Registering and maintaining .CA domain names to get easier

by Rob Lewis

On October 12th it will become easier for Canadians to register and maintain their .CA domain names. Why?

"We've heard from Canadians that some of our processes are complicated as compared to other registries and we've listened. We've streamlined our most common transactions, greatly enhancing the experience customers will have starting October 12," said Byron Holland, Canadian Internet Registration Authority's President and CEO. "We're also beefing up support to our partners, the companies that service .CA customers on a regular basis. That way, the entire process of getting and maintaining a .CA domain name will be among the most efficient in the world."

CIRA is redesigning its domain name registration system, the system that enables Registrars (the companies that register domain names) to communicate with the .CA registry database.  This will effectively update and simplify every aspect of the registry from its technological processes to its policies and business practices.

In the largest single project undertaken in its history, CIRA will be replacing its current registry system with the industry standard EPP-based system. The rewrite is the result of nearly two years work and has involved almost all of CIRA's employees.

With the new system and policies, CIRA is effectively able to remove itself from many day-to-day transactions. Most transactions will be handled solely by CIRA certified Registrars.

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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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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