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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 year 1
Bulk Registration Supported
Backorders Not Supported
Transfers To Supported 2
Transfers Away Supported 3
Account change Not Supported
Ownership Protection Supported
Privacy Protection Supported
Cashparking Not Supported
Contact Updates Supported 4
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:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

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

Auto-renewal is attempted 12 days prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 7 days later and again 6 days after that, the day before expiration.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the day before expiration, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. The domain will stay active after failed billings until the final day of expiration.

2 Transfers To Restrictions

The transfer does not extend the registration a year.

3 Transfers Away Requirements

To transfer your .ch domain to another registrar, you must submit the transfer with the gaining registrar, who will require the registrant to provide an authorization code. Please contact our award-winning GoDaddy Guides to request the authorization code.

4 Contact 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.

More Info

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