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Discuss, debate, participate

OTTAWA – August 14, 2013 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, is accepting registrations for what promises to be another provocative and informative exploration of the global Internet and the challenges and opportunities it presents for all Canadians.

The Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) and CIRA’s 2013 AGM will take place at Montreal’s Centre Mont-Royal from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 16. For the first time, the CIF and CIRA’s AGM will be combined.


Celebrating 25 years of .CA

Internet domain has become integral to Canada’s identity

OTTAWA – July 11, 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, is celebrating .CA’s pivotal role in bringing Canadians together online and building Canada’s digital brand abroad.


Have your say in the future of Canada’s Internet

OTTAWA – September 13, 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, is bringing two of North America’s top digital thinkers to Ottawa to talk about how the unrestricted growth of the global Internet is vital to the economic and social future of Canada and the rest of the world.


CIRA welcomes world Internet leaders to Toronto

OTTAWA – October 10, 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages .CA, Canada’s top-level domain, is welcoming key Internet policy decision-makers from around the world to Toronto next week for ICANN 45, a high-level meeting that will help define the future of the Internet and how it will be governed.


International meeting of Internet leaders kicks off with keynote by the Hon. Tony Clement

OTTAWA – October 15, 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, (CIRA),  the organization that manages the .CA top level domain, is hosting senior decision-makers from more than 100 countries in Toronto this week for high-level discussions that will not only impact how the Internet operates, but also how it will continue to be governed in the future.


Internet community rallies behind Internet’s current governance model

Canada’s Clement offers strong endorsement during keynote address

OTTAWA – October 19, 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, welcomed the renewed support for the Internet’s multi-stakeholder governance model that was demonstrated this week by global Internet leaders who have gathered in Toronto.


Canadians care most about Internet security, access, digital literacy

OTTAWA – November 1, 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, has consulted with Canadians and discovered that security, access and cost, and digital literacy pose the greatest challenges when it comes to their successful use of the Internet.



What does the failure of the UN telecom treaty mean for Canada?

OTTAWA – December 17, 2012 – Byron Holland, President and CEO of The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), is available today to put into perspective the outcome of last week’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) and explain its significance to Canadians.


.CA takes on a French accent

OTTAWA – January 14, 2013 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, now supports the use of all French characters in .CA domain names, allowing Canadians to register their .CAs correctly in both official languages for the first time.


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