Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

CIRA (Canadian Internet Registry Authority) is a member-based not-for-profit organization, best known for managing the .CA internet domain on behalf of all Canadians, developing and implementing policies that support Canada’s internet community and representing the .CA registry internationally. We’ve leveraged our experience in providing 100% up-time for 2.8 million .CA domains to offer a suite of enterprise-grade cybersecurity products — made by Canadians, for Canadians.

CIRA offers a number of products, but one of particular interest to the ORION community is CIRA’s D-Zone Anycast DNS product. As part of our standard package, ORION helps improve the availability and reliability of our community’s connection by offering CIRA’s Anycast DNS service. Through this program, ORION constituents get a high-availability global DNS that is resistant to DDoS attacks. It is a risk-free and easy-to-add secondary DNS service that helps shore up the cybersecurity posture of our entire community.