Early 2017 DNS Developments in Canada

The year 2017 has thus far brought a flurry of activity related to domain name system technology in Canada. From DNS security to the future of industry conferences, here are some of the news stories that have impacted the Canadian DNS scene in first two months of 2017:

Major Internet Tech Conference Disrupted by Trump

Canada's number one trading partner, ally and neighbor is not having an easy time under the administration of President Donald Trump. When the American President signed an executive order that essentially blocked the entry of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations, a number of business and research activities were disrupted, including meetings held at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known under its ICANN acronym

ICANN is an non-profit organization that works on the advancement of global DNS structures. Internet officials, technologists and scientists routinely travel to the United States to participate in ICANN meetings; however, some guests of ICANN were denied entry to the United States in late April under Trump's orders. ICANN is taking the travel ban in stride and is already planning to hold meetings in Canada should this issue continue.

Tech Giant Acquires Major DNS Provider

Dyn, the domain name server firm that made headlines in 2016 after suffering a major denial of service attack that knocked out internet services in the United States and parts of Canada, was acquired by tech giant Oracle.

The acquisition by Oracle is part of the company's plan to emerge as one of the most powerful forces in terms of cloud computing. One of Oracle's strategies is to offer comprehensive Platform-as-a-Service options that allow enterprises to build complex networks without major hardware expenditures. What Dyn will add to Oracle will be more opportunities for major clients to scale their virtual platforms according to operational requirements.

Mississauga Residents Help to Improve Internet Performance

According to an official press release issued by the City of Mississauga, local residents will help the Canadian Internet Registration Authority determine the quality of digital services for future improvement opportunities.

The program will debut in the first quarter of the year; residents can contribute to the monitoring efforts by visiting a page set up by CIRA from any computer or mobile device equipped with a modern browser. Mississauga has an advantage in the sense that it is one of Canada's most connected cities, and thus many residents will be interested in participating.

CIRA operates the most reliable domain name servers in Canada and is committed to the expansion and improvement of internet services across all provinces. CIRA is interested in the concept of helping to build smart cities, a task that requires excellent internet connectivity for all residents. If you are seeking more information, you will be able to appreciate the resources at the www.bluecatnetworks.com website.