be awarded under naming mandate (formal application for registering a group of domain names that benefit the entire community). Please note that NETIM does not offer this type of registration. Therefore, if an application is defined as a generic term by the Registry, the registration will be rejected.
All validated names will be published on registry's website for a period of 20 days, allowing contending applications to be filed during such period, prior to turning into registrations.
Domain names will be allocated and activated online after the delay of 20 days.
Domain names shown as available could be already requested and currently in the publication delay.
In order to transfer your domain name to Netim, you must disable transfer protections and obtain the authorisation code from your current Registrar.
The transfer may take several days.
When the transfer is finalised, a year is added to the expiry date of the domain name.
To change the holder, you must first go through an authentication process.
To that end, validation emails will be sent to both current and future domain holders.
After a period of 5 days, the request will be cancelled.
The domain expiration date is not affected by the transfer process.
Here are the special characters supported by this extension:
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Netim is an accredited registrar
By choosing an accredited Registrar, you avoid middlemen which in turn gives you access to lower prices and makes domain registration, as well as other operations, quicker.