Domain .swiss available for natural persons
As of the first half of 2024, natural persons domiciled in Switzerland or with Swiss citizenship will also be able to acquire a domain name ending in .swiss.
In the future, sole proprietorships without an entry in the commercial register will have the opportunity to obtain a .swiss domain name.
In order to obtain a .swiss domain name, a natural person has to fulfill certain conditions: For example, the name applied for must in principle contain at least one of the official surnames or another surname registered with the civil registry office. In addition, Swiss nationals living abroad may only use their domain names ending in .swiss for private or charitable purposes or association purposes. Thus, a person who does not have a physical administrative domicile in Switzerland cannot use an indication of origin such as .swiss for commercial activities from abroad.