Ottawa, ON – January 31, 2023 – CIRA is pleased to announce that Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX), a leading global SaaS platform to create, manage and grow an online presence now offers .CA domains. Canadian creators and small business owners can directly search and register their .CA domain in just a few clicks while building their own professional website on Wix.
With this partnership, Wix and CIRA are enabling Canadian businesses, organizations and creators to showcase their brand locally and grow their presence online with Wix.
By making the .CA website domain available on Wix, website creators across Canada have the chance to give back to Canadians. A portion of every .CA domain registered or renewed helps give back to initiatives that help improve Canada’s internet through CIRA’s Community Investment Program.
According to DataProvider, website builders account for over 40% of all websites thanks to their intuitive interfaces, business-friendly features and ease of use. CIRA’s goal is to meet Canadians where they are building their online presence. The ability and freedom to start and manage a website from any platform that matches their needs helps these creators focus on their business.
Canadian website creators can either purchase a .CA domain through Wix’s website, or connect a .CA domain they already own to their Wix site and manage it in an all-in-one package.
“This collaboration is a significant milestone for small businesses and creators across the country looking for more opportunities to share their work and ideas. Website builder platforms are continuing to build momentum in the marketplace and it’s CIRA’s priority to ensure that whenever Canadians are building their websites, a .CA is available to them.” — Richard Schreier, Director, Channel and Product for .CA by CIRA
CIRA manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. It also develops technologies and services—such as CIRA DNS Firewall and CIRA Canadian Shield—that help support its goal of building a better online Canada. The CIRA team operates one of the fastest-growing country code top-level domains (ccTLD), a high-performance global DNS network, and one of the world’s most advanced back-end registry solutions.