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.CA domains

Millions of people and businesses trust .CA to brand their website as Canadian online. Whether you're a small business, an aspiring entrepreneur, a local charity, or just a person with a great idea, here's why you should choose .CA for your domain name.

What can you do with a .CA?

A .CA domain name is a great place to bring your ideas to life online. The most obvious use for a .CA domain is to build and host a website, which can be done quickly and easily by registering it with a CIRA Certified Registrar.

If you're not quite ready to build a website, there are several other things you can do with your domain, such as creating your own customized .CA email address (i.e. yournamehere@ yourdomainhere.ca).

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.

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

.CA domain names are more likely to be available than a .com, giving you a better chance of getting the domain name you really want.

.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. CIRA Members help advance the internet in Canada and shape the direction of CIRA.

Tips for registering your .CA

New to registering domain names? Don't sweat it, registering a domain name is a lot easier than you 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.