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Linking the Registrants and the Registry

.CA Registrars provide Registrants with a valuable service by facilitating the registration, transfer, renewal, and management of their .CA domains.

.CA Certified Registrars

.CA is Good for Registrar Business

Good for Business

Learn why .CA is an important domain for all Canadians and an opportunity for all Registrars. 

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Registrar Policies

Policies

Being a .CA Certified Registrar includes following a few policies to help ensure high quality services for all Canadians. 

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Full list of .CA Registrars

Registrar List

In addition to a customer-facing .CA Marketplace, CIRA maintains a full list of certified registrars.

Full list

Interested in Becoming a Registrar?

Benefits

Benefits

Benefits

The .CA domain name is a trusted Canadian brand that attracts new customers and helps our valued channel partners to retain them. Certified CIRA Registrars can participate in cooperative marketing programs, get access to enterprise-level support, and receive training on related services like DNSSEC, Registry Lock, and D-Zone. 

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Process

Process

Process

Becoming a .CA Registrar is simple. First, all .CA Registrars are required to have a Canadian presence, it is part of what makes .CA valuable to buyers. Second, read and understand the basic policies for serving the Canadian market.  Third, complete the Expression of Interest form. 

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Apply Now

Apply Now

Apply Now

To become a CIRA-certified .CA Registrar, complete the online Expression of Interest (EOI). Upon receipt of the completed EOI, CIRA will send an application package to you. Application fees apply.

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Need to Recertify?

CIRA requires Registrars to recertify on an annual basis. The Recertification Application process begins with CIRA sending a message to Registrars 60 days before the anniversary date. 

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Marketing your business

The .CA Marketplace is the hub for our media and advertising campaigns. It lets you spotlight your services, helps customers to find you and is one of several options to help you.

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