What are .ca domain names?
A .ca domain is the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for individuals and organizations located in Canada. It can help you make a connection with citizens of this North American nation noted for a strong economy, scenic wonder and national pride. Nothing says Canada like an email address and website with a .ca domain extension. So who’s a good candidate for a .ca domain?
- Businesses. Speak directly to Canadians with a domain name they recognize and trust. Or protect your brand by registering the .ca version of your .com
- Individuals. Create a custom email address or launch a website with a Canadian flair.
- Non-profit organizations. Reach out with a website address that associates your organization with Canadian values.
- French-language sites. Talk to customers in their native language with a French IDN for .ca
When you’re setting up an online presence, one of the most important things for success is establishing a connection with your target audience. And if that audience lives in Canada, register .ca to connect yourself to the place they call home.
Who’s eligible to register .ca?
Canadian citizens Permanent residents Legal representatives Corporations Trusts Partnerships Associations Political parties
Educational institutions Libraries Archives or museums Indigenous peoples Governments Trademarks registered in Canada Official marks Hospitals
Learn how to register a .ca domain.
As you register .ca, remember there’s a unique process that reflects the geographic requirements that we explain below. We make it easy, but if you need help just give us a call at (02) 8042 8920 and let one of our friendly web pros walk you through the whole thing:
- Check the availability of the .ca domain name you want by typing it into the domain search box above.
- Select a domain name from the available options.
- Specify your preferred language, registrant name and legal type. Read and accept the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) agreement.
- Complete your purchase, and then we’ll finalize your registration.
- If you didn't accept the CIRA agreement during registration, you'll receive an email directing you to cira.ca where you will validate your registrant information (new registrants only).
- Once your account is approved by CIRA, you can log in to your GoDaddy account to use your new .ca domain name.
All set? Nice work. You’re well on your way toward setting up a web presence that targets the millions of people who live and work in Canada.