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Publication List

Below you’ll find all of CIRA’s resource publications, from white papers to corporate reports, arranged by newest publication first. Looking for a specific resource? You can use the search bar to the right, as well as trigger a list by publication type.

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The lifecycle of a .CA domain name

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The lifecycle of a .CA domain name

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Products - D-Zone - Best Practices

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Your external DNS is a mission critical business resource. Poor DNS performance translates into slow access to your website and lost customers. The cost of outages or unacceptable latency can range from a few unhappy users to millions of dollars per hour depending on the scale of e-commerce. Read best practices to help improve performance, resiliency and fault tolerance of your external DNS.

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Canadian Internet Forum 2014 Factsheet-Digital Policy Environment

Corporate Reports

Canadian Internet Forum 2014 Factsheet-Digital Policy Environment and Canadian Business

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DNS Primer

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The Domain Name System provides a map between easily readable host names and numeric IP addresses. Read this primer and glossary of terms to find out what you need to know to keep your DNS operational.

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Background briefing on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

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Published June 2014, this document provides the background briefing on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

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Cyber Security Consumer Tip Sheet - Safe Surfing

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Most Web surfing is done through browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. While these browsers are updated regularly, our use of the Web has evolved to the point where we now do many things online, such as shopping and banking. For that reason, there are a number of potential risks that come with using the Web.
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Cyber Security Consumer Tip Sheet

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As well as invaluable tools for keeping in touch with our friends, families and our work, mobile devices have become an increasingly big part of how we access the Internet. Unfortunately, while many smartphones are nearly as powerful as computers, we often don’t use the same caution with them as we do with our computers—and they often don’t have the privacy and security safeguards that come built into computers. As well, the fact that we’re never far from our mobile devices can bring a host of opportunities for us to be distracted and to make poor choices.

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Cyber Security Tip Sheet - Socializing and Interacting Online

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For most of us, the Internet has become an indispensable part of our social lives: we use it to keep up with old friends, keep in touch with our families and meet new people. Unfortunately, not all online interactions are as positive as these. This tip sheet will explain some of the issues we face when we socialize online and provide tips for dealing with them.

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Report on Canadian interest in Internet governance

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Report on Canadian interest in Internet governance