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Launch of registration of .swiss domain names

.swiss, the new and exclusive internet addresses for Swiss organizations can now be registered with Hostpoint, the largest Swiss web hosting provider. During the sunrise period for .swiss domains that began today, trademark owners, companies and public-sector bodies such as cities and municipalities have the exclusive opportunity to register .swiss domain names until early November 2015.

This morning, the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) opened the registration of .swiss domains. Hostpoint, official registrar for .swiss domains and the only ICANN-accredited web hosting provider in Switzerland, has already submitted the first applications for .swiss domains on behalf of its customers. The prestigious .swiss domains highlight the reputation for quality of the globally-renowned brand of Switzerland on the internet. The ending .swiss is exclusively available to organizations that have a clear connection to Switzerland.

Trademark owners can now apply for .swiss domains
During the sunrise period for .swiss domains between September 7 and November 9, 2015, only terms that are already protected trademarks (including commercial register entries, among other things) or names for cities and municipalities can be requested. Applicants must also have a registered office in Switzerland. Hostpoint is an officially accredited registrar of .swiss domains and is now accepting registration applications.

Reserve .swiss domains now!
With the beginning of normal operations on January 11, 2016, legal entities can apply for any free domain names. Hostpoint is now accepting requests for this date as well and will submit them to the registry as soon as open registration begins. The cost of CHF 120 incl. VAT per domain/year is only billed to you if the domain name is successfully registered.

Additional links:
Hostpoint .swiss website
.swiss FAQs

About Hostpoint
With 200,000 websites and 280,000 registered domain names, Hostpoint is the largest web hosting provider in Switzerland. Numerous private customers and several well-known companies such as Swiss Post, Migros, Skyguide, and Hero are the foundation of the company’s success. Hostpoint is an ICANN-accredited web hosting provider in Switzerland and has more than 51 employees. The company’s turnover last year was CHF 11.7 million.

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