LogicBoxes announced today that it launched the .CA ccTLD (Country Code Top-Level Domain) on its Registrar Automation Platform.
The LogicBoxes Registrar Automation Platform currently powers over four million domain names, hosted by over 80 Domain Name Registrars accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as well as thousands of domain name resellers from around the globe. These Registrars use the platform to connect with the various domain name registries, such as VeriSign, Affilias, NeuStar, etc., to register domain names (.com, .net, .info, .in, .us, .uk, etc.) on behalf of their customers. The SAAS-based registrar platform currently supports over 50 top-level domains (TLDs), including some of the world’s largest ccTLDs such as .uk (the ccTLD for the United Kingdom) and .cn (the ccTLD for China).
Adding .CA to the list of available registries to its clients is the obvious next step for LogicBoxes. .CA domain names are reserved exclusively for Canadians. With over 1.5 million .CA domain names registered, 88% of Canadians surveyed agree that Canadian businesses and organizations should use .CA domain names for their websites.
“.CA experienced growth of 16% in 2009. We’re very proud of our success, particularly considering that gTLDs grew at only 6% that year,” says Byron Holland, President and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the corporation that manages the .CA domain space. “I am pleased to welcome LogicBoxes to our family of accredited Registrars offering .CA domain names and look forward to their contribution to the .CA domain space.”
Said Bhavin Turakhia, CEO and Founder of LogicBoxes: “North America has always been an important market for us, pretty much since our inception. Today, our platform powers many of that region’s most significant players and given that, this was an inevitable move for us. We’re inspired by the .CA growth story and we (along with our network of 80+ ICANN-accredited Registrars and 50,000+ resellers) are glad to be part of it.”
The LogicBoxes Registrar Automation Platform is a state-of-the-art SAAS based platform that enables Registrars to connect with over 50 TLDs in one quick step and go live as a fully functional Registrar almost immediately. The platform currently hosts over 80 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars and thousands of Domain Name Resellers from across the globe and powers over 4 million Domain Names.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the member-driven organization that manages Canada’s .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada’s Internet community, and represents the .CA registry internationally. CIRA processes over 600 million requests per day to connect Internet users with over 1.5 million .CA Internet addresses.