The dispute resolution proceedings for Top Level Domains ".ch" and ".li" are divided into the conciliation attempt and the expert's decision. During a telephone conference, the third party, the holder and a conciliator try to find a dispute resolution. If no agreement can be found, the third party may request an expert's decision under the condition that the Top Level Domain Name has been registered or renewed after March 1, 2004. SWITCH will implement the expert's decision after a 20-day deadline has expired insofar as the holder has not instituted civil proceedings against the third party. The parties may claim an infringement of the Swiss rights in distinctive signs, including the Swiss Unfair Competition Act. The Decisions will be published by 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).