The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property is not responsible for allocating Internet domain names. Applications for domain names under the generic Top Level Domain names (TLDs) .com, .net and .org may be filed with one of the authorised registration offices of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Allocation of names under the TLDs with country codes (e.g. .ch, .de, .fr, .at) is in the responsibility of the respective national organisations. In November 2000, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted to create seven new TLDs. They are: .aero, .biz, .coop, .info, .museum, .name and .pro. The TLDs .biz, .info, .name and .pro can be accredited to anyone. The TLDs .aero, .coop and .museum are reserved for specific users.

The registration office of the SWITCH Foundation (CH/LI DOM-REG) registers domain names for the country codes .ch (Switzerland) and .li (Principality of Liechtenstein) and provides proceedings for dispute resolution in cooperation with the WIPO.

 

Applications for domain names under the generic Top Level Domain names (TLDs) .com, .net and .org may be filed with one of the authorised registration offices of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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