.ca domain names hit one million

The number of .ca domain names has hit the one million mark, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced.

The one millionth .ca domain was snapped up by Brent Krause, from Calgary, Alberta, who is using krauslaw.ca to promote his private law practice.

A CIRA news release said:

As one of the world’s most wired nations, Canadians continue to use the Internet for personal and business reasons in ever increasing numbers. Reaching the one million .ca domain name milestone demonstrates Canada’s strong Internet presence and the popularity of Canadian websites.

The .ca domain name was set up in 1987 by a group of volunteers at the University of British Columbiaand transferred to CIRA in 2000.

The .ca domain now ranks as the 17th largest Internet domain name registry when compared to generic domain names like .com and country-specific domain names like .uk.

Post Author: Neil Black