As a partner to the universities, SWITCH brought the Internet to Switzerland 25 years ago. Today, the non-profit organisation with 100 employees at its head office in Zurich develops Internet services for lecturers, researchers, students and commercial customers. SWITCH stands for security in the Internet.

External Page: SWITCH is the Austrian registry for all .at, and domains. The owner of is the non-profit Internet Foundation Austria (IPA) whose foundation purpose is the promotion of the Internet in Austria. regards itself as a competence center of expertise as well as a contact for questions around domains and the Austrian Internet and regularly publishes news around the domain world. Since 2010 has been offering in-house developments like the registry system “Registry-in-a-Box” and the Anycast-Domain Name Service “RcodeZero” via subsidiary companies to external customers and gives advice to applicants for new Top Level Domains.

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DENIC eG is the central registry for all domains below the top level domain .de. The company’s duties are varied: it provides an automatic electronic registration system, it operates a network of nameservers all around the world, and it offers a number of further services for the German internet community.

External Page: DENIC