Over the past four years, SWITCH has acted as the registry for the ENUM trial in Switzerland.
Universities and IP telephony providers took part in this trial, which
was made possible by the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM).
Key technical and administrative findings were established in this way.
The issue of validation was examined in detail and, following this,
standardised within the IETF in RFC 4725.
The authorisation granted by OFCOM expires on 30 September 2007. On the
basis of the framework conditions it is not possible for SWITCH to
continue in the role of ENUM registry. The ENUM trial in Switzerland is
thus being discontinued.
SWITCH still considers the ENUM technology to be promising, however,
and, together with the Swiss Universities and partner networks in
Europe, SWITCH will be continuing to use the technology for innovative
services in the university environment (nrenum.net).