Eliminate the .ch domain and leave only the .com
All accounts ProtonMail bring by default the domain .ch and .com
We don't all live in Switzerland
So we don't want to have there the domain .ch
.COM should be the short domain, .ME and .CH creates confusion.
I always have to double check if the other person noted correctly my email or even SPELL twice the .ME. That is painful.
I prefer to keep my .CH
Can protonmail remove this request from anonymous? as this is clearly an option to have the .CH OR .COM
While I don't live in some countries where I have dot extensions, I WANT to have those extensions.
Please do not take away our .ch
If others want .com, either give it as an option without removing our .ch or require folks to pay for all they request?
Dalek Rod commented
This is a bad idea since the domain .com fall under USA jurisdiction and if they want they can legally acquire it. I don’t know of anything like that ever being an issue but there is a gray area in the law. So please no, don’t eliminate the .ch domain option. If you do that my firm will move away within a month of that being implemented.
I don't live in Switzerland, but I like my .ch address
I love my .ch domain name. I don't live in Switzerland, but a bunch of my ancestors did. Roots! (And a country-level domain that isn't controlled by one of the Five Eyes is a bonus.)
Tau Neutrino commented
Keep .ch - I love swiss watches, swiss chocolate, swiss cheese, victorinox and now protonmail. ;-)
I would prefer .com to be dropped (as well as passion for a specific country). There are other ways to indicate it's issued by a company than using a nation's convention for TLD. Internet should not be controlled by a single country.
I registered an email and see only .com domain, but i wat .ch too by default
I don't see the problem with this. I don't live in Switzerland, but I use .ch.
Besides, it's your own choice. You don't HAVE to use .ch, you can use .com if you want.
Name Surname commented
Are .ch better than .com? Why?
The United States has jurisdiction over all .com addresses. They have the 'right' to interfere with their passage and to ban them from use. There is no point in using an email service that's literally underground in Switzerland if it's under a different countries laws.
I don't agree with this request. The reason I use ProtonMail has everything to do with where I live. It's why I thought this service first found it's niche.
I support ideas that work, no matter where they come from or where I happen to be living.
Personally I make use of the .ch domain and I prefer it. I do not live in Switzerland either but there is an option to change your domain in the settings if that has not been mentioned already.
Even though one of the comments is quite crude i would like to say that i personally agree with it. A .Com domain is very commonly used and when handing in your email to employers they do take note of your email address and seeing a different domain to .Com .Net or .Co.uk or any of the common domains does intrigue them.
ProtonMail is fantastic for filtering spam. Seeing a .Ch domain is rare and therefore are not typically listed in Spam based servers therefore the likelhood of receiving spam from that server is going to be a lot lower compared to having domains such as .com or .net.
Still not convinced? Now we talk about phishing and malware:
The way malware and phishing works is by email. They target emails that have the .com domain.
Why? Because it's the most common and most used domain on the net!
By using a .ch domain you decrease the likelyhood of receiving these emails unless you're directly being targeted or signing up to dodgy websites i can almost guarentee you that you will NEVER receive such emails. The same cannot be said for .Com domains which is something other providers use.
To put this short. A .com domain may compromise your account's security and your own personal security. So i'd think very carefully as to whether you want to keep it or not, a small convenience over security or more security over a slight/minimal inconvenience?
Your choice but note that it will affect us all and not all of us will be happy with your decision regardless but over the longer run the .ch domain will be of benefit in more ways than you think.
I vote for keeping the .ch domain !
I do oppose. The .com domain is controlled by (...) and the .ch domain is contolled by (...). Keep it.
Karel Van De Vijver commented
Using a CH-domain shows you have much more class than the plebs with an ordinary COM-domain.
CH-domains are the domains Audrey Hepburn would have used if she was still among us.
Julie Andrews, George Clooney, the queen : they all will use the CH-domain name if they have the opportunity.
And yes, this is a rather pathetic attempt to be funny, but I've just read this thread so see this as my attempt to lighten things up.
Anonymous 0103 commented
It's much easier for spam emails to get in if you have an extension like .com for your email. The .ch is suppose to improve security, and no one ever said you had to use it.
I'm not a user (yet) but I understand the rationale for KEEPING the ch domain. If you provide a way for users to choose their default address that should suffice. For those who insist on going to a .com domain website, there are other services
M. López Chargoy commented
Because even if you don't like it, this idea already came true. Now the main domain is the ".com" and that is very nice.
I can't say I agree with you, I think they should keep the .ch aswell as .com domains and not do any changes to this. If you like to, you don't have to use the .ch because you can use .com domain aswell. Just saying.