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About .ch Domains

The .ch country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Switzerland.

Features Availability
Who can register .ch domains? Anyone
Domain name restrictions 3-63 characters in length
Registration length 1 year
Renewal length 1 year
Renewal restrictions Details below1
Nameserver requirements Details below2
Transfers to GoDaddy Supported
Transfers away Supported
Private registration Supported
Protected Registration Supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk Registration Supported
Account change Not supported
Contact updates Details below3
IDNs Latin
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy See below4
Registry SWITCH


1 Renewal Restrictions

.ch domains will only renew via the auto renew feature. They cannot be manually renewed and will expire like normal if auto renew is turned off. There is no auto-renewal grace period. After the domain has fully expired, please contact our support team for assistance in restoring the domain.

Note: Billing attempts for .ch renewals happen 12 days prior to expiration, 5 days prior, and the day before expiration. The domain will stay active after failed billings until the final day of expiration.

2 Nameserver Requirements

Nameserver features Details
IPv4 Supported
IPv6 Supported
DNSSEC Not Supported
Minimum # of nameservers 0
Maximum # of nameservers 13

Two nameservers are required for domains to resolve.

Nameserver updates can take up to 5 days to complete.

3 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.

Note: Domain names beginning or ending with hyphens, as well as domain names with hyphens in the third and fourth positions, are prohibited. For more information, check out the registry's website.

4 Refund Policy

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

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