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Aug 28, 2017

Internet fraud: 5,000 online shops deleted

Brand-name shoes for CHF 49 instead of CHF 149 – a tempting offer. Internet bargain hunters may fall victim to fraudsters. The security experts at SWITCH warn that the number of fraudulent offers online has increased drastically in...

May 19, 2017

30 years of .ch, Europe’s safest address

On 20 May 1987, Professor Bernhard Plattner of ETH Zurich entered “.ch” in the Domain Name System, marking the start of the Internet in Switzerland. Not long after that, on 22 October the same year, the SWITCH foundation was set up....

Sep 1, 2016

SWITCH wins tender for .ch

Success for SWITCH: the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) has chosen the foundation in a public tender to operate the registry for the top-level domain .ch. According to OFCOM communication, its candidature stood out for the...

May 19, 2016

Swiss Ransomware Theme Day

Together with partners, the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI is organising an awareness day for ransomware today. The participants include organisations from various sectors, software manufacturers,...

Apr 15, 2016

NZZ.ch unavailable due to error

Due to an error made by SWITCH during routine testing, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) website was unavailable for two hours on Friday afternoon.

Mar 30, 2016

For a safer Internet, .ch must stay with SWITCH

On 29 March OFCOM announced that in mid-April 2016 it will launch a public tender process for the administration of .ch domain. SWITCH, which has operated the registry from the very beginning, will apply to keep this function. The...

Feb 3, 2016

.ch domain in sound health and data as new currency

This year’s Domain pulse conference brought together Internet experts and opinion leaders to discuss the topics of online surveillance, security and governance. Switzerland is playing a pioneering role with its secure .ch domain and...

Jan 25, 2016

Success in the fight against cybercrime

SWITCH recorded a marked decrease in malware infecting Swiss websites in 2015. In contrast to other domains, websites ending in .ch did not see a further increase in phishing cases. SWITCH’s efforts to stop domains being misused are...

Dec 2, 2015

Favourable software licences for Swiss universities

The SWITCH foundation has concluded a further three-year framework agreement with Microsoft for software licences. SWITCH carries out negotiations on behalf of the entire Swiss academic community, allowing universities to save...

Oct 9, 2015

SWITCH wins Security Award for .ch registry

SWITCH and its counterparts in Austria (nic.at) and Germany (denic) have been rewarded for their joint efforts to protect the Domain Name System. They have won the Security Award from the Council of European National Top Level...

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