When registering a new domain name it can take up to 48 hours from ordering till the actual registration / availability in the Internet. Mostly the domain is registered and available within 24 hours.
Exceptions are domains under the Top-Level-Domain ".IT", since we need a written confirmation of the domain owner via fax. We forward this confirmation to the registry. ".IT" registration takes up to 14 days. Please send the domain owner form back as fast as possible.
".CH", ".LI" and ".AT" - domains are being registered within 2 to 3 days.