OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's .CA is the fourth fastest growing
top-level domain in the world. Eighty-one per cent of Canadian Internet
users agreed that whenever possible, they prefer to support Canadian
businesses. These facts, and more, are included in a new resource from
the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released today.
The 2012 .CA Factbook is a collection of facts and research about the
global domain name industry and .CA's place in that industry. It also
provides a glimpse into the state of the Internet in Canada.
"With the release of the .CA Factbook, CIRA is providing Canadians with
information that they have not had access to before," said CIRA's
President and CEO Byron Holland. "Our Factbook will become an essential
information source for Canadian businesses interested in expanding
their knowledge about the online world."
The .CA Factbook is presented as an online, social document with
tweetable factoids, and numerous graphics.
Some other facts of note include:
Canada's .CA has the world's14th-largest domain registry, up two spots
over the past year.
British Columbia boasted the highest rates of Internet access, followed
by Alberta and Ontario.
The next billion Internet users will access the Internet via mobile,
bypassing fixed line broadband altogether.
Canadians pay far more than most for high-speed Internet access.
The .CA Factbook is divided into three main sections, the Global Domain
Name Marketplace, .CA's Place in the Domestic Domain Name Market and
the Canadian Internet Economy. The .CA Factbook is available here http://www.cira.ca/factbook/index.html.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the member-driven
organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops
and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community, and
represents the .CA registry internationally.
SOURCE Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
For further information:
Communications Manager, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
(613) 237-5335 ext. 262