The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) issued a press release today, noting that last month saw 54,129 .ca domain names registered, an increase of 38% over the same time last year, and the largest monthly number in the .ca registry’s 20-year history.

An informal survey of registrants found found that 40% were creating a new business website, 15% were building an e-commerce website, and 17% per cent were creating a personal website.