The .ch Domain

Registered Domains
1,734,170
.CH is the
10th
most popular ccTLD in Europe
The main Language used
German
Register .CH as
Individual
Company
Domain For
Switzerland
Domain Registration term in years
1-10
Domain Character Limit
3-63
ch
Active
Since 1987

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
4.7%
6.3%
5.7%
54.8%
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%
.DE
6.1%
.COM
43%

Top .ch websites

Global 296.
Global 302.
Global 2,259.
Global 2,837.

About .ch

What is .ch?

The .ch web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Switzerland.
Switzerland with its estimated population of 8,014,000, ranks as the 22nd most populous country in Europe. These days .ch is the 10th most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. There are more than 1,734,170 such domain names. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .ch domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ch ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1987.

Who can register .ch domain?

Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .ch extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ch extension?

A .ch extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Switzerland. In Switzerland the official language is German. German is the 2nd most used website language in the world. A website with a .ch extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The following are the main criteria that a domain has to be:
For a .ch web name use only letters, numbers, or hyphen "-".
A domain has to begin with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain cannot start or end with hyphens. A .ch domain name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.ch).
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
The minimum length of a web name under the top level domain .ch is 3 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
The domain name that does not follow the above restrictions will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Approved registration duration for .ch domain is 1 year till maximum 10 years.