CIRA launches program to measure local connection speeds across Canada

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced the first two participants in a national program to help communities across Canada measure, evaluate, and monitor local Internet performance. Starting today, Internet users in

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

It’s not just you: CIRA study discovers low Internet speeds across Canada

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has released a new report that breaks down the speed and quality of the country's national, provincial, and municipal Internet connections - and to put it lightly,

Published on: May 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Customer data: If you can’t protect it, don’t collect it, says cyber security expert

Businesses should stop collecting Internet data they don’t need or can’t secure and consumers must take responsibility for the risks they expose themselves to in exchange for online convenience, a security expert said

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Christine Wong

Buffering: What’s in a domain name?

Buffering… is an editorial cartoon series by Charlie Teljeur. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority made a new pitch to Canadian municipalities recently - register your own top level domain and CIRA will run it

Published on: June 17th, 2015 Charlie Teljeur

CIRA makes its pitch to operate .Toronto, .Montreal, and .Calgary

To date, Canadians best know the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) as the operator of the dot-ca domain. But now the non-profit organization is hoping to operate many other top level domains (TLDs)

Published on: June 3rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Web registrar says CIRA should face competition to operate dot-ca domain

One Toronto-based web domain registrar is upset about the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's (CIRA) plans to expand its mandate by offering new services. Mark Jeftovic, the CEO of easyDNS Technologies Inc. has written

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CIRA calls on Canadian website owners to help improve .ca security

Canadian domain registrars should take action to implement a secure domain layer in order to help web surfers avoid phishing attacks and other fraud, says the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. The non-profit organization

Published on: June 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CIRA funds projects with $1M to improve Internet for Canadians

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is funding 28 projects slated to help Canadians get more out of the Internet, funnelling a sum of about $1 million into these initiatives. In January, CIRA

Published on: May 30th, 2014 Candice So

Less than half of Canadian businesses online, CIRA report finds

While Canada logs more hours online than almost any other country in the world, just under half of Canadian businesses have a website – and that could make them lag behind their competition,

Published on: March 18th, 2014 Candice So

CIRA giving $1M to projects that “enhance Internet for all Canadians”

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is launching a new program that will fund projects by as much as $100,000 each if they can improve the Internet for all Canadians. CIRA, which manages

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Phone scammers claim to be Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Canada's dot-ca top-level domain name manager is reporting a phone call security scam using its name, in a warning issued Wednesday. As described in the warning from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority: "In

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Six in 10 Canadians would surrender online privacy to “foil terrorist plots,” survey finds

Only a small sliver of Canadians are concerned with keeping their data private, especially in the name of safety and anti-terrorism efforts, according to a survey released yesterday by the Canadian Internet Registration

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

Klout for Business beta helps CIRA track social media success

As a communications manager for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Mark Buell has been spending a lot of time on Twitter - but now he's second-guessing if that's really been as worthwhile

Published on: June 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Lower costs a goal of new Montreal Internet Exchange

Canada's third Internet Exchange Point (IXP) will open its doors to member registration May 1 and could help drive down the cost of Internet service in Quebec, according to its organizers. The Montreal

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson