CIRA Member survey: Help shape our strategic direction (1 Viewing)

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Letter from CIRA:


We are currently in the process of developing our strategic plan for fiscal years 2026 to 2028. As part of this process, we are asking members (that's you!) for their input on the direction of the organization.

Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey by 5 p.m. ET June 18, 2024. Your answers will help shape our direction for the next three years.

Share your thoughts
 
What level of annual price increases on .CA renewals would you be comfortable paying:

a) 10%
b) 20%
c) 30%
d) 40%
e) all of the above
 
I’m sure they care about our answers. It’s pretty apparent by the questions they have no clue.
 
What level of annual price increases on .CA renewals would you be comfortable paying:

a) 10%
b) 20%
c) 30%
d) 40%
e) all of the above
Knowing who posted this, I assume this was NOT an actual question...
 
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What level of annual price increases on .CA renewals would you be comfortable paying:

a) 10%
b) 20%
c) 30%
d) 40%
e) all of the above
Don't remember seeing that. It's time to let CIRA know what we expect of them now than to complain when they announce the Net Good grant winners etc.
 
I just left a scathing survey response regarding CIRA's continued mandate creep and empire building. I think if the CEO and/or board members of CIRA want to build new products and services, they should form a new company, invest their own money in it and do it on a level playing field with the rest of Canada. Increasing fees from running their .CA monopoly to fund new products and services unrelated to their mandate is completely WRONG and unfair, not only to .CA domain owners, but to all the businesses that are in competition with CIRA. Their name is Canadian Internet Registration Authority. They were created to manage the .CA domain registry. Anything they do beyond that is wrong.

Just my honest opinion.
 
And I'd suggest if you feel the same way, answer the survey similarly!
 
I don't support any annual price increases. CIRA must cut their budgets, streamline operations, and stop giving out grants.
 
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I also made a strong point on their Net Good initiative and the survey is meant to gear everyone to support more of it and wasn't something that they were trying to get an opinion from current members. Glad that @rlm made it a platform to voice our reservations and reluctance to support those initiatives. I am all for doing good and keeping internet safe. But that was not the initial mandate of CIRA and that needs to be changed. As @rlm suggested, start a brand new company with exactly that in mind and we will support that move. Thanks for stepping up.
 
For me the STRATEGIC DIRECTION is pretty simple.

Use the funds to further .ca growth.

  • Advertise
  • Offer Incentives
  • Help launch small business platforms
  • Offer free web tools to .ca registrants
  • Keep a reserve for legal purposes
  • Invest in a physical head office space (real estate)
  • Invest in a fool proof backup structure
  • Commit to keeping prices in the $10 range

With all the profits the $10 registration should always remain the goal
 
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I also filled out the survey in a similar fashion but I really don’t believe it will make any difference. The fact they raised their prices on a whim shows how their main concern is generating profits for their other ideas. They don’t realize that when they increased the price by a whopping 10% that the registrars passed on that cost. In most cases I noticed the increase to be higher than 10%. So a $1 increase actually resulted in nearly a $2 increase from the registrars. I can’t blame them as they run a business but CIRA is allowing that to happen by increasing the prices.

I don’t want to know what the next 5 or 10 years brings but I envision more increases by CIRA to continue their endeavour in everything else but their CIRA mandate.
 
I don’t want to know what the next 5 or 10 years brings but I envision more increases by CIRA to continue their endeavour in everything else but their CIRA mandate.

Of course, because that's how you get those cool 'humanitarian awards' (from rich elites who've never known a truly poor person in their life). and get invited to all the big soirees and luxury boxes at sporting events.

If they actually concentrated on their jobs as stewards of the .CA ccTLD, rather than acting like they're the bast**** child of the Salvation Army and the United Way, what would they do with all their free time, not to mention the empty award shelves?
 

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