CIRA calls for federal parties to support an open Canadian Internet

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the non-profit organization that oversees all .ca domain names, published its new vision for the future internet in Canada. “We believe strongly that the future of the

Published on: September 20th, 2019 Tom Li

CIRA announces $1.25M in funding for Canadian internet projects

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the 21 projects that will be receiving funding from its Community Investment Program; totaling $1.25 million in funding. CIRA, a not-for-profit whose mission is to manage

Published on: June 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Cyber security a growing concern to Canadians

Canadians are more concerned about cyber security than they were in 2016. According to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) latest Internet Factbook, 75 per cent of Canadians are worried about the threat of

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Alex Coop

CIRA launches Fury top-level domain platform with first customer in tow

The non-profit organization responsible for operating Canada’s dot-ca (.ca) Internet domain is now also going to be running the backend of another distinctly national domain - the New Zealand-focused dot-Kiwi (.kiwi). With the

Published on: October 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

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