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CIRA contributes to development of next-generation Domain Name Server software

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) www.cira.ca, is investing $1 million over the next five years t...


April 22, 2009  


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The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) www.cira.ca, is investing $1 million over the next five years towards the development of BIND 10, the next step forward in Domain Name Server (DNS) software.

 

CIRA said today it will also contribute development resources to this project led by the Internet Systems Consortium.

   

CIRA is responsible for operating the dot-ca Internet domain, a key public resource for all Canadians. The BIND DNS software is used by the majority of name servers on the Internet to connect computers with each other.

 

It has formed the foundation of CIRA’s authoritative DNS, the infrastructure that provides Internet users around the world with access to dot-ca domains.

 

Open source like its predecessors, BIND 10 will also be modular and scalable and will provide simple methods for configuration management and integration with other systems, CIRA said in a release.