The .ca domain is the internet country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for the country of Canada. This domain extension is primarily used by individuals and businesses located in Canada or who serve Canadian industry or customers. The .ca Domain was created in 1987 for those in Canada to have a domain to call their own.
If you operate a website that is catering to Canadians in some way, whether you’re a business or a blogger about the latest cafes in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, you’ll want a .ca domain. Using a .ca domain for your website signifies to your audience that you are writing content tuned for their locale. Using a .ca domain to sell products & services is also advantageous when you are selling in Canadian dollars.
If your website is optimized for a Canadian audience, then the .ca domain is perfect for you. Using .ca for your content instills trust in your website from your Canadian audience that the content they are reading and/or interacting with is targeted towards their interests and locale. Remember, in Canada, residents likely aren’t using Google.com, they’re using Google.ca, and using .ca for your domain will help you rank higher on Google.ca as the content is related.
Don’t get complicated. An easy-to-remember domain is always best.
Stay true to your brand. Be distinct but choose a domain your audience will recognize.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. That perfect domain could be gone by tomorrow if you don’t grab it now.
Just because the internet is high-tech doesn’t mean your domain name should be.
Grab similar domain names to protect your brand: .net, .org, .co, or even .photo.
No. In order to register a .ca domain, you must meet the Canadian Presence Requirements, which are defined by the backend registry that handles the .ca extension, CIRA. According to these requirements, you must be a valid entity to register a .ca domain. These entities include: a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, of the age of majority a legally recognized Canadian organization an Inuit, First Nation, Métis or other people indigenous to Canada an Indian Band as defined in the Indian Act of Canada a foreign resident of Canada that holds a registered Canadian trademark an executor, administrator or other legal representative of a person or organization that meets the requirements a division of the government the monarch of Canada
You can register your .ca domain with ChemiCloud for 1,2,3 or 5 years. We offer these lengths to give you convenience when registering your domain.
At the request of the backend registrar for the .ca namespace, domain privacy is unavailable for this extension.