Find answers to frequently asked questions about .ch domain names.
What Is the .ch Domain Name?
The .ch domain name is Switzerland’s official ccTLD (country-code top-level domain). Released in 1987, it is one of the oldest domain extensions in the world. Currently, there are over 2.4 million registered .ch domains, many of which belong to website owners in Europe.
The extension stands for "Confoederatio Helvetica" (Helvetic Confederation), the Latin name for Switzerland. It represents neutrality with regard to the four official languages in the country.
Over the years, the extension has become popular for domain hacking by combining it with English and German words that end in "ch". Many Chinese website owners also opt for .ch domains when their desired .cn domain names are unavailable.
Who Can Register .ch Domains?
Any user around the world can register a .ch domain name for their web address.
SWITCH, the official registry for .ch domains, doesn’t require the registrants to be Swiss, live in Switzerland, or own a business in the country. It also offers support for internationalized domain names, making them accessible to languages that use non-Latin scripts.
How to Register a .ch Domain With Hostinger?
Registering a .ch domain extension for your website is simple. All you need to do is:
2. Finalize the purchase and sign up for a Hostinger account.
3. Complete the domain name registration.
4. Verify the ownership of your new .ch domain name via email.
That’s it! If you need any help, be sure to contact our 24/7 Customer Success team. As an ICANN accredited registrar, Hostinger is dedicated to offering the best and most secure domain registration service.
Already have a .ch extension registered with another provider? Simply make a transfer request, and we will take care of the migration for you.
How Much Do .ch Domain Names Cost?
At Hostinger, .ch domains cost RM 0.00/year. Unlike other domain extensions, the initial registration and renewal prices are the same.
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