Skip to main content
  • About CIRA

How to keep your CIRA membership active and why it’s important

By Julie Lépine
Manager, Membership Relations

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re most likely a CIRA Member. If you’re not a member and have a .CA domain name—become one! Don’t have a .CA domain name? What are you waiting for—register yours today. Having a .CA and being a CIRA member supports the great work we do for Canada’s internet.

As a CIRA member, your fundamental role in the organization is to participate in our governance. This includes electing our board of directors and approving our auditors annually.

Beyond this fundamental role, members have access to free events where we bring together thought leaders to discuss hot topics and emerging issues that impact Canada’s internet and Canadian internet users. Members also have access to relevant and timely industry information and have the opportunity to provide feedback.

Having an active membership and up-to-date contact information is key to getting involved and contributing to building a trusted internet for all Canadians (and so we can get in touch with you, of course!).

Keeping your membership active

To keep your CIRA Membership active, make sure to renew your .CA domain name registration before it expires! To retain your CIRA Membership you must maintain an active domain registration. If you don’t renew your domain, you may consequently lose your membership. Learn how and when to renew your .CA domain name registration:

  1. Know your domain name expiry date. Look up your domain in the WHOIS directory; the expiry date is in the details. Also, your Registrar may send you renewal reminders as you approach your domain’s expiry date.

  2. Renew your domain name through your Registrar ahead of the expiry date. Act as soon as you can so you don’t lose your domain AND your membership.

Make sure your membership information is current

As a CIRA member, we communicate with you for several reasons. Making sure your contact information in your membership profile is up to date and accurate will ensure that you hear about opportunities to engage in membership activities. Stay in the know, log-in to your member profile to review and, if needed, update your information.

Don’t miss out! Here are ways to get involved:

Participate in CIRA’s board of directors election. Learn more.
Mark your calendar to attend Canadians Connected. Learn when.
Watch our Member site for announcements on upcoming events. Bookmark it.

About the author
Julie Lépine

As the Manager of Membership Relations at CIRA, Julie manages the development, planning and delivery of CIRA’s membership and Member-related activities and engagement. She strives to create opportunities for Members and consumers, and partners to share, connect, and learn and get the most out of their relationship with CIRA.