Canada Reaches Two Million .CA Domain Names

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced today it has reached the two million mark for registered .CA Internet domain names.

It took 21 years for one million .CA domain names to be registered and just four years to reach the next million.

The two million mark is all the more poignant as it comes at the close of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the .CA domain.

It was established in 1987 by a group of volunteers at the University of British Columbia and transferred to CIRA in 2000. In 1988, the first .CA domain name, upei.ca, was registered by the University of Prince Edward Island.

Leora Rissin, a retired schoolteacher from Toronto, registered the two-millionth .CA domain name, algonquinhouse.ca. She is planning to use it to promote her new small business, a bed and breakfast near High Park.

.CA is the fourth fastest-growing Internet domain name registry and the fourteenth largest compared to other country specific domain names like .uk.

Company:
CIRA
Website:
http://www.cira.ca
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a not for profit Canadian corporation that is responsible for operating the dot-ca Internet country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) as a key public resource for all Canadians in an innovative, open, and efficient manner. CIRA may carry out other Internet related activities for the Canadian community in a similar manner. more


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