CIRA</a>, is the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, and runs the .ca top-level domain. I decided to try and buy it, but my normal registrars don't appear to have an easy form for TBR domains. I find one at the last minute and put in a request to purchase the TBR. Unfortunately, it got snapped up:
bowserj@volti:~$ whois g8-g20isu.ca
Domain name: g8-g20isu.ca
Domain status: registered
Creation date: 2011/01/26
Expiry date: 2012/01/26
Name: Maindomain.ca Inc.
% WHOIS look-up made at 2011-01-27 01:21:05 (GMT)
% Notice, available at http://www.cira.ca/legal-notice/?lang=en
% (c) 2010 Canadian Internet Registration Authority, (http://www.cira.ca/)
So, who is Maindomain Inc? It turns out that it's actually Momentus.ca, based in Ottawa, and that they run DomainsAtCost and Internic.ca, as well as other Internet properties. However, I don't see that this domain has been pointed back to the Government of Canada's site yet. I'm hoping that I get surprised and they had the same plans that I had for the domain (redirect to g20inquiry.org</a>, the CCLA's page on the G20</a>, or perhaps something more useful like the Toronto Community Mobilization Network</a>.) However, I think it will most likely be squatted. The fortunate thing about this is that at least the RCMP doesn't get it back!
So, these are the things that immediately pop into my head when writing up ATIPs. Of course, my knowledge of the tons of Quebec Anti-Capitalist groups is quite poor in comparison to English Canada, so I would ask for their information as well.
- The command structure of the G8-G20ISU. Who was their Bud Mercer???</li>
- All information regarding the investigation of the Southern Ontario Anarchist Network, the Toronto Community Mobilization Network, Common Cause Ontario, OCAP, NOII and other activist groups over the last two years</li>
- Information on the use of Electronic Warfare duing the G20, namely the use of Cell Phone Jamming Equipment</li>
Honestly, I think that the G8-G20 ISU has gotten away with very little scrutiny in comparison to its notorious Vancouver counterpart, and I would definitely like to see this changed. Once I'm done requesting all the info I can about Vancouver, I'll probably start on Toronto. However, since I'm not from Toronto, I probably won't be as meticulous about getting the information, and I won't be able to produce timelines corresponding certain files to certain events like I've been able to do with the V2010ISU files. However, the more info we can gather on Caanda's repression and criminalization of dissent, the better we can fight it and the better we can win, which is why I view these activities as important.