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Friday, April 18, 2008

Canadian Internet Registration Authority Registers 1 Millionth .CA Domain Name

The University of Prince Edward Island registered upei.ca, the first .ca domain name in 1988 (the UPEI campus is about 10 minutes from my home). It's taken 20 years but the Canadian Internet Registration Authority is now celebrating it's one millionth domain name registration. UPEI's acting director of Computer Services, Blair Vessey told the CBC in an interview "It was pretty exciting stuff, but again it was so unknown at that time," said Vessey, "None of us could guess what it would eventually turn into. But certainly there was the feeling that OK, this is the beginning of something exciting." The one millionth registration was by Calgary lawyer Brent Krause who registered krauslaw.ca.

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