Yes. Webland is a member of the officially accredited Registrar Association COREhub s.r.l. and is thus a registrar for .swiss domain names.
The so-called General Availability Period is opened since January 11, 2016.
Please follow carefully the registration requirements for .swiss domain names before you apply for a domain with us.
General Availability period
The following names may be requested:
Note the special conditions for generic domain names (z.B. hotels.swiss, watches.swiss etc.)
The following are eligible for the assignment of a domain name:
At present, private individuals cannot submit a registration application !
It is not intended by the registry, the OFCOM, that .swiss domain names can be applied by individual persons.
The registry will refuse to register a domain name if, after assessing the request, it is of the opinion that the assignment criteria are not fulfilled or if the request involves a name which cannot be registered in the .swiss domain.
A registrant whose registration request has been rejected has a right of appeal.
The .swiss Top Level Domain creates added value for its holders, because it:
The fee for a normally allocated .swiss domain name is CHF 149.- / year (incl. VAT.).
For domain names, which are issued in the naming mandate, so-called generic domain names (e.g. hotels.swiss, watches.swiss), there is a CHF 3500.- (incl. VAT) one-off fee and annual fees of CHF 500.- (incl. VAT).
The registry (OFCOM) justified the higher prices compared to other endings, that the procurement and operation of domains will lead to significantly more overhead (compliance with directives, various checks, etc.).
It is also possible to register domain names as a precautionary measure. The holder of a .swiss domain name is not required to actually use it.
Implementation will, however, be mandatory for domain names that correspond to generic designations which are assigned by way of naming mandates.
A holder change requires the approval of OFCOM. The exact procedure is not yet defined.
.swiss stands for the features of the Swiss brand which are recognised worldwide, such as quality, precision and reliability.
The .swiss Top Level Domain creates added value for its holders:
Indicates unmistakably the origin
Identification with the Swiss brand
Gives the web presence the exclusivity