Questions and answers on domain names in general
What is a domain name? What's the point of a domain name? How and where can I register domain names? What is a registrar? How can I change my registrar? What rules apply for domain names? What is SWITCH's role in domain names? Plus other topics.
IDN - Internationalized Domain Names
Information on domain names with umlauts and accents.
Explanations of different terms associated with the internet and domain names.
You should use Domain Check if you wish to provide a search function for .ch and .li domain names on your website or in your web application.
How is internet crime relevant to your website and your domain name? Even your website can be misused for criminal activities. Here you can read about potential threats and what SWITCH is doing to combat the misuse of domain names.
DNSSEC is an extension of the Domain Name System (DNS) and serves to protect you from fraud. DNSSEC ensures that the website displayed on your screen really is the one you wanted to access.
CDS Status Check
With a CDS record (Child DS record), the name server operator can transfer the required data to the registry to activate, renew or deactivate DNSSEC for a domain name. With our CDS Status Check, you can check whether the changes transferred via CDS are correct and will be published.
Locking a domain name with Registry Lock means barring it from being modified via EPP, the registrar-registry interface. Thus, the risk for your domain name to fall into the wrong hands or to be unreachable due to technical errors can be minimised.