19.08.2021 – 07:00
Hostpoint is now accepting applications to register .zuerich domains for businesses in the Zurich region
Hostpoint - Switzerland's leading domain registrar - is now accepting applications from customers who would like to register .zuerich domains. The Canton of Zurich is the official registry for this new top-level domain and offers it exclusively to companies and public organizations located in the Canton of Zurich. As part of the multistage rollout plan, the registration process will begin on August 30. Hostpoint is already accepting applications now, however.
By launching the new .zuerich top-level domain (TLD), the Canton of Zurich hopes to further enhance Zurich's profile as a center of business in the digital world. Companies and public-sector bodies can use their own .zuerich domains to display their connection to the local economy and communities, while at the same time benefiting from the excellent reputation of the Zurich region.
The Canton of Zurich monitors registrations of Zurich domains and ensures their quality and security, whereas Hostpoint, as Switzerland's leading domain registrar, is the contact point for customers to submit their registration applications.
Exclusively for companies and organizations in the Canton of Zurich
In contrast to most TLDs, .zuerich domains are exclusively reserved for legal entities established in the Canton of Zurich. Companies and organizations located in the Canton of Zurich and listed in its commercial registry can also register .zuerich domains. Public-sector bodies (government agencies), as well as organizations that work primarily for public bodies based in the Canton of Zurich in the long term, may also submit registration applications.
The canton has planned a multiphase registration process for rolling out the .zuerich TLD. The "sunrise" phase will begin on August 30, 2021, and registration applications for .zuerich domains will only be accepted for trademarks that are registered with the "Trademark Clearinghouse". The "limited registration" phase will then begin on September 30 for public-sector bodies whose administrative centers are located in the Canton of Zurich. The final "general availability" phase, which will also be open to the majority of Zurich-based businesses, will then begin on November 22. The first ten days of this phase will be conducted in a "Dutch auction" format. Prices will be at their highest on November 22 and then lowered each day thereafter. Non-bidding availability of .zuerich domains will begin on December 2, 2021.
Hostpoint is now accepting applications for .zuerich domains
Hostpoint is already accepting applications to register domains with the .zuerich extension right now. These applications will be collected and submitted to the registry on December 2 at 2 pm (CET), provided that the applications have not already met the criteria for early registration. However, Hostpoint cannot offer applicants any guarantee that they will actually receive a given domain.
Hostpoint is the leading Swiss domain registrar and manages more than 800,000 domains. Hostpoint was Switzerland's first web hosting provider and received official ICANN accreditation in 2013. Today, it's the largest provider of .ch domains on the market. Hostpoint currently offers the full range of available TLDs, including .swiss, which has also been available exclusively to companies and organizations since 2015.
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