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.DE and .CA report latest domain name data

Germany’s ccTLD hits 17 million domains under management and Canada’s ccTLD reports strong growth. Both DENIC (the organization that operates Germany’s .de domain) and CIRA (the organization that operates Canada’s .ca domain) issued releases this week about their namespaces. DENIC reported that it hit the 17 million domains under management mark on July 13. It […]

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.IE transitions to CIRA Registry Platform

.IE says the new system is better but registrars report frustration. Ireland’s country code domain name is a bit Canadian now: It has transitioned to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)’s registry platform.  .IE transitioned its over 300,000 domains under management to the platform. Both CIRA and .IE hailed the transition as a success. Two […]

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Those wacky Canadians are back with more .ca commercials

CIRA features Mounties, hockey, bears, and maple syrup in new commercials. Last year, .Ca country code manager CIRA aired a series of commercials in an advertising campaign called Don’t Be a Traitor. Featuring Canadian staples such as Mounties and maple syrup, the commercials espoused the benefits of choosing .ca over .com. CIRA says the TV […]

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Canada’s .ca domains have record month

Pandemic pushes Canadians to register domain names in record numbers. More people registered .ca domain names last month than any month since Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) was founded in 1998. According to CIRA, 54,129 .ca domain names were registered last month. This is 38% more than in May 2019. Why? Thank the pandemic. Like […]

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Oops: New .Ca commercial has a trademark problem

John Berryhill noticed a problem with this TV commercial. Yesterday I wrote about CIRA’s new TV commercial suggesting that Canadians register .Ca domain names instead of .com. I got caught up in the humor of the commercial and overlooked something that only a trademark attorney would quickly catch: the ad shows a domain name including […]

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.sx switches from KSRegistry to CIRA’s Fury

Sint Maarten ccTLD .sx has changed registry back-end providers. SX Registry has switched from Germany’s KSRegistry to Canada’s CIRA, according to a CIRA press release and IANA records. SX is now using CIRA’s relatively new Fury back-e...
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CIRA and Nominum offering DNS firewall

Canadian ccTLD registry CIRA has started offering DNS-based security services to Canadian companies. The company has partnered with DNS security services provider Nominum to develop DNS Firewall, which it said lets customers “block access to malicious content before it can reach their network”. It’s basically a recursive DNS service with a layer of filterware that […]
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