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June 19, 2018 10:02

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CIRA has a record year for regs

Canadian ccTLD registry CIRA says its fiscal 2018 was its best year yet for new .ca registrations. The company today said it registered 537,941 names in the year to the end of March. Its previous record, from its FY12, was 511,900. Its current total domains under management was 2,736,980, an all-time high, the company said […]

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CIRA wants patent for registry “tag” system

Canada’s ccTLD administrator files patent application related to aspects of its Fury registry platform. CIRA has applied for a patent related to its Fury registry management platform. Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the group that manages Canada’s .CA domain name and has started offering registry services to other TLDs, has filed a patent application covering aspects […]

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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-end platform, which launched a bit over a year ago with the new gTLD .kiwi as its inaugural customer. […]

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In harsh tones, ccNSO rejects NomCom appointee

ICANN’s Country Code Names Supporting Organization has rejected the appointment to its Council of a Canadian registry director. Saying NomCom ignored long-standing guidance to avoid appointing registry employees, the ccNSO Council has said the recent naming of Marita Moll to the role is “unacceptable”. Moll will have to choose between sitting on the Council and […]

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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 D-Zone 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 […]

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CIRA board elections end tomorrow

Domain investor Frank Michlick is on the ballot. Board elections for CIRA (.ca) end tomorrow, and there’s a fellow domain name investor on the ballot. Frank Michlick is running for the member candidate slate. He’s competing against five other candidates for a single spot. Having known Frank for about a decade, I would encourage any […]

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CIRA becomes first new gTLD back-end since 2012

CIRA, the Canadian ccTLD manager, has become the first new registry back-end provider to enter the gTLD market since the 2012 application round closed. The company today announced that it has signed Dot Kiwi, operator of .kiwi, as its first client. .kiwi will become the first non-.ca TLD that CIRA runs the back-end for, according […]

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.Kiwi turns to new CIRA platform for registry services

.Kiwi will be run on .CA manager’s platform. Competition in the backend registry services business is heating up, and .CA manager CIRA has entered the game with .Kiwi as a client. .Kiwi will switch its backend to CIRA’s Fury Registry Platform, the companies announced today. There are about 10,000 domain names in the .kiwi zone […]

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Company ordered to pay $5,000 after reverse domain name hijacking charge

Panel believe complainant was trying to use arbitration as a “short cut” to acquire domain. Domain name attorney Zak Muscovitch has helped the owner of ClevelandCyclewerks.ca save his domain name in a cybersquatting arbitration case. Not only that, but the arbitration panel found the complainant guilty of reverse domain name hijacking and ordered it to […]

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