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country code (CH-)
country Switzerland
Dispute polices Rules of Procedure for Dispute Resolution Proceedings for .ch and .li Domain Names
registrant restrictions No


TLD rating

Registry economics by DI

total registered domains
total TLD value $0
total TLD value rank
total yearly TLD revenue
expected growth next 12 months N/A
GDP/domain N/A
GDP/domain rank
domain/inhabitant N/A
domain/inhabitant rank 5739300
broadband users in .ch N/A
broadband user/domain N/A

General TLD information

introduced 1987
TLD type ccTLD
status Active
registry SWITCH The Swiss Education & Research Network
sponsor SWITCH The Swiss Education & Research Network


Two letter domain names are restricted to cantons. Registrations permitted at second level.

Currently suggested registrars

registrar 1 CORE Internet Council of Registrars
registrar 2 EuroDNS
registrar 3 CADiware AG

Trademark information

Trademarks in Switzerland are assigned and governed by Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. Switzerland is a member of the Madrid Protocol. A trademark is valid for 10 years and may be renewed for further periods of 10 years each.

Currently suggested trademarks lawyers

lawyer 1 Wyss Wiesli Attorneys at Law
lawyer 2 Bär & Karrer

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.ch expert

Marcus Hofer


.ch index

.ch registration stats

Country information

country Switzerland
capital Bern
official language German,French,Italian,Romansh
recognized languages
government Federal republic, with directorial system and direct democracy
legislature Federal Assembly( Council of States, National Council)
EU accession
area 41,285 km2
are rank 133rd
population 7785600
population rank 94th
population density 188/km2 
population density rank 65th

Economy and development

GDP 2010 estimate
GDP per capita
gini (2005)
HDI (2010) 0.874 very high
HDI rank 13th
currency Swiss franc (CHF)
time zone CET (UTC+1)
drives on the right
calling code 41