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From July 2018, Google will begin working towards a new milestone in internet security. The not-so-secret ingredient: websites not encrypted with SSL will be marked as unsecure. Anyone with Google Chrome version 68 installed will now see an unmissable mark in their browser, drawing their attention to the unsecure connection. What’s more, the provisions of […]

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On May 25, 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force. It will govern data collection and storage practices throughout the European Union. According to the principle of “lex loci solutionis” (literally: “the law of the place of performance”), Swiss website operators who process personal data may also be subject […]

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For many people, .ch is more than just a domain name. In our ever more digital world, a .ch address often brings with it a sense of home. The domain represents Swissness, with all the quality, neutrality and security that implies – no wonder .ch is so popular! But until now, despite all these positive […]

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“Everything was easier back then” – it’s a sentiment we all hear from time to time. When it comes to websites, this is perfectly true. After all, websites in the 1990s were downright spartan in their approach to web design. And there was little emphasis on aesthetics, what with the prevalence of flashing GIFs. This […]

Inside Hostpoint

A good, memorable domain name is worth a lot these days. And without domain names, using the internet would be practically inconceivable as we know it today. So it’s all the more surprising how little we talk about security in the context of domain names. After all, it’s a well-known fact that mistakes in the […]

Inside Hostpoint

There have always been many good reasons to host websites and e-mails on Hostpoint. But innovative services and a secure, stable infrastructure like the one we operate don’t appear out of thin air. On the contrary: only a dedicated development effort, a staff made up of proven experts and regular investments running into the millions […]

Tips & Hints

There’s not much to laugh about when you fall victim to ransomware, which is software that encrypts the data on your computer and other connected drives without warning. In the majority of cases, the data can be restored only by paying the cybercriminals a ‘ransom’ in the amount of several hundred francs – or even […]

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In an age when we’re sure to go right to a search engine to find content on the web, you might think that choosing the right domain name for your own website is only of minor importance. At least when it comes to achieving top rankings in the search results on Google and other search […]

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At the end of September last year, we set a milestone in the quest for ensuring a secure internet with FreeSSL. To date, no other web hosting provider had offered its customers free encryption of data sent between the website and web browser with domain-validated, dedicated certificates. A few weeks later, another provider, Let’s Encrypt, […]