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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 […]

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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, […]

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From next Monday, restrictions on names that can be registered as a .swiss domain will finally be lifted. In addition, associations and foundations that are not registered with the Swiss Commercial Register may also apply for .swiss domains. Unfortunately, individuals are still excluded from applying. The new domain ending, .swiss, was launched last fall to […]

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At the beginning of November, Hostpoint customers were given the option to activate free SSL encryption for any domain hosted or registered with us. What do we hope to achieve with this? The point of our FreeSSL initiative was to make an active contribution to improving the security of (personal) data transmitted over the Internet. […]

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It’s finally here: the new .swiss domain ending. The idea is to give Switzerland as an internationally recognized brand and its quality standards an even greater Internet prominence than the current .ch domain ending. Here at Hostpoint, we also think it’s a great idea to give Switzerland a new, striking platform for its innovative companies […]

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Cloud provider Akamai Technologies regularly publishes reports on the current state of the internet, technical trends and current threats. The State of the Internet is a fascinating source of information for anyone interested in taking a closer look at how the World Wide Web is evolving. The latest report (released in mid-2014) contains several interesting […]