There are now more than two million registered ‘dot ca’ Internet domain names.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the latest registration, saying the “milestone demonstrates Canadians' rapidly increasing adoption of .CA domain names for personal and business use: it took 21 years for one million .CA domain names to be registered and just four years to reach the next million.
“The two million mark is all the more poignant as it comes at the close of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the .CA domain. It was established in 1987 by a group of volunteers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and transferred to CIRA in 2000. In 1988, the first .CA domain name, upei.ca, was registered by the University of Prince Edward Island.”
Leora Rissin, a retired schoolteacher from Toronto registered the two-millionth .CA domain name, algonquinhouse.ca, it was noted. She is planning to use it to promote her new small business, a bed and breakfast near High Park.
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