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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 […]

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A guest post by Lukas Bühlmann. Companies and individuals that engage in international trade involving electronic, telecommunications, radio and television services with the EU are subject to new, important regulations that came into effect on 1 January 2015. Based on the 2010 VAT Package (Council Directive 2008/8/EC), this has resulted in a range of changes […]

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Every industry has its avant-garde trendsetters and its endless masses of imitators. And things are no different in the world of e-commerce. We can usually see what’s coming – yet we still wait to make our move. You just never know for sure. And as the saying goes, better safe than sorry. Yet there are […]

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ICANN has introduced new procedures for generic top level domains, which involves verifying and updating the owner’s details by e-mail. For the internet to work, names and addresses must be unique worldwide. It’s the responsibility ICANN, which is sometimes referred to as the internet’s global government, to assign these names and addresses either to individuals […]

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From around 10:00 am last Tuesday, August 12, 2014, customers reported that they were unable to access our hosted services. Our server and services monitoring systems, however, did not detect any outages. Our external monitoring service was not activated either. Customers also reported on social media that our services were only unavailable when accessed through […]

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The new Consumer Rights Directive will come into force in the European Union on June 13, 2014. In this blog, we explain what exactly this means and whether it will also affect you in Switzerland as a Swiss e-commerce provider. The Consumer Rights Directive is a new law that will come into force throughout the […]

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Each year, it’s the same drill: nearly all of the tickets for the OpenAir St.Gallen are sold out again. But true fans know that they can count on Hostpoint at OpenAir St.Gallen. Because once again this year, we’ll be giving away five sets of two four-day passes for the big event at Sittertobel in St.Gallen. […]