With over 2.4 million .CAs currently under management, we’ve come across a lot of different reasons why people have chosen .CA for their website.
We’ve interviewed many Canadian entrepreneurs, and have worked with partners like StartUp Canada to share stories about innovative startups bringing their businesses online and the benefits they've experienced from choosing .CA over other domain name extensions.
Here are a few reasons why the businesses recently featured .CA success stories chose .CA:
1) To showcase their Canadian identity
In addition to selling their products through retail, Manitobah Mukluks has shipped over 45,000 orders through their online store since it launched.
2) To act as a digital elevator pitch
Marg has been bringing inspiring and original art into homes, schools, businesses and communities with customized murals and decorative painting for over 20 years. She creates unique and personalized works of art throughout Ontario and the United States. Marg’s domain name is to-the-point and easy to remember, helping attract more visitors to her website.
3) To be recognizable to their target audience
RateHub is an online service that allows Canadians make better financial decisions by providing tools that compare mortgage rates (and more!). RateHub.com redirects to RateHub.ca, which allows the company to capture leads through different domains while maintaining their Canadian image.
4) To be easily remembered
With their web address being elevateyoga.ca, it doesn’t get much more simple than that. These local entrepreneurs believe that establishing a strong online presence was important for the success of their business.
5) To capture the Canadian spirit of their business
After travelling throughout Asia, Africa and South America, Jeremy Byrant and Andrew Hall were disturbed by the hunger they observed. When they returned back home, they realized that it is not just third-world countries affected by hunger and wanted to address the issue. They started up Mealshare to help those in need in the local community.