We posted earlier today about the launch of the new .CA registry and how they will be “freezing” several transaction types in the run-up to the launch. (Yes, CIRA is doing a “flash-cut”, we wish them well).
Once the new system is up and running, easyDNS members needs to be aware of the following with respect to the new easyDNS interface vs. the old one.
- DNS, URL Forwarding and email forwarding will continue to work on .CA’s regardless of which system they are on.
- You will no longer be able to register new .ca domains on the old system or transfer .CA domains into the old easyDNS system.
- Any domain operations requiring us to interface with the new .CA Registry will require that the domain be on the new easyDNS member interface. This means things like changing the whois record, or the nameserver delegation. If you’re in a pinch and can’t port the domain over for some reason, open a ticket to support and we’ll take care of it. But in general, move these domains to the new system to be able to edit their registry components (this will also mean you will finally get a “normal” whois editor for .CA and be able to change a domain registrant without the teeth-pulling red-tape).
- Domain Renewals will continue to be supported on the old system. So if you remit payment on a renewal invoice on the old easyDNS system, the domain will be renewed from the old system without having to port to the new system. This is the only functionality we backported to the old easyDNS system.
We encourage any users still running their .CA domains on the old easyDNS platform to migrate to the new system in order to reap the benefits. By the time you put a .ca domain on the new CIRA registry platform onto the new easyDNS platform you’ll no longer pull your hair and gnash your teeth wondering if .CA was deliberately designed to be difficult. They’ll be as painless to manage as any “normal” domain.