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July 27, 2015

CIRA’s nomination committee selects candidates for the 2015 board of directors’ election; .CA member applications open July 29

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority's (CIRA) nomination committee has selected six candidates from across Canada with a broad mix of experience and qualifications necessary for the management of the .CA domain. 

July 21, 2015

ORION offers complimentary cloud service with .CA D-Zone Anycast DNS

The Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) is pleased to partner with the Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) to provide its D-Zone Anycast DNS solution to ORION’s connected institutions.

June 11, 2015

Join the CIRA board of directors and help advance the Internet in Canada

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) nomination committee is seeking dynamic individuals with an interest in advancing the Internet in Canada to join its board of directors. 

June 4, 2015

.CA team calls on Canadian cities to seize the opportunity of municipal domains

The growing success of .nyc, .london, .berlin and other global municipal domains should serve as motivation for Canadian municipalities to follow-suit . 

May 28, 2015

With support from .CA, Internet technology drives transformation in Canada’s not-for-profit community

Today the .CA Community Investment Program announced over $1 million in funding for 25 Canadian not-for-profit organizations working on the cutting-edge of Internet issues and services. This fund, generated from the registration of .CA domains, supports Canada’s Internet community with funding for research, infrastructure, online services or digital literacy projects.

May 28, 2015

Open Effect receives funding from .CA Community Investment Program to hold companies and governments accountable for how they store personal data

With funding from the .CA Community Investment Program, Open Effect, a Toronto-based privacy not-for-profit group, is building an application that will support the process of creating requests for this information and help educate Canadians on how they can gain control over their personal data.

May 28, 2015

Funding from the .CA Community Investment Program supports next generation 9-1-1 services

With a new grant from the .CA Community Investment Program, the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group is working to ensure that Canadian communities can coordinate their transition to next-generation 9-1-1 services and deploy solutions that can work across the country to potentially take advantage of photo and video sharing and other mobile applications.

May 12, 2015

Korax selects .CA D-Zone Anycast for made-in-Canada DNS infrastructure protection

Canadian web services firm Korax has selected the .CA D-Zone Anycast DNS solution to deliver DNS infrastructure services to thousands of customers in Canada.

May 5, 2015

.CA team calls on Canadians to test their Internet connections with new .CA Internet Performance Test

Through a simple web application, Canadians can evaluate the download and upload speeds of their Internet connections. The test results allow researchers to access critical information about Canada’s Internet.

April 29, 2015

STEAMLabs launches Internet of Things teaching kit to bring digital education to elementary school students

Project funded through the .CA Community Investment Program equips teachers with tools to teach hardware and software engineering

April 15, 2015

Phone call security scam warning for Internet users

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of a phone call security scam using the CIRA name.

April 1, 2015

Join the CIRA Board of Directors nomination committee

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors is seeking individuals to join its nomination committee for the 2015 board of directors election.

March 31, 2015

MediaSmarts launches comprehensive digital literacy framework for Canadian schools

Ottawa, ON – March 31, 2015 – MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy, has today launched an extensive new program to support teachers in integrating digital literacy into their classrooms. Use, Understand & Create: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools (K-8) is a cross-curricular program that provides teachers with an array of tools to give students the skills they need for the digital age.

March 18, 2015

CIRA 2015 board of directors election and annual general meeting dates

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) 2015 board of directors election process will begin on June 11, 2015 with a call for applications.

February 24, 2015

E-commerce is going mobile: 20% of younger Canadians have made purchases from mobile devices according to the 2015 .CA Factbook

The 2015 .CA Factbook, an annual report on the state of the Canadian Internet, points to deepening mobile engagement among Canadians, a declining interest in cable subscriptions and new opportunities for Canadian e-commerce.

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