.ch Domain Names

Registry: Switch
Origin: Switzerland
Creation date: 1987

Description: .CH is the official ccTLD of Switzerland

Whois: see https://www.nic.ch/reg/ds03/whois/view.html?lid=en
(updated every 24 hours)


.CH domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Switch since July 2007
Price: See the .CH price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .CH domains are open to everyone
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 1 year
Subdomains: None


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 9 days following the expiration date
DNS Changes: DNS changes may take up to 12 hours
Disputes: Dispute Resolution Service
Transfer (change of registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar), and that the domain does not expire soon. The transfer must be confirmed by email and the expiration date of the domain name remains unchanged
Change of Ownership: available on our interface
Deletion process: quarantine of 40 days, see this table
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