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What is a .swiss domain?

The .SWISS domain extension has strict registration requirements plus ongoing monitoring of registrants to ensure the stability of the .SWISS domain. Registration of a .SWISS domain name is limited to organisations with a Swiss Enterprise ID (UID/IDE/IDI). Legal entities have to be based in Switzerland and be able to show a connection with the country. The conditions for registering a .SWISS domain name are exacting. Once application has been accepted, your .SWISS domain name will be checked regularly for noncompliance. If in the future noncompliance is discovered, the domain name will be suspended. The .SWISS registry wants to ensure that the .SWISS domain will remain a secure, trustworthy and genuine online space. Registration requirements include a 20 day public assessment, and provision of a declaration of intended use. It all sounds pretty strict, but for good reason. The .SWISS domain will be an online space that’s protected and secure. This is excellent news for users who can be sure that they're dealing with a genuine business and that it's safe to share personal information. Local domains like .SWISS are a powerful way to boost your visibility and ranking in local search result pages. Your .SWISS domain name demonstrates not only your location, but your support for the local economy. Local users appreciate this endorsement and they are more inclined to trust your site and purchase your products and services. Reduced shipping costs and customer support in the appropriate time zone are also strong factors. Your .SWISS website will therefore, rank highly in local search results.  Along with your .SWISS domain name, you'll also benefit from a free Alpha SSL certificate, Classic DNS to keep your website running efficiently, and a personalised email address.  The .SWISS domain extension was launched in 2015. It's in addition to the .CH country code domain extension for Switzerland, which has more relaxed registration requirements. If you're in any doubt about what's required, please don't hesitate to contact us and we can talk you through the requirements. 

.swiss Price
Annual fee 102.49 GBP
Renewal fee 102.49 GBP
Update fee 102.49 GBP
Transfer fee 102.49 GBP
Reactivation Fee On Request
.swiss Format
Minimum length 3 characters
Maximum length 63 characters
Numbers Not allowed
Hyphen Allowed (middle only)
Extra features - IDN Supported
-Local Presence Required
-matching name Required
-Documentation Required
Conditions -.SWISS domain name registrations are limited to legal entities with sufficient links to Switzerland. In addition the domain name applied for must match the name of the registrant or their trademark.
.swiss Registration Period
Anyone can register? no
Minimum subscription period 1 year
Maximum subscription period 1 year
Renewal increment 1 year
Domain issue time Instantly
Anytime renew Allowed

How do I buy  an  .swiss   domain?

Looking to buy a .swiss domain name? You've come to the right place! Hosting.co.uk has been providing registrations in the UK for over a decade and is the recognized leader in domain registrations.

You can trust Hosting.co.uk to do it right because Switzerland domains are our specialty. Hosting.co.uk is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .swiss registration process. Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your .swiss name.  

How do I transfer a .swiss domain?

Transferring your .swiss domain is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking “transfer Now” below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .swiss domain transfers into Hosting.co.uk includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you’re not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to UK’s largest portfolio of extensions in the business and Hosting.co.uk’s powerful domain management system.

Starting at £ 102.49 /yr

How do I renew a .swiss domain?

Renewing your .swiss is simple! Just click “renew now” below, or log into your Account., select your .swiss domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That’s it! 

We also offer Auto-Renew- a great way to keep your .swiss domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your account Settings to find out if you have it enabled. 

Starting at £ 102.49 /yr

{Take advantage of a .swiss domain and website. Add an email bundle to get even better savings}

Essential hosting Bundle

£3.00 /month

You pay £72.03 - Renews at £/mo

  • .swiss domain
  • 10 GB Webhosting
  • 10 FREE .swiss emails

Sitebuilder
Bundle

£5.00 /month

You pay £72.03 - Renews at £/mo

  • .swiss domain
  • Website Builder
  • 5 FREE .swiss emails

Corporate
Bundle

£5.00 /month

You pay £72.03 - Renews at £/mo

  • .swiss domain
  • 100 GB Web Hosting
  • Office 365

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A domain name is an address for a website that appears in the browser bar. For example, our domain name is 'website .swiss ’. There are two parts to every domain: the main name (i.e. ‘website’) and the extension (i.e. ‘.swiss’). No two websites can have the same domain name because it is unique to you.

Every site is hosted on an internet web server, or a “host”. Computers access these hosts using an IP – a string of numbers like 94.54.349.43 – but that’s not very memorable for human beings.

A .swiss Name converts an IP address to a more memorable, text-based version so that people don’t need to punch in a huge string of numbers to find the websites they want. This is all done through the Domain Name System – more commonly known as DNS.

Think of your domains like web addresses – the place people will find you online.

An extension is the ending of a Domain Name. Extensions are commonly referred to as a TLD (Top-Level Domain), suffix, or domain root.

There are many types of TLDs such as ccTLDs, which are country code specific, like .uk for the UK, and gTLDs, which are new generic extensions such as .website.

Some of the most popular TLDs include .com, .org, .net and .biz.

Many businesses and brands register their name with multiple extensions to protect their online identity, increase visibility and attract more visitors to their website.

Many businesses and brands register their name with multiple extensions to protect their online identity, increase visibility and attract more visitors to their website.

Some of the most popular extension types are Geographic and International domains.

Geographic TLDs are perfect for local businesses and organizations. They tell people in which city or region a shop, a restaurant or an agency is located. Extensions like .london, .vegas, .berlin and .tokyo are a great choice for attracting local customers.

International TLDs are the ideal choice for brands looking to promote their local presence and connect with customers from a specific country. Depending on which market or country you wish to target, you can go with an established international extension like .de, .es, .it or with the new .uk or .global.

You can check the availability of a domain name by using the search function displayed on this page or on our domains page. Simply enter your ideal name and you’ll be given a list of relevant options for you to purchase.

It’s incredibly easy to register your own .swiss domain name. Simply follow the steps outlined below to get started:

  • Enter your ideal .swiss web address into our search tool
  • Find the most suitable option from our list of suggestions
  • Add it to your basket and continue to the checkout process

In order to buy .swiss domain names, you’ll need to provide your name, address and a few other contact details. It’s crucial that the information you share is up-to-date and valid in case of a dispute or other situations where you need to show proof of ownership.

We will also need your payment details so we can process your .swiss registration.

We’ve got a huge selection!

As the UK’s #1 domain name provider, every new extension that is released is also available to be bought on Hosting.co.uk. From the traditional .com, .co.uk, .net, .org to the new .uk, .london, .ninja, .xyz, we have it all.

Use our domain search to see which extensions are available for your desired name.

Although there’s no wrong answer, here are a few important items to consider when deciding on your perfect .swiss web address:

  • - Keep it short, simple, and memorable (around 10 characters long)
  • - Try to feature your business name or the services you offer
  • - Make sure it’s easy to spell and pronounce Don’t include special characters or punctuation (i.e. $ ! &)
  • - Select a relevant extension (i.e. .UK if you’re a British business)

Of course! In fact, we recommend that you buy multiple extensions (i.e. co.uk, .org, .com) so that no-one else can, helping to protect your business from any competitors.

Whether you wish to purchase several domains at the same time or separately, our tools allow you to do either. Best of all, they can all be easily managed from our intuitive Control Panel.

Certainly – you can cancel your .swiss domain any time you choose.

Simply log into your Control Panel, go to the Domain Names section, click Manage Auto Renewal and choose the name you wish to cancel/allow to expire.

Click "Confirm" to confirm the name you have chosen, and you will also see the date they are due to expire.

.swiss domain names are available for 1 year -1 year.

The domain registration time frame for .swiss during general availability is Instantly.

Domain Names must:

  • have a minimum of 3 characters and a maximum of 63 characters characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.swiss); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.swiss).

Hosting.co.uk offers hosting and email service for .swiss. You can order hosting, email service, and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.

Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .swiss domain. Select “domain privacy protection” when you are going to buy your .swiss.

In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. Furthermore, there is usually a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name. This may differ for each domain extension, so contact support to learn more about your .swiss grace period.

If you want to use your domain name for a branded or personalised email address such as yourname@yourdomain.swiss , you will need a Hosting.co.uk mailbox to enable you to send and receive emails. You can get free mailboxes when you sign up for any of our hosting plans.

When you use the Hosting.co.uk mailbox, you have three options to retrieve your email:

Hosting.co.uk Webmail – This option allows you to access the emails sent to your new customised address, no matter where you are.

Email Client – With this option, you can receive email to your PC or laptop through an email client of your choice such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora or Apple Mail.

Mobile Device – You can easily set up Hosting.co.uk mailboxes to your mobile device, giving you access to your email from anywhere with an internet connection

It is also possible to set up a personalised or branded email address that simply forwards email to an existing inbox you may already have elsewhere such as Gmail, Yahoo or similar. This way, you can continue using your existing email address and receive your emails through your branded domain name. To send from your personalised address you will need an email mailbox account.

It’s really easy to transfer any existing domains you might have over to us. The first thing you’ll need to do is contact your current provider and make sure they are OK with the transfer. Once you get the thumbs up from them, you can head to your control panel and carry out the transfer straight from there.

There are slightly different transfer procedures which depend on the type of extension you’re transferring and where you’re moving it from, but don’t worry, we have step-by-step guides for all of them. We also offer free transfers on selected domains.

Find out more about moving your domain name to Hosting.co.uk.