14 May '12, 6pm

Do you know .CA turns 25 today? On this day in 1987 the .CA domain extension was officially created at #UBC

Do you know .CA turns 25 today? On this day in 1987 the .CA domain extension was officially created at #UBC

The domain name registry that operates the .CA ccTLD, Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), announced today that the .CA domain is turning 25 years old. The very first .CA domain name was registered to the University of Prince Edward Island in 1988. Currently there are 1,925,775 domains registered under .CA. It was on this day back in 1987 that the .CA domain extension was officially delegated by Jon Postel, operator of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), to John Demco at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Demco and a group of volunteers ran the .CA domain registry for 13 years. From 1987 to 2000, those volunteers at UBC registered almost 60,000 domain names. Since 2000, the registry for .CA domain names has been run by the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Registration Authority. CIRA’s President and CEO Byron Holland said: “We owe a debt to the vis...

Full article: http://www.domainnamenews.com/cctlds/ca-turns-25-years-ol...

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