Registration extensions are one of the fastest growing domain registrations.
Many businesses and governments use them to register domain names that were previously only available to individuals.
Now they can also be extended to encompass many businesses and industries.
The Canadian Institute of Certified Domain Registrars (CICDR) is promoting the extension of domain registration extensions to all businesses.
“We’re going to support the extension for businesses, but also for governments,” says CICDR CEO, Michael Pouliot.
“If you want to get a website, or a website you want a website that’s accessible to people in all of Canada, you have to have a domain registration extension.”
With all the new websites being built by companies and governments, there’s always the possibility of a domain extension going to a business or a government that isn’t registered.
“The issue is, you’re not going to see the extension being available to the business or government because they’re not registered,” says Poulion.
That’s why CICDA is looking for companies that have a business that’s registered in the United States, or in Canada.
“What we want to do is help them with their extension to a Canadian company that’s currently registered in Canada and have the ability to register their domain.”
So far, the extension has been offered to more than 1,000 companies, and is currently being extended to 2,000 businesses.
It’s expected to be up and running in less than two weeks.
The new extension allows users to extend the registration of domains, and also allows for companies to have their domain names accessible on the internet.
The extension is available to Canadian companies, government and business owners.
“This is an important milestone for CIC,” says Dr. Poulien.
“It’s going to be the next step in the evolution of the domain registration.”
“If you are a business, you will be able to register your domain on the registry and you will get a chance to get your domain extended to other businesses,” he adds.
The CICD has been working with domain extension service providers, as well as the Government of Canada and several other government agencies, to provide information to assist in the process.
The extensions will allow businesses to register the domain name for free.
“You’ll be able then to sell your domain name and register it on the Internet,” says Gail McCall, CICADR’s Vice President for Programs.
“There’s no registration fee, and there are no limitations.”