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Public voting begins in the ShowUsYour.CA contest

 

Public voting begins in the ShowUsYour.CA contest

Ottawa, March 19, 2010 – The first phase of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) ShowUsYour.CA contest has closed. With nearly 90 submissions, CIRA is incredibly excited to announce that public voting begins today to choose the winner.


Country code registries team up to support the global Internet Governance Forum

Multi-year funding will provide stability for this important forum

Ottawa, April 30, 2014 – A group of country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operators have teamed up to provide financial support for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The operators committed a minimum total of $100,000 per year for several years to ensure the IGF is a successful venue for discussing and resolving the issues the Internet will face as it grows and evolves.



Media Advisory: Obama’s Social Media Team Member Keynote Speaker at CIRA’s Annual Meeting in Toronto

Media Advisory: Obama’s Social Media Team Member Keynote Speaker at CIRA’s Annual Meeting in Toronto

September 21, 2009 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will hold its 2009 Annual General Meeting (AGM) tomorrow in Toronto.  New media expert and member of Barack Obama’s social media team, Rahaf Harfoush will speak at the event, sharing her experiences around building effective online strategies that create meaningful conversation with employees, consumers and the general public.


CIRA Cancels TBR Session November 24, 2010

 

CIRA Cancels TBR Session November 24, 2010

Ottawa, November 24, 2010 - CIRA plays a stewardship role in managing the .CA domain space on behalf of all Canadians. This entails a responsibility to ensure that our processes meet the highest standards. We have encountered an issue that has affected the integrity of today’s TBR session.


Brandon Gray Internet Services Inc. no longer a CIRA Certified Registrar

This is to advise that Brandon Gray Internet Services Inc. is no longer a CIRA Certified Registrar.

In order for Brandon Gray Internet Service Inc.’s .CA Registrants to maintain their .CA domain name(s), Registrants will be responsible for transferring their domain name registration(s) to a new CIRA Certified Registrar of their choice.  All affected Registrants have been informed by CIRA of this development.

 


President Appointed to the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation Council for 2009 - 2012

 

Canadian Internet Registration Authority President Appointed to the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation Council for 2009 - 2012

Byron Holland, President and CEO, Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has been appointed to the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation Council (ccNSO) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as the North American representative for 2009 - 2012.


Former UBC staff honoured for foresight of creating Canadian online identity

September 9, 2008

Former UBC staff honoured for foresight of creating Canadian online identity

A former University of British Columbia staff member is honoured today for creating the dot-ca domain that put Canada on the Internet map.

The Demco Student Learning Centre in the Dept. of Computer Science will be named after former computing facilities manager John Demco for his volunteerism and foresight in conceiving the dot-ca domain two years before the emergence of the World Wide Web.


CIRA recommends government develop a Community Emergency Response Team

 

CIRA recommends government develop a Community Emergency Response Team

Ottawa, July 14 , 2010 – In its submission to Industry Canada's Digital Economy consultation, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recommends the Government of Canada enhance its ability to respond to emergencies by developing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CIRA also strongly encourages the government to ensure the CERT has the ability to respond to threats to the Domain Name System (DNS) in Canada through a DNS-CERT.


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