Web Hosting Canada (WHC) announced that in December of 2020, the company has become an ICANN accredited domain registrar. By becoming accredited with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the company becomes a registrar and can establish direct relationships with domain registries.
The accreditation also verifies that the company has:
- Solid finances to sustain its activities in the long run
- The staff and expertise to handle a domain name’s management throughout its entire lifecycle and provide assistance to clients throughout this process
- Redundant and secure systems to ensure maximum availability and adequately protect confidential client information
- The expert know-how to intervene when legal disputes or abuse incidents arise
WHC has become the 18th ICANN-accredited registrar in Canada and one of the only ICANN and CIRA-accredited providers. This makes WHC a more resilient partner and a go-to provider for bot local and international domain name needs. The company also stated that they are already working towards delivering the next set of features and improvements.