June 8, 2012
By Karen Monteith
of Clark Wilson
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced that it will be performing a system update to its .CA registry on June 12, 2012. In order to complete the upgrade, there will be a 24 hour service outage from 9 a.m. (ET) on June 12 to 9:00 a.m. (ET) on June 13.
During the service outage, the following Registrant transactions will be impacted:
- Registrants will not be able to submit new .CA domain registrations
- Registrants will not be able to approve the CIRA Registrant Agreement
- Registrants will not be able to update or renew existing .CA domain names
- WHOIS will not be accessible during the service outage
- Domain names in the Add Grace Period or the Redemption Grace Period scheduled to expire during the service outage will be extended by 24 hours
CIRA advises that full Registrant transactions are scheduled to return at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on June 13, 2012.
January 24, 2012
By Neil Melliship
of Clark Wilson
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has released the results of its first consultation on its proposed implementation of .CA domains with French accent characters (known as the Latin Supplement -1 Unicode characters), such as é à ü and ç.
Under its initial implementation plan, CIRA proposed a sunrise period during which owners of .CA domain owners could register as many French accented variants of their existing ASCII (non- accented Latin-based script characters, namely the letters a-z) domains as they opted for. For example, the owner of grace.ca could also register grâce.ca during the sunrise period, before that accented variant of grace.ca (and all other French accent variants) would be opened up for registration to anyone else who otherwise qualifies to own a .CA domain.
July 25, 2011
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), has announced that its revised Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP) and Rules will take effect on August 22, 2011. A summary of the changes is available on the CIRA website.