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Netfirms is One of the Fastest Growing Dot-ca Domain Name Registrars

January 30, 2008; 04:58 AM

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Netfirms, Inc. (, Canada's leading web hosting provider, today announced that they are one of the fastest growing dot-ca domain name registrars with 45,523 new dot-ca (.ca) domains registered in 2007. At $9.95/year, Netfirms offers the lowest priced certified dot-ca domains anywhere, making it easy for Canadians to establish a web presence.

Over 160,727 total new dot-ca domains (the Canadian alternative to the popular dot-com domain) were registered by Canadian small businesses and individuals last year, making 2007 a record year for dot-ca domain registrations. Over one quarter of all new dot-ca domains were registered through Netfirms.

Netfirms has rapidly grown into one of the largest dot-ca domain name registrars, states David Hicks, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). CIRA is the not-for-profit organization responsible for managing Canada's 950,000 dot-ca domain names.

"Offering a feature-rich domain name product for the lowest price - something Canadians expect - has always been a top priority for Netfirms states Thomas Savundra, President of Netfirms. Being the largest web hosting provider in Canada has allowed us to pass significant cost savings on to our customers, while maintaining a trusted, high-quality, certified domain name offering.

Netfirms provides Canadians with everything they need to establish a web presence. For only $9.95 /year, the dot-ca domain product includes:

  • A CIRA certified dot-ca domain name ( accessible within minutes.
  • A basic webpage customizable immediately.
  • An email account @ the domain including spam filtering.
  • Full DNS and advanced management through the user-friendly Netfirms control panel.
  • 24/7 access to expert customer service.

For more information about Netfirms dot-ca domains, visit:

About Netfirms

Toronto-based Netfirms, Inc., founded in 1998, is a leading provider of premium hosting solutions and innovative clustered server technology in Canada. The company currently hosts over 1,000,000 websites for successful small to medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide.

For more information about Netfirms, visit:

About CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the not-for-profit, member-driven organization responsible for the management of Canada's dot-ca domain namespace, the policies that support Canada's Internet community, and Canadian involvement in international Internet governance.

For more information about CIRA, visit:




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