All media releases

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...

Jul 7, 2015

A website aiming to improve security on the Internet

SWITCH has created a website with a focus on prevention to help safeguard domains in Switzerland. Under the title Safer Internet, SWITCH informs domain name holders about the dangers lurking on the Internet and explains how they can...

May 19, 2015

Junior web designers honoured

SWITCH honours web projects by 11 primary and secondary school classes at the Kongresshaus Zürich today. The winners were chosen from 113 entrants. Their hard work has earned them a great deal of recognition and some attractive prizes.

Mar 31, 2015

More Phishing on Swiss Websites

Internet security 2014: 33% fall in malware cases, increase in phishing activity on Swiss websites. SWITCH found malware on approximately 1,800 websites in 2014, a fall of roughly a third compared with 2013. It expanded the...

Mar 23, 2015

Cooperation between SWITCH and OFCOM extended

On 20 March 2015, the SWITCH foundation and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) signed an extension of the existing registry contract to 30 June 2017. The transfer of .ch domain names from SWITCH to the registrars is...

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