Effective from the 1st of July 2017, the Swiss registry Switch will change the way they calculate the expiration date of new .ch and .li domains. From that date on, the expiration date will always be exactly one year after registration – or multiple years, in case of a multi-year registration.
At this moment, the lifetime of a domain name ends at the end of the registration month: a domain registered on the 2nd of January will have an expiration date of the 31st of January in the current situation. From the 1st of July this additional period is no longer granted: a domain registered on the 2nd of July will have to be renewed on the 2nd of July in future years. Domains registered before the 1st of July 2017 will not change: their current expiration date (at the end of the month) will remain valid.
Related to this change, we will remove the renewal date offset for .ch and .li domains on the 1st of July. That means that you can renew (or expire) up to the exact expiration date. Currently, you need to decide one day before. This change will apply to existing domain names as well.