UPCOMING EVENT

Let's Meet during iFX EXPO International 2024 in Limassol, Cyprus (18-20 June)

Book a Meeting
  • +357 2425 0808
  • Login
  • English

Home

Blog

Switzerland opposed IP blocks...

Switzerland opposed IP blocks

Switzerland opposed IP blocks

NetShop ISP

NetShop ISP · Blog Author

Jan 20, 2017 · Archive

The plans to require internet service providers (ISPs) to block the domains of international online gambling sites are cancelled. Despite the objections from the industry, earlier this month the Council of States approved this change. However, the Legal Affairs Committee of the Swiss National Council has just voted to remove the domain blocking from the proposed gambling legislation.

The reason of the proposal was to support land-based casinos in Switzerland that are struggling financially. They were hoping that the blocks would help out the situation until expected regulation arrives around 2019. The new law is supposed to allow Swiss casinos to offer online versions of their activities.

However, ISPs were not willing to bear the costs and demanded that casinos pay for the changes even though the government ordered the blocks.

The latest decision is to re-examine the matter in five years. At the moment, the Federal Gaming Commission is authorised to issue warning to online operators that are offending the law and to prosecute those who neglect the warnings.

Despite the compromise taken, the National Council can still include the domain blocking in the final version of the gambling legislation. The government‘s spring session will end on March 17.

Press Releases
74

Free VPS Trial

No Credit Card Required.

Recent Posts

MT5 Access Server for Forex Brokers: Virtual vs. Dedicated

MT5 Access Server for Forex Brokers: Virtual vs. Dedicated

14 June, 2024

How To Extend Root Partition using Home Partition space in CentOS

How To Extend Root Partition using Home Partition space in CentOS

30 May, 2024

NetShop ISP to Attend iFX EXPO International 2024 and Announce Global Infrastructure Expansion

NetShop ISP to Attend iFX EXPO International 2024 and Announce Global Infrastructure Expansion

23 May, 2024

TNFX Broker Partners with NetShop ISP to Offer Low-Latency Forex VPS to Traders

TNFX Broker Partners with NetShop ISP to Offer Low-Latency Forex VPS to Traders

14 May, 2024

How to Install Nginx, MySQL, PHP on Ubuntu 22.04 (LEMP)

How to Install Nginx, MySQL, PHP on Ubuntu 22.04 (LEMP)

10 May, 2024

#letushostyou

Award Winning Hosting Provider established in 2004.

120 Faneromenis Avenue, Imperial Tower, 2nd Floor, Larnaca 6031, Cyprus

Products

Bare Metal Servers

Customized Servers

Virtual / Cloud Servers

Forex VPS

Storage VPS

cPanel Web Hosting

Reseller Web Hosting

Colocation

Addons

Premium DNS

Email Hosting

Cloud Backup

DDoS Protection

Licenses

SSL Certificates

Domain Names

Premium SLAs

About Us

Data Center Locations

Looking Glass

Our Company

Contact Us

Careers in Cyprus

Become a Partner

Awards

Certifications

© 2024 S.S. NetShop Internet Services Ltd. All rights reserved.  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy
CY Reg. Number: HE 217340 | EU VAT Number: CY10217340J

Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Revolut
Wire Transfer