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SWITCH is discontinuing its domain business in 2015. To prevent your domain from being deactivated or even deleted, you should act now. Our automated transfer service lets you easily secure your .ch domain with just a few mouse clicks.

Your domain registrator
for all of your domains

Swiss made

Quality and service
from Switzerland


Free support
365 days a year


Long-standing experience and
comprehensive expertise

Domain service
– all inclusive!

We provide everything for your .ch domain –
free DNS hosting and a range of useful functions:

  • Intuitive Domain Control Panel
  • Complete control using a single login
  • All available domain endings
  • Domain forwarding included
  • Simple transfer of .ch domains
  • Convenient payment by credit card or invoice
  • Free DNS hosting
  • DNS zone editor
  • Name/server administration for your domain included

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Your registrar
for all .ch domains

At, you can register and manage all of your .ch domains. Transfer all of your .ch domains from SWITCH to today – a service by Hostpoint.

A service
by Hostpoint is a service by Hostpoint AG. Now that SWITCH is discontinuing its end customer business, offers a simple and convenient option for registering all of your .ch domains.

Domains – FAQs

What is a domain?

A domain or domain name is the address of your private or business homepage online. Domain names have a hierarchical structure: The outermost element to the right (e.g. .ch), known as a top level domain, is at the top of this hierarchy. All Swiss domains take the ending .ch, German domains the ending .com, etc.

Why do I need a new registrar?

SWITCH was previously responsible for the Swiss domain name index in its function as a registry. At the same time, SWITCH sold .ch domain names via its registrar service. The Directive on Internet Domains (VID) passed by the Swiss Federal Council has brought an end to this dual function, effective 1 January 2015.

Over the course of 2015, SWITCH will be dispensing with its business as a domain provider for end customers and focusing on its roles as a registry.

Domain owners must therefore transfer their domain names to a SWITCH partner such as Hostpoint. As an official partner of SWITCH for many years, Hostpoint guarantees that domain names remain yours and that you benefit from our professional service.

How do I transfer my .ch domain from SWITCH to Hostpoint?

Click here to transfer your .ch domain from SWITCH to Hostpoint easily, conveniently and free of charge. To complete the change, you need your SWITCH login details, which you can request online here:

How do I manage my domains with

After registering or transferring your domain, you can independently manage your domain(s) at any time using a single login – even if you have multiple domains. This way, you do not have to enter new login details for each domain, making it easy for you to maintain complete control over all of your domains.

What services do I receive for the annual CHF 15 domain fee?

You receive free domain support from Switzerland, 365 days per year. The price also includes other useful domain features you can activate directly from the Domain Control Panel. You can configure every domain with an individual forwarder. Zone records can be modified with the convenient DNS editor or operated with specific name servers. As a domain owner, you always have complete control of your domain without being tied to any specific hosting provider. Web and email services can be operated by any provider in the world, independently of Hostpoint.

How long does it take until my domain is activated?

The domain name activation process normally takes from 12 to a maximum of 24 hours.