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‘Dot-ca’ turns 20, goes cheap

Briefs | 05/14/2007 3:29 pm EDT

Today is the 20th anniversary of Canada's top-level Internet domain, ".ca". According to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), on May 14, 1987 the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority delegated the TLD to John Demco, Webnames.ca's founder. He managed .ca out of his University of British Columbia office. In 2000, CIRA took over. Now there are 835,000 .ca domains registered, and Demco is a CIRA director. Webnames.ca is one of 90 accredited registrars that sell .ca domain names to the public. Cue the marketing: Webnames.ca says it's "celebrating" Demco's achievements with a 50%-off offer to new domain-name registrants, today from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Pacific time. Visit http://www.webnames.ca/ for details.

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