Back in October, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) celebrated it's 750,000th .CA registration marking a 50% rise in the number of .CA registrations in under two years.
"The phenomenal growth of dot-ca registrations is the result of increased awareness of the value of dot-ca and the trust Canadians place in it," says Bernard Turcotte, President and CEO of the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Registration Authority. "Dot-ca still offers the best opportunity to get the domain name you want when compared with the larger dot-com registry." "Dot-ca is reserved for Canadians and defines an organization or individual who meets Canadian presence requirements," explains Mr. Turcotte.
This impressive growth continues with the 800,000th .CA domain being registered today. With 50,000 new domains registered in less than three months, the pace of .CA domain registration is accelerating. If this trend continues, CIRA should be able to hit the 1,000,000 mark before the end of the year. Not too bad for a ccTLD - we're currently 5th in the world behind Germany (.DE), the United Kingdom (.UK), the Netherlands (.NL), and Italy (.IT).