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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.


Internet icons come together for gala evening at the CN Tower

.CA host to latest meeting of the global Internet community

OTTAWA – October 17, 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, (CIRA), the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, is welcoming Internet leaders from more than 100 countries this evening to the CN Tower.


CIRA participates in World IPv6 Day

OTTAWA – June 6, 2012 – Adoption of the next generation Internet Protocol, IPv6, is growing in Canada, according to information from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and Quebec City-based Viagenie. IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol (IP) address standard that will eventually replace the IPv4 protocol which most Internet services use today.


CIRA releases .CA Factbook, an information resource about the Internet

Ottawa, February 21, 2012 – Canada's .CA is the fourth fastest growing top-level domain in the world. Eighty-one per cent of Canadian Internet users agreed that whenever possible, they prefer to support Canadian businesses. These facts, and more, are included in a new resource from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released today.

The 2012 .CA Factbook is a collection of facts and research about the global domain name industry and .CA’s place in that industry. It also provides a glimpse into the state of the Internet in Canada.


Deadline for .CA Impact Awards Looms

Ottawa, March 22, 2012 – .CA website holders have until March 23rd to enter national awards program!

Time is running out for holders of .CA websites wishing to enter the second annual .CA Impact Awards; March 23, 2012 is the last day to enter.

Organized by the Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA), the awards celebrate.CA websites and applications that make a positive impact in our community.  Winners of each category will receive $5,000 and visibility through CIRA communications.


CIRA celebrates 25 years of .CA

OTTAWA – May 14, 2012 – On May 14, 2012, Canada’s .CA turns 25 years old. It was on this day in 1987 that the .CA top-level domain was officially delegated by Jon Postel, operator of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), to John Demco at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Demco and a group of volunteers ran the registry for 13 years. Since 2000, the registry for .CA domain names has been run by the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).



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