|Open From 11 January '16|
By associating its brand, corporate name or any other designation with the .swiss extension, the holder of a domain name is showing that it belongs to the Swiss community. It can use this advantage in order to promote its image and business interests in Switzerland and all over the world.
To register and renew a .swiss domain name the registrant must fulfill all the following requirements:
Must be a legal entity (i.e. not an individual) with sufficient link to Switzerland. This includes: A public body or another public organization under Swiss public law; a legal entity registered in the Swiss Commercial Register having its seat in Switzerland and an effective site of administration in Switzerland; or an association or foundation not registered in the Swiss Commercial Register having its seat and an effective site of administration in Switzerland.
At the time of the application, the requested name belongs to a category of names available for allocation.
The intended use is legal under Swiss law. Be aware that if the domain name is used to provide products or services or to advertise them, a seat and an effective place of administration are required.
The name applied for can legitimately be considered as objectively linked to the applicant or the intended use of the domain name. This occurs in particular if the domain name satisfies one of the following conditions: it contains a name for which the applicant holds a trademark right; it refers to a name objectively linked to the State or its activities that is required by the respective public body or the public law organization concerned; it contains a geographical designation, or a clear variation or abbreviation of a name, to which the applicant has a legitimate right or interest, to which it has a legitimate right or interest in the public mind, or it is authorized to use by the public body or b odies or other organizations concerned; it reflects a name in which the applicant has a legitimate interest or which is ass ociated with the applicant in the public mind; and The requested name is not a “Designation with a Generic Character”, without prejudice to be eligible under the Registry’s naming mandate program.
See additional eligibility restrictions in the General Remarks section.
Specific Eligibility Requirements for Certain Designations
Specific Eligibility Requirements for certain designations or categories of designations The following designations or categories of designations (in the swiss national languages and in English) may only be allocated as domain names to following persons:
Any candidate for a domain which is to be allocated under a naming mandate must:
Reserved Domain Names
Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email email@example.com to process your application.
|Registration Periods||1 year|
|Renewal Periods||1 - 10 years|
|Local Presence||Country Required|