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A .CA shows you're Canadian, eh.

A .CA domain tells your customers at a glance that… 

  • your business supports the Canadian economy  
  • you charge in Canadian dollars 
  • you pay and collect Canadian taxes 
  • shipping is cheap, easy and hassle free 
  • no border or customs issues

 

What can I do with a .CA?

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Host a website or build an online store 

A website or online store is an obvious and powerful way to use your domain name.

an email address that says "me@mynewidea.ca"

Create your own .CA email address

Your .CA domain name can be used for personalized email addresses (like tanya@mynewidea.ca)

.CA website forwarding to a social media profile.

Link your .CA to your social media profile 

You can forward your .CA domain to another online or social media profile, like Facebook, LinkedIn, or Etsy - anywhere you want.


I think a .CA will always be the number one domain for us partly because of the brand value that Canada has abroad; the quality that Canada brings, the brand recognition. I personally believe that a .CA has more brand appeal internationally than a .com does.

 

Connor Curran Founder and Chief Laundry Folder at locallaundry.ca


 

Why choose a .CA domain name?

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The Canadian connection

There is a Canadian presence requirement for individuals, organizations and businesses to register a .CA domain. It’s the only domain name extension that identifies a website as 100% Canadian.  

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User preference

Research shows that Canadian internet users prefer to visit and shop on .CA websites.

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Trust

.CA is an established top-level domain and recognized as a safe, secure and trusted resource for Canadians. CIRA has been managing the registry since 2000.

5 reasons why Canadians trust .CA domains
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Availability

Avoid thatreallylongdomainnane.com. You might have a better chance of getting the domain name you really want in a .CA.

.CA gives back

Proceeds from every .CA sold are reinvested directly into the Canadian internet community through the Community Investment Program.

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Membership

CIRA Members help advance the internet in Canada and shape the direction of CIRA. Membership is open to all .CA registrants.

Learn how to register your own .CA

New to registering domain names? Don't sweat it, registering a domain is a lot easier than you might think!

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.CA success stories

Learn more about how Canadian businesses have found success using a .CA domain

.CA helps businesses like My Custom Sports Chair show that their products are Canadian made.  

More about mycustomsportschair.ca

Local Laundry is building a community through Canadian clothing, with the help of a .CA.

More about locallaundry.ca

Ottawa's finest bagel shop, Kettleman's Bagel Co., uses .CA to connect with local customers. 

More about kettlemansbagels.ca

.CA resources

How to redirect to a new .CA domain

We’ll show you two ways to make the move to .CA.

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How to shop and buy Canadian

A guide to making Canadian purchases you can feel good about.

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How to market your local business as Canadian

Learn how to grow your Canadian business by investing in your online presence.

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.CA Small Business Gift Guide

The .CA team has thoughtfully curated a series of gift guides to help you shop Canadian.

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Ready to get started?

See if your favourite domain name is available as a .CA.