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Insight into Canada's Internet


April 28, 2016

Toronto and Ottawa top ranking of Canadian Internet performance; Western cities lag behind

As Canadians debate the future of Canadian broadband subsidies at CRTC hearings in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadians Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has released new data on how Canadians experience Internet speed and quality across the country. 

April 21, 2016

New digital atlas returns early traditional knowledge to Inuit communities

With support from CIRA's Community Investment Program, Nunavut’s Kitikmeot Heritage Society implements advanced cartographic techniques to create accessible archive of Indigenous stories 

April 5, 2016

Join the CIRA Board of Directors nomination committee

CIRA is seeking qualified nominees for the 2016 board of director’s election

Ottawa, ON - April 05, 2016 –The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors is seeking individuals to join its nomination committee for the 2016 board of directors election.

March 23, 2016

Most Canadians prefer buying from Canadians when shopping online: CIRA Internet Factbook

62 percent of Canadian Internet users report preferring Canadian companies for e-commerce purchases

March 21, 2016

CIRA 2016 board of director’s election and annual general meeting dates

Ottawa, ON – March 22, 2016 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) 2016 board of director’s election process will begin on June 6, 2016 with a call for applications.

Online voting for election candidates will begin at CIRA’s annual general meeting (AGM) on September 22, 2016 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto and will run until September 29, 2016.

This year, CIRA Members will elect four board members.

March 16, 2016

TLD operators get DDoS protection and advanced DNS analytics from CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) today announced that the .kiwi domain is using its D-Zone Anycast DNS service for its top level domain (TLD).

March 15, 2016

Cybera partners with CIRA to offer new high-performance DNS

Cybera partners with CIRA to offer new high-performance DNS services for Alberta’s public and education sectors

CIRA’s D-Zone Anycast Domain Name System helps improve performance for Canadian users while adding enhanced Distributed Denial-of-Service protection

February 23, 2016

Storm Internet protects network from DDoS attack with made-in-Canada DNS solution

CIRA D-Zone Anycast DNS improves network resiliency and performance of web services and applications

Ottawa, ON – February 23, 2016 – Storm Internet has deployed the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) D-Zone Anycast DNS solution to protect its business against DDoS attack and improve the reliability of customer-facing and corporate web services.

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February 22, 2016

CIRA calls on law enforcement to protect their departments from DNS-based cyber-attacks

High-profile websites can fall victim to malicious online actors looking to score propaganda points

February 9, 2016

Researchers from Simon Fraser University warn of role that environmental toxins play in pre-term births

Funding from the .CA Community Investment Program supports engagement efforts from the Canadian Environmental Health Atlas

February 4, 2016

.CA team is recognized as a top employer in the National Capital Region

Cutting-edge technology portfolio and culture of innovation secures CIRA status as employer of choice

Ottawa, ON – February 4, 2016 – Today the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers announced the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), operators of the .CA domain, has been ranked as a top employer in Ottawa for a second year.  With 80+ employees located at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, CIRA runs one of the fastest growing country code top-level domains globally.

February 1, 2016

New video series fills gap in Canadian legal education system with new resources on Indigenous law

University of Victoria Indigenous Law Research Unit heads project with funding from the .CA Community Investment Program

Victoria, B.C. – February 01, 2016 – A new Indigenous law video series seeks to foster an understanding of how Indigenous legal principles may be accessed and applied today.  

January 19, 2016

.CA commits $1 million in new funding to build a better online Canada

Canadian charities, non-profits and academic researchers can apply for funding from the .CA Community Investment Program 

January 11, 2016

Save the date: The .CA Community Investment Program open for applications January 20

The .CA team seeks projects that help build a better online Canada 

December 21, 2015

Web Hosting Canada adds expanded cybersecurity protection to its small business web hosting solutions

Built on the .CA D-Zone Anycast DNS, new service adds speed and resiliency to DNS and website requests

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