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?
Host a website or build an online store
A website or online store is an obvious and powerful way to use your domain name.
Create your own .CA email address
Your .CA domain name can be used for personalized email addresses (like firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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.
Research shows that Canadian internet users prefer to visit and shop on .CA websites.
.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.
Avoid thatreallylongdomainname.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.
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!
.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.
Local Laundry is building a community through Canadian clothing, with the help of a .CA.
Ottawa's finest bagel shop, Kettleman's Bagel Co., uses .CA to connect with local customers.
How to redirect to a new .CA domain
We’ll show you two ways to make the move to .CA.
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Ready to get started?
See if your favourite domain name is available as a .CA.