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A .CA shows you’re
Canadian, eh.

A .CA domain tells your customers that… 

  • your business supports the Canadian economy  
  • you charge in Canadian dollars 
  • you pay and collect Canadian taxes 
  • shipping is cheap, easy and hassle free 
  • no border or customs issues

What can I do with a .CA?

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Host a website or build an online store

A website or online store is an obvious and powerful way to use your domain name.

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Create your own .CA email address

Your .CA domain name can be used for personalized email addresses (like [email protected])

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Link your .CA to your social media profile

You can forward your .CA domain to another online or social media profile, like Facebook, LinkedIn, or Etsy – anywhere you want.


Other things you can do with your domain

Why choose a .CA domain name?



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The Canadian connection

There is a Canadian presence requirement for individuals, organizations and businesses to register a .CA domain. It’s the only domain name extension that identifies a website as 100% Canadian.


User preference

85% of Canadians prefer to be on a .CA domain than a .com when supporting local businesses.*

*Research conducted in 2022 by the Strategic Counsel

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.CA is an established top-level domain and recognized as a safe, secure and trusted resource for Canadians. CIRA has been managing the registry since 2000.

5 reasons why Canadians trust .CA domains

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Avoid You might have a better chance of getting the domain name you really want in a .CA.

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.CA gives back

Proceeds from every .CA sold are reinvested directly into the Canadian internet community through the Net Good program.



CIRA Members help advance the internet in Canada and shape the direction of CIRA. Membership is open to all .CA registrants.


Learn how to
register your own .CA

New to registering domain names? Don’t sweat it, registering a domain is a lot easier than you might think!

Get started

See if your favourite domain name is available as a .CA.