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Status: Delegated
country: Switzerland
Registry Provider: Swiss Confederation
Type: Community gTLD, Brand TLD
Priority #: 220 - Swiss Confederation

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.swiss is a new Community gTLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on April 29th, 2015.[1][2]

Current Applicant

The Sovereign Confederation of Switzerland has secureD CORE at its backend registry operator. "The purpose of the TLD .swiss is to serve the Swiss community, defined as the community of individuals, legal entities and public institutions with a bona fide presence in Switzerland."

"A bona fide presence in Switzerland (and thus community membership) (A) is a necessary but NOT in itself a sufficient condition for the right to hold any imaginable .swiss domain name. As the policy principles under (B) above show, there are additional requirements specific to the intrinsic role and importance of the domain name in question. These requirements will be defined in detail in specific registration regulations. They concern in particular the nature of the registrant’s presence in Switzerland and the registrant’s use of the domain name. Again, this will based on the fundamental principle of prudence: starting with a conservative registration policy in order to establish quality of and confidence in the .swiss TLD and then gradually opening up the policy as long as it does not endanger this quality and confidence."[3]

Previous Applicant

The brand application submitted by Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. was issued a GAC Early warning by the Swiss government; the warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the ICANN Board that a given TLD application should be denied.[4]


  1. Delegated String, ICANN.org Retrieved 27 Apr 2015
  2. Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
  3. Application 1-1328-58462
  4. Swiss CH, GACweb.ICANN.org Retrieved 24 November 2012