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What is DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is defined by Wikipedia as: “a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. Most prominently, it translates easily memorized domain names to the numerical IP…

Domain Name News – March 4, 2013

ICANN Publishes New gTLD Program Contention Sets – ICANN has completed the contention sets for the New gTLD Program. A contention set is a group of two or more gTLD applications containing identical or visually similar gTLD strings. In addition to 230 exact match contention sets, ICANN has published two non-exact match contention sets in…

The Canadian Internet Forum (CIF)

Let your voice be heard at the Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) hosted by CIRA on February 28, 2013 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The CIF brings together both local and international Internet experts and professionals to discuss important topics and issues that shape the Canadian Internet landscape today. This…

The New Facebook Graph Search

After largely ignoring the search function at the top of the Facebook interface for years, the social media giant is finally implementing improvements to its search function. On January 15, Facebook unveiled Graph Search. Facebook Graph Search is a significant improvement over their old “search bar”, that gave results that were uninteresting or unrelated to…

Help Shape .CA and Canada Online – Join CIRA’s Nomination Commitee!

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Board of Directors is seeking individuals from across Canada to apply to fill five open positions on its Nomination Committee. Canadians with committee experience and/or an interest in technology or the Internet are encouraged to apply. What is the role of the Committee? The Nomination Committee plays a critical…