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

Get the .ca Internet facts with CIRA’s Fact Book 2013

Ever wondered how often Canadians are online, what their preferred domain is, or how much of our gross domestic product is generated by the Internet economy? These are just some of the facts

Published on: January 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

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

Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Security the top Internet concern for Canadians: CIRA study

Security, accessibility and cost are the biggest concerns Canadians have about the Internet, according to a new study released by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). In a far reaching study including two

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

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

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada’s Web domain celebrates 25 years

Imagine that instead of simply typing www.itbusiness.ca to access this Web site, you had to type something like /c=ca/o=itbusiness/ou=news into your browser's address bar. It could have happened if the X.500 standard for

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Oh Canada: CIRA wants to keep more Canadian Web traffic on home soil

Canada's Web domain watchdog wants to see more Internet traffic hubs based right here on Canadian soil.There are only two Internet Exchange Points (IXP) based in Canada, onein Toronto and the other in

Published on: June 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

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,

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

CIRA launches DNSSEC knowledge centre

A while back, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority rolled out a tool called Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC) to counter the growing instances of Web spoofing. DNSSEC provides businesses on the Internet

Published on: February 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Impact Awards for Canadian Web sites expands for 2012

Mobile Web sites, games and applications are now eligible to be entered in the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) annual Impact Awards dot-ca Web site competition. The dot-ca domain name registration body expects

Published on: November 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Google offers to buy Canadian small firms a Web site

Google Canada announced it is offering one year of free Web site hosting and construction tools for small businesses March 29, including registration of a dot-ca domain name.Partnering with Yola Inc., a Web

Published on: March 30th, 2011 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: February 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: November 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson