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Best of Swiss Web marks 20th anniversary with award for the best .swiss website on the internet

In 2020, Best of Swiss Web will celebrate its 20th anniversary. In honour of the milestone, the institution will be presenting a special award that shines the spotlight on the ‘Swissness’ of the web projects submitted. The award is being organised together with partner dot.swiss. Designed as a stylised buoy, the trophy will be presented to the website with a .swiss domain ending that best epitomises the Swiss values of quality, innovation and reliability. (more…)

.swiss internet addresses: generalised opening

The 11 January launch of the second phase of registration of .swiss internet addresses extends the range of possible domain names and potential candidates. It also opens up the possibility for umbrella organisations or sector representatives to submit a dossier in order to obtain a generic address, such as hotel.swiss or watch.swiss, which will then be put at the disposal of the sector as a whole. The first phase has already enabled some 7000 .swiss internet addresses to be assigned.

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New .swiss domain names: 9’738 applications received

Biel/Bienne, 19.11.2015 – The initial registration period for the new .swiss internet addresses closed on 9 November 2015. 9’738 applications were received. The list of valid candidatures is available from today on the nic.swiss site. Interested parties now have 20 days to submit a rival application or make comments. The Federal Office of Communications OFCOM will assign uncontested addresses at the end of this period and will process disputes. The general phase opens on 11 January 2016 and will allow submission of new applications for .swiss domain names.

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Launch of the new .swiss internet domain

Public or private businesses and organisations can now apply to acquire a .swiss internet address. During the initial phase launched on 7 September 2015, applications can relate only to trademarks registered in accordance with an ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) process, names associated with public bodies and distinctive signs protected in Switzerland. At a press conference this morning, federal councillor Doris Leuthard, the head of DETEC, stressed the importance to the Swiss economy of the availability of this new “shop window” abroad.

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