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

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

Malware threatens to disrupt Internet for thousands worldwide

If it is July 9 and you don't know where your Internet went, you might want to get in touch with the DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG) . Monday is the "drop dead" date

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Tim Greene

Tom Green wages Twitter battle for plum account name

When lowbrow comedian Tom Green called on his legion of Web show fans to help him convince a Humber College interactive multimedia professor with the same name to hand over his Twitter account

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

IPv6 transition hazards

With the last IPv4 addresses about to be allocated, the good news is that IT managers -- at least in the U.S. and Europe -- don't suddenly have to get the next Internet

Published on: February 1st, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Alleged ‘domain slammers’ lose dot-ca licence, sue CIRA $10 million

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is defending against a $10 million lawsuit after denying recertification to a registrar linked to a company that many Canadian domain name holders will be familiar with.

Published on: September 22nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Toronto ‘domain name slammers’ fined for fraud by FTC

A Toronto-based firm has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly defrauding thousands of U.S. small businesses out of millions of dollars.The “Canadian con artists” posed as domain name

Published on: August 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google Public DNS is cool, but is it a privacy threat?

Today's news can prompt two very different views of Google, based on the announcement of its free Google Public DNS.In one view, Google is our best friend and a noble public servant. In

Published on: December 7th, 2009 David Coursey

Web wars – cybersquatting more prevalent than ever

When the Web site FreeLegoPorn.com began publishing pornographic images created with Lego toys, trademark owner Lego Juris AS, which sells the popular plastic building blocks for children, acted quickly."The content available on the

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Some ISPs make big bucks by intercepting traffic from non-existent sites

The interception of Internet traffic to snoop on phone calls or track surfers' behavior is a hot topic -- but what's keeping members of an international Internet security body up at night is

Published on: June 25th, 2008 Peter Sayer

Typosquatters make millions in domain name trade

A civil suit filed in Florida by Dell and its Alienware subsidiary is giving insight into the enormous sums of money that can be made by creating Web pages full of advertising links.In

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk