CIRA

CIRA

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.


Website:
http://www.cira.ca

News on CIRA

CIRA Launches Registry Lock to Keep Canadian Domains at Leading Edge of Domain Security
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority this week launched Registry Lock to "ensure .CA remains at the leading edge of domain security." According to CIRA, Registry Lock is a method for... more
Only 45% of Businesses in Canada are Online
Only 41 percent of Canadian small businesses have their own website, according to the 2014 Factbook from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Consequently they may be missing lucrative... more
Digital Divide Persists: Income Levels Still Drastically Affect Internet Access in Canada
The internet is in many ways a champion of freedom and defined by accessibility. But in Canada a great digital divide persists where lower-income households remain without internet. According to... more
7 Ways to Improve the Internet in Canada (and Earn Money Doing It)
If you have an idea to enhance the Internet, it could be worth bank. CIRA, the agency responsible for the .CA domain extension, is offering between up to $100,000 to community groups,... more
Montreal Internet Exchange Launches IXP in Quebec to Bring Faster Internet to Canadians
The Montreal Internet Exchange this week launched the first Quebec Internet Exchange Point, which will bring faster Internet to users across the province.  The Montreal Internet Exchange,... more
Canadians Use the Internet More Than Any Other Country in the World (and Other Fun Facts)
Canadians rank first in the world when it comes to Internet usage, spending an average of 45 hours per month online. Canadians also spend more for broadband speed than 19 other internet-using... more
Canadian Internet Registration Authority Now Supports French Characters
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA domain, now supports the use of all French characters in Canadian domain names. Canadians can now register their... more
Canada Reaches Two Million .CA Domain Names
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... more
70% of Canadians Have Been Victims of Cybercrime
70% of online adults in Canada have been the victim of cybercrime at some point in their life, according to Norton's Cybercrime 2012 report. More than eight million have experienced it in the past... more
Twitter's Biz Stone is Coming to Canada
On September 18th the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is hosting their annual Canadians Connected event in Ottawa and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone (pictured) will be the closing... more
Canadian Internet Registration Authority Celebrates 25 Years of .CA
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is celebrating .CA's role in bringing Canadians together online and building Canada's digital brand abroad for the past 25 years. In 1987,... more
CIRA: Canada Needs a More Robust and Economical Domestic Internet
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is embarking on a new initiativeto help create a more robust and economical domestic Internet for all Canadians by facilitating the development... more
Enter to win $5K thanks to your .CA domain name
The 2012 .CA Impact Awards are open for entries and you still have time to enter to win $5,000. CIRA is looking for people and organizations that use their .CA websites to make a positive... more
CIRA Takes Important Step in Making Internet More Secure for Canadians
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has taken "a critical step" in making the internet more secure for Canadians. As part the CIRA’s planned implementation of Domain Name System... more
Dragons' Den Star to keynote at Canadian Internet Forum
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will be hosting their Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) on February 27th in Ottawa and Robert Hejavec of CBC’s The Dragons’ Den Robert... more
Operate a .CA website? Apply for the 2012 .CA Impact Awards
The 2012 .CA Impact Awards are open for entries. The .CA Impact Awards recognize youth, educators, not-for-profit and public organizations, small businesses and web developers and designers for... more
The .CA Impact Awards are open for entries
The 2012 .CA Impact Awards are open for entries. The .CA Impact Awards recognize youth, educators, not-for-profit and public organizations, small businesses and web developers and designers for... more
Half of Canadians Don't Have a Clue About the Internet
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority released a report today titled The Internet and Canada’s Future: Opportunities and Challenges. The CIRA questioned Canadians on what they thought... more
.CA Impact Award winners announced at Mesh Conference
Last night at the Mesh Conference in Toronto CIRA awarded four organizations for using their .CA websites to make a positive cultural, technical, economic, or social impact as part of their CIRA... more
Close to 500 .CA websites battle for $5,000 and you can too
The .CA Impact Awards are designed to recognize youth, educators, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, technology developers and web designers for their innovation, the quality of... more
CIRA's Impact Awards honour Canadian websites
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is honouring Canadian websites that make a difference. The .CA Impact Awards are a series of awards that honour Canadian websites using the .ca... more
CIRA hosts Canadian Internet Forum
On February 25th in Ottawa the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will host an important event about the future of the Internet in Canada called the Canadian Internet Forum (CIF). The... more
Regulatory bodies to make important announcement regarding switch from IPv4 to IPv6 tomorrow via webcast
With the IPv4 IP addressing scheme approaching exhaustion, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), along with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Internet Society (ISOC)... more
CIRA's .CA Impact Awards to honour Canadian websites making a positive difference
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is honouring Canadian websites that make a difference. They have just announced the .CA Impact Awards, a series of awards that honour Canadian... more
CIRA celebrates the best in .CA websites with $20K in prizes
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced this morning the official launch of the .CA Impact Awards. A $5,000 prize will be awarded to each winning website... more
CIRA denies Registrar's re-certification - Domain Slamming to blame
According to Frank Michlick of the Domain Names News, the Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) has denied Brandon Gray Internet Services Inc. the re-certification as a .CA registrar. If... more
Registering and maintaining .CA domain names to get easier
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... more
CIRA hosts Canadians Connected 2010 (and their AGM)
If you own a .ca domain name and live in Toronto, mark September 21st on your calendar for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's Canadians Connected 2010 event. While the event includes... more
Last day to vote in Showusyour.ca Video Contest
Earlier this month the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) asked Canadians to show off their .CA websites in their Showusyour.ca video contest. The deadline to enter has now passed,... more
Vote in CIRA's Showusyour.ca Video Contest
Earlier this month the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) asks Canadians to show off their .CA website in their Showusyour.ca video contest. The deadline to enter has now passed, CIRA... more
Do you have a .CA domain name?
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is asking Canadians to show off their .CA website in their Showusyour.ca video contest and you only have until March 15th to get your entry in.... more
CIRA launches Showusyour.ca contest
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is asking Canadians to show off their .CA website in their Showusyour.ca video contest. Until March 15th, all .CA website owners are invited to... more
Dot.ca Domain space to improve in 2010
Last week itWorldCanada's Rafael Ruffalo reported that .CA domain registration will be getting easier in 2010 since the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is rewriting its registry to... more
CIRA Getting ready for Conficker C Worm
Is it an April Fool’s hoaks or is a Conficker C ready to launch a massive offensive on April 1st? The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is not taking chances. Conficker C is... more
Toronto's Clutterme.com on the auction block
Via Jevon MacDonald of StartupNorth, Toronto startup Clutterme.com has put themselves on the auction block at eBay. Clutterme.com a do-it-yourself website builder and domain purchasing site is... more
.CA Godfather honoured by UBC
A former University of British Columbia staff member is being honoured today for creating the .CA domain that put Canada on the Internet map. The Demco Student Learning Centre in the Department of... more
CIRA AGM next week in Vancouver
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority's Annual General Meeting is in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific Hotel on September 10th. It's a marathon 4.5 hour event but scheduled in such a way that... more
Free parking and more compliments of CIRA
The CIRA Annual General Meeting is a go for September 10th at the Crystal Pavilion Ballroom at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. The entire event runs from 11:30am to 4:00pm, so the good folks at... more
AmberMac to Attend CIRA AGM
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is mixing it up in 2008 and that's a good thing. The CIRA Annual General Meeting is coming back to Vancouver for 2008 and will be held at the Pan... more
CIRA attempts to Protect Personal Info
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced today that it has launched a new privacy policy and WHOIS search tool to protect the privacy of .CA domain name registrants. The new... more

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