.ch domain name

Reserve your .ch domain name

The national extension of Switzerland .ch is accessible to everyone.


US$11.49 ex. GST/year

Included with your domain name

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DNS Management

Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.

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Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).

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Protection against theft

Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.

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Easy Redirect

Redirect your domain name to a webpage of your choice.

Enter your domain names here (up to 20), with their associated extension. Please note that each domain name must appear on a separate line.

The life cycle of .ch


Creating your .ch domain name

Booking Period 1 to 1 years
Renewal Period 1 to 1 years
Delivery time Immediate
Domain size 3 to 63 characters
Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported Yes
Price US$11.49 ex. GST/year

.ch domain name renewal

Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:
Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.
Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.
Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com
Renew via your Control Panel
Price US$14.49 ex. GST/year

.ch domain name transfer

Time to complete the transfer 5 - 10 days
Price Free*

.ch domain name owner change

Price Free

.ch domain name reactivation

Redemption period 30 days
Reactivation by the owner
Price US$60.99 ex. GST/year

Reserve your .ch domain name

A .ch domain name is a must for any website wishing to gain visibility in Switzerland. The .ch extension strengthens your image of being local to Swiss residents, which boosts their trust in you. A Swiss domain name is therefore a strategic asset in joining one of the most interesting e-commerce markets in Europe.

About the .ch extension

The .ch extension is based on its Latin name, Confoederatio Helvetica (Swiss Confederation). It was created in 1987 for the entire Swiss territory. Each of its cantons can therefore use a .ch domain name.

Swiss domain names are managed by the registration service SWITCH, in collaboration with the Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM). However, since 2015, the sale of .ch domain names has been entrusted to commercial partners like OVHcloud.

Registering a .ch domain name does not require a Swiss postal address. However, you must be able to provide one within 30 days if requested by the SWITCH registry.

Why choose a .ch extension?

Almost one in two Swiss people report shopping online several times a month. When ordering over the Internet, Swiss Internet users pay particular attention to certain factors:

  • protection of personal data
  • payment in Swiss francs
  • guaranteed delivery to Switzerland

A Swiss domain name is seen as proof of legitimacy and represents a significant advantage for your SEO.

Choosing a .ch domain name, geolocates your website to be as close as possible to your customers.