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CIRA Changes .ca WHOIS Policy

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the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), who governs the registration of .ca domain names, announced that effective , all non-corporate domain registrations will have their personal information protected by default.

The dot-ca WHOIS service is a public search tool that allows users to look up information about the holders of dot-ca domain names. A WHOIS search returns such information as name, address, phone and fax numbers and email address. After consulting with the public, CIRA adopted a new WHOIS policy that no longer displays this information, to provide greater privacy for our Registrants.

As an individual Registrant, your private information will be protected by default – no action is required to receive this additional privacy feature.

This means that the registrant's contact information normally listed when doing a WHOIS search on a domain will no longer be displayed. Instead, they have created a new "Message Delivery Form" to send a message to the domain name holder…

More information is available on CIRA's website.