How do I start a .ca website?

Once you have registered your .ca domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.

A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.

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What is a .ca domain?

When searching online, Canadian internet users expect to see website addresses with .CA domain names. Whether you are a Canadian local, a small business owner, a construction manager, a software engineer, or just someone who appreciates hockey and freshwater, a .CA domain name is for you! With a .CA domain name you will rank higher in local search results and in the hearts of the locals.

Show your connection to the Canadian culture and commitment to providing the best internet experience in Canada with .CA domain. A .CA domain name is short, professional and memorable helping your website stand out in a sea of content online. Canadians are known for many things such as being the friendliest and most apologetic people in the world and Canada similarly has many great qualities such as being a popular backdrop for Hollywood films, having some of the cleanest air on the planet, and ski country.

Protecting your brand is as important as growing it. Registering your brand name in Canada is one of the best preventative measures you can take to secure your trademark and combat copyright infringement. Your domain name is your brand and your brand is you! Register your perfect .CA domain name before someone else does.

How do I buy a .ca domain?

To purchase your .ca domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.

101domain has been providing registration services in Canada for over a decade, and is the recognized leader in international domain registrations.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because Country Code domains are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the Canadian registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I transfer a .ca domain?

Transferring your .ca domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.

Every .ca domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.

Starting @ 13.99 USD / yr

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FAQs for .ca

.ca domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .ca during general availability is 2 Days.
.ca Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 50 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.ca); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.ca).
DNSSEC is available for .ca domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .ca domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .ca extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .ca domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
Yes, the .CA registry has privacy protection options which can be used to limit the personal information available through the WHOIS System. For Registrants who are individuals (e.g. as opposed to organizations), the privacy protection options are turned on by default, and only limited personal information is available to third parties when they search the WHOIS system for a Domain Name that you have registered. If you turn your privacy protection option off, more of your personal information will be available through the WHOIS system. Your privacy protections can be changed by contacting 101domain. If you are an organization, the information that will be made available through the WHOIS system will be the same as an individual Registrant with their privacy protection turned OFF.
After the expiration of .CA domain there is a "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $300.00 USD. It is important to renew the domain in advance in order to avoid the redemption fee.

Domain Requirements for .ca

Individuals of Canadian nationality or permanent residence must provide accurate name, address, phone in Canada.

Corporations should provide exact name as registered in Canada, address, phone. Non-profit organizations should provide their registration number.

Canadian trademark holders do not need a local Canadian address, however trademark number needs to be provided.

Provinces, territories, cities and any other names under CIRA's sole discretion. See FAQs for complete restrictions.

How do I renew a .ca domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.

Starting @ 27.49 USD / yr

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Is .ca domain available in other languages?

Yes, the .ca domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.

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