|Headquarters:||SWITCH, PO Box, CH-8021|
SWITCH (The Swiss Education & Research Network) represents the interests of Switzerland as a research centre in numerous bodies, and therefore makes important contributions to the development and operation of the Internet in Switzerland. SWITCH provides internet services for the Swiss universities and Internet users which include registration, web hosting and Internet security services. It supports DNSSEC.
SWITCH offers a great variety of services for students and teachers to promote Internet activities, especially with regards to the youth. It has created a community portal for information exchange, and to promote e-learning SWITCH has strated a project of eduhub.ch. It has organized a Junior Web Award to enhance the ability of using the web in children. Moreover, a conference, named Domain Pulse, is organized by the network information centre of Austria, Germany; and SWITCH has participated since 2004, discussing subjects related to Internet security and development. The conference is equally open to Internet Service Providers, registrars, and other interested parties.
With the help of SWITCH sms one can send papers or faxes to anyone having a SWITCH based e-mail address. SWITCH cast is an audio recording system through which lectures can be recorded and made available to students via the Internet.
SWITCH's partners can register domain names directly. SWITCH started this policy in 2003. Its partners include:
- 1 & 1 Internet AG
- 1API GmbH
- Adomino Marketing GmbH
- Ascio Technologies Inc.
- BAR Informatik AG
A complete list can be found here.