“We owe a debt to the visionaries who set up .CA in the 1980s.While many people today may take the Internet for granted, the fact is, without the foresight of people like John Demco, the Internet might not have developed as we now know it,” said CIRA’s President and CEO Byron Holland.
“The growth in both the size of the registry and in the role .CA plays in Canadians’ lives bodes well for the next 25 years of .CA.As we move more and more of our lives online, .CA is becoming the ‘flag on the virtual backpack’ for hundreds of thousands of Canadians,” added Holland .
CIRA is approaching another milestone,nearing 2 million registrations.There are currently 1,925,775 .CA domain names registered.
Facts and figures about .CA :
- The .CA domain is viewed as being safe, secure and trusted.
- Canadians value .CA, with 88 per cent of Internet users seeing it as an important resource for Canadians.
- Forty-nine per cent of Canadian Internet users say they are proud to be Canadian and feel a personal connection to the .CA domain extension.