WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .CH

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Dispute Resolution Policy

Variation of UDRP

Rules of Procedure for Dispute Resolution Proceedings for .ch and .li Domain Names

Procedural Overview

Relevant differences between the UDRP and the .CH Policy

The Rules of Procedure combine conciliation with an expert procedure. Upon receipt of a complaint, the WIPO Center will appoint a conciliator, who conducts a telephone conference of up to one hour. If the conciliation fails, or if the respondent fails to participate, and the claimant has requested that an expert be appointed to decide the case, the WIPO Center will proceed to appoint an expert

The claimant must prove that the registration or use of the domain name constitutes a clear infringement of right in a distinctive sign, which the claimant owns under the laws of Switzerland or Liechtenstein

By requesting an expert decision, the claimant submits to the courts of Zurich with regard to any court proceedings initiated by the respondent against the expert decision

If the claimant is represented, it is necessary to submit the corresponding power of attorney

The complaint and the response shall be submitted electronically by email and in hardcopy in four (4) sets together with the original of such submission

WIPO Model Pleadings and Filing Guidelines

WIPO Model Request

Request Filing Guidelines

WIPO Model Response

Response Filing Guidelines


Schedule of Fees

WIPO Experts

WIPO Conciliators and Experts

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Registration Agreement

General Terms and Conditions (GTC)

Eligibility Criteria

Registration of .CH domain names is unrestricted

Supported Characters

.CH domain names support ASCII and IDN characters

  • - may have from 3 to 63 characters;
  • - may include letters, numbers and dashes;
  • - may not include dashes as the first or last characters of the domain name or two consecutive dashes in the third and fourth positions;
  • - may include the characters à, á, â, ã, ä, å, æ, ç, è, é, ê, ë, ì, í, î, ï, ð, ñ, ò, ó, ô, õ, ö, ø, ù, ú, û, ü, ý, þ, ÿ, and œ



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