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What's in a (domain) name?

Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a storyteller, or just a person with a great idea, a domain name is the online identity for your website. Choosing a domain name that is memorable and that reflects your brand gives your website credibility and can help attract more visitors.

Why choose .CA?

.CA represents Canada

Only individuals, businesses and organizations with a Canadian presence can get a .CA domain, so visitors will know automatically that your website is proudly Canadian.

.CA gives back to Canada

A portion of every .CA domain name goes back into Canada’s internet community through CIRA's Community Investment Program.

.CA is preferred by Canadians

83% of Canadian internet users prefer shopping on a site that has a .CA domain name. (Source: Canada’s Internet Factbook).

2.8 million

.CA domain names and counting



Need more information before registering?

Domain names are all around us—in the address bar of your browser, called out at the end of a T.V. commercial, painted on the side of a truck. But if this is your first time registering a domain name, you've probably never given them much thought before and might need some help getting started.

We've created a few helpful resources that walk you through the process of finding a domain name you'll love.

You've got this!