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.CA domains

Millions of people and businesses trust .CA to brand their website as Canadian online. 

Whether you're running a local business, are an aspiring entrepreneur, or are just a person with a great idea, a .CA domain name is a great choice for your website.

What can you do with a .CA?

The most obvious use for a domain is to build and host a website or blog. But if you're not quite ready for that, there are several other things you can do with your domain, such as creating your own customized .CA email address (i.e. [email protected] yourdomainhere.ca).

Why choose a .CA domain name?

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.

Security

.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.

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.

User preference

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

Membership

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

Tips for registering your .CA Domain

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

Jump in and learn more about registering through a CIRA Certified Registrar, best practices for protecting your .CA and start your search for the perfect domain name.

A .CA domain identifies us with being proudly Canadian without us even having to say it. .CA has kind of an iconic quality to it. It’s kind of like throwing the maple leaf on your backpack.

Jordan Bamforth Creative Director, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. (beaus.ca)

When we started the business we purchased four domains and it didn't take long for us all to settle on the .CA as home. We feel that our brand is very much rooted in our place, and having a .CA domain name is aligned with our brand's vision. 

Ryan Lewis Director of Operations, Coast Ropes and Rescue (coastropes.ca)