The .CA ccTLD is one of the first Top Level Domains established in the first years of the Internet. More than 1,9 million .CA domain names have been registered since 1987 when it was initially introduced. Its intended use is for entities based in Canada and Canadian residents. For this reason, it is suitable for companies and organizations established in the country, especially if their services and products are distributed only locally.


.CA Registration Requirements

For .CA registration are eligible for all Canadian-based businesses or organizations, Canadian citizens, but also trademarks that are registered in Canada by non-Canadian residents. CIRA is the non-profit Canadian organization that is responsible for the .CA domain name registry. Until 2010 CIRA allowed the registration of third-level domain names with .CA where the Second Level Domains are the provinces in the country (example: mysite.ab.ca for Alberta). This system proved inefficient and Third Level .CA domains can’t be currently registered.

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