Canadian Internet Registration Authority
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) (French: Autorité canadienne pour les enregistrements Internet ACEI) is the organization that manages the .CA country code top-level domain, the policies that support Canada’s Internet community and Canada’s involvement in international Internet governance. CIRA is a member-driven organization. Membership in CIRA is free, and open to anyone who holds a .CA domain. There are approximately 15,000 CIRA members as of January 2013.
In November 2012, CIRA celebrated 2,000,000 .CA domains under management, making .CA the 19th largest top-level domain in the world.
A Board of Directors, consisting of both elected and appointed members, set CIRA's strategic directions. Board members are elected annually by CIRA Members through an online process.