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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...

Feb 4, 2015

Sharing cool selfies in an instant – young people love fast ways to communicate online

The findings of the SWITCH Junior Web Barometer confirm that Facebook is now part of day-to-day life for the younger generation. However, the social media giant is facing ever-growing competition from platforms that offer a more...

Jan 29, 2015

New look for

The SWITCH foundation’s website has a new, magazine-like design and a more streamlined structure than before.

Jan 7, 2015

Suspension of direct sale of .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH Foundation stopped selling .ch domain names on 1st January 2015 and is successively handing over client support to its business partners, the registrars. SWITCH will be asking its clients to gradually transfer their .ch...

Dec 3, 2014

High-end connection for rapid large-volume data transfer

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) has become Switzerland's first service provider for the scientific community to offer a high-performance, 100 gigabit per second network connection. Now, up to five times as much data...

Nov 5, 2014

New legal basis for .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH foundation will stop selling .ch domain names as of the beginning of January 2015 and successively hand over the related client support to its business partners, the registrars. The basis for this change is the new...

Sep 11, 2014

Swiss economy makes online security its priority

Joining forces to confront cybercrime. With this in mind, Internet providers, banks and other partners have founded the Swiss Internet Security Alliance (SISA). SISA has launched a security check which allows users to verify and...

Aug 11, 2014

SWITCH Junior Web Award: The new generation of web designers

The website competition for schools, now in its ninth year, kicks off today. SWITCH wants school students from all over Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to design their own website together with their teacher.

Jun 30, 2014

Separation of functions regarding registration of .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH foundation is currently tasked by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) with performing a dual role for .ch domain names. In its role as the registry, it is responsible for maintaining the domain name database. At...

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