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Domain Names & Websites

So you have a .CA domain name. What’s next?

If you want to develop a website, you have a few options.

To get a website up and running on the Internet, there are a couple of things you need to do.

  1. You need to find someone to host the website. Your Internet Service Provider may offer this service, or there are other options available
  2. If you do not need a high quality, professional looking website, there are website templates available. 
  3. If you have a small business, Google Canada provides a free, easy to use service called Canada Get Your Business Online. This service allows you to select a .CA web address and provides an easy to use template-based system for you to use in building your site.
  4. If your website is more complicated, you probably want to hire a professional website designer. CIRA developed a brief presentation titled Five Things to look for in a Web Designer to help you find the professional that suits your needs.

Do you already have a website? You can use your new domain name to redirect to your existing website.

If your new website is to help market your business or organization, you might also want to check out our section on using social media.