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Dec 10, 2020

Management of the .ch domain extended by five years

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) has concluded a five-year extension to the public law contract it entered into with SWITCH in 2016 for management of the .ch internet domain (registry function). The new contract, signed...

Dec 7, 2020

Access 470 libraries with the SWITCH edu-ID

Monday 7 December marks the launch of swisscovery – a new platform for academic libraries. The SWITCH edu-ID gives users access to 40 million books.

Jun 5, 2020

Tom Kleiber to become Managing Director of SWITCH

Tom Kleiber will succeed Andreas Dudler, who is stepping down after nine years as Managing Director of SWITCH and retiring at the end of 2021. Tom Kleiber will take up his new post on 1 January 2021.

Mar 28, 2019

One in seven have been a victim of cyber attacks

About one million people in Switzerland have already been affected by an attack via the Internet. These are the findings of a study conducted by the social research institute gfs-zurich at the beginning of 2019. These attacks...

Dec 12, 2018

SWITCH sells switchplus to Combell Group

SWITCH is focussing on its university business and is selling its subsidiary switchplus to Belgium’s Combell Group, effective 12 December 2018. All employees will be retained. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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.

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