[gull] [CH-FSFE] Registrar to replace Switch?

dc dc at mjt.ch
Thu Feb 7 12:42:07 CET 2013

Je relaie en message issu de la liste de la FSF Europe section Suisse. 
Pour eviter toute tentative de mauvais usage de ce message, j'ai 
volontairement caviarde le nom de l'auteur du message ! Il semble qu'il 
existe une autre societe nettement plus ouverte et 'free-oriented, en 
plus d'avoir des tarifs inferieurs a SWITCH. Il y en a peut-etre plus, 
mais je n'ai que ce nom la pour l'instant :


Il me semble donc important de porter ces faits a la connaissance des 
membres du GULL ,car SWITCH ressemble de plus en plus a une tentacule 
cherchant a restreindre nos libertes et a limiter l'utilisations des 
logiciels libres.


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How quiet this list has been lately! To stir things up a bit, here is a
question. I am looking for a good registrar for a new .ch domain. I can
no longer consider the former monopolist Switch a good registrar 

- one is forced to pay bills over a Credit Swiss bank account and I
don't have to tell you the deficiencies of this bank,

- they have entered into a partnership with Microsoft which will
increase Microssoft's already considerable stranglehold over Swiss

- they use proprietary, badly working formats for multimedia services.

I then thought of going to http://www.vivanet.ch. I was just about to
register my domain when I saw that they charge 80 CHF if you forget to
pay your yearly bill for more than 30 days. This is quite a trap, as
these things happen.

Any suggestions for a "politically correct" AND costomer-friendly 


*this was intended to be treated in parliament, but I don't think it 
happened yet.

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