2 million reasons why Canadians love the .ca domain

When retired schoolteacher Leora Rissin registered a dot-ca Web site for her new bed and breakfast this week, she never considered that she’d contribute to a digital milestone in Canada. But she’s delighted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

CIRA investigating dot-ca phishing scammers, CEO says

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is working with police to investigate a phishing scam that targeted dot-ca domain owners, according to its CEO Byron Holland.The PayPal page set up by the scammers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Half of all new top-level domains will fail, CIRA says

Internet domain name managers and corporate branding gurus alike are waiting with baited breath for the Internet's first batch of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to be released after a technical glitch delayed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Bodog case could affect all Canadian sites using U.S. domains

The shutdown of a Canadian billionaire's online gambling Web site shows the U.S. government is willing to assert its legal authority over Internet properties outside American boundaries – even those based in Canada,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

YouSuck.com: Dealing with gripe sites

Companies should proactively guard against spiteful customers skewering their brand with pejorative Web domains and respond with public relations when it does occur, advises an intellectual property lawyer – and resist the temptation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

‘Wild West’ domain grab to put trademarks at risk

When the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) begins accepting applications for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) in January, there will be a Wild West-style land rush to stake a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Should your business buy a .XXX domain?

By Tony Bradley ICANN has begun accepting registrations on a limited basis for XXX domains. If you are in the adult entertainment business, or your site is related to adult endeavors, then buying

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2011 IDG News Service

Ontario registrar stopped from selling dot-ca domains

A registrar with close ties to a reseller that the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) accuses of sending misleading solicitations to domain owners has lost its licence to sell dot-ca domains.Markham, Ont.-based Brandon

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Pirate Bay plans lawless ‘darknet’ with P2P DNS

Some of the shady crowd behind the Pirate Bay file sharing Website have announced plans for a peer-to-peer domain name system (DNS), called P2P DNS. DNS is the behind-the-scenes technology that converts the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2010 Keir Thomas

Registrar challenges dot-ca authority’s right to deny licence renewal

A registrar accused by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) of “domain slamming” continues to sell dot-ca domains despite an original decision to not renew its licence in August.Brandon Gray Internet Services is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

$5,000 prize for best dot-ca small business website

Small businesses with a Web site registered to a dot-ca domain have a shot at winning $5,000 next May. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced its Impact Awards at Toronto’s Mesh Marketing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Internet authority invites organizations to apply for top-level domains

Internet policymakers appear to be in the home stretch on a controversial plan to add hundreds of new domain name extensions -- such as .nyc, .africa and .sport -- that could forever alter

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

A million reasons why Canadians love the .ca domain

Having jumped the one million domains hurdle, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) now plans to campaign on the strength of a dot-ca address in a bid to boost market share in Canada,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson