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

New domains carry risk of ‘name collision’ attacks: OpenDNS

Some of the new web addresses recently made available by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may be creating a new security risk that could compromise private networks around the

Published on: April 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Express IT: New Web domains good for trust

The Internet will soon look very different.ICANN, the non-profit organization that manages top-level domain names on the Internet, is opening up the space to the right of the last dot. So instead of

Published on: June 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Tucows, Regina law firm rush for prime Web real estate

A number of Canadian players are seeking to manage registries for the Internet's new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that will significantly open up the Web's real estate.At present, there are only 22 gTLDs

Published on: June 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Internet gets first look at new top-level domains

From AAA (that's the American Automobile Association Inc.) to Zulu (a geographic domain applied for by Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.) the Internet got its first look at the new domains we may

Published on: June 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

Published on: May 10th, 2012 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

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson