.ca domain name

Reserve your .ca domain name

The official extension of Canada

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$9.99 /year

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Included with your domain name

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DNS Management

Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.

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DNSSEC

Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).

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Protection against theft

Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.

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Easy Redirect

Redirect your domain name to a webpage of your choice.

Enter your domain names here (up to 20), with their associated extension. Please note that each domain name must appear on a separate line.

The life cycle of .ca

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Creating your .ca domain name

Individuals or organisations wishing to register a .ca domain name must meet the Canadian presence requirements (CPR).
Each owner must indicate the Canadian presence requirements (CPR) category that they fall under.
In addition, the owner must accept the holder registration agreement.
For more information you can refer to the CIRA policies for the Canadian presence requirements applicable to holders, available here.

Booking Period 1 year
Renewal Period 1 to 10 years
Delivery time Immediate
Domain size 3 to 63 characters
Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported Yes
Price $9.99 /year

.ca domain name renewal

Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:
Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.
Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.
Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com
Renew via your Control Panel
Price $14.99 /year

.ca domain name transfer

Time to complete the transfer 5 - 10 days
Price $9.99 /year

.ca domain name owner change

Price Free

.ca domain name reactivation

Redemption period 30 days
Reactivation by the owner
Price $15.49 /year

Buy a .ca Canadian domain name

Buying a .ca domain name lets you demonstrate that you have roots in Canada. Since localness is a key factor for Canadian users, the .ca extension is an excellent way to build a relationship of trust.

About the .ca extension

The .ca extension was created in 1987 by John Demco, co-founder of the Webnames.ca domain name registry. Its purpose was to allow people from Quebec to buy a Canadian domain name.

The extension is for everyone, both French- and English-speakers alike. The government has always wanted to demonstrate its multiculturalism, even in its choice of domain names.

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages all .ca extensions. CIRA validates purchases of Canadian domain names by providing an authorisation code for each new application.

Up until 2010, CIRA also registered sub-domains for Canadian provinces and territories, such as .qc.ca for Quebec and .mc.ca for Manitoba. Today, however, only the .ca extension remains. This is available to all profiles (blogs, Canadian registered trademarks, companies, etc.), provided that there is a proven link between the owner and the country of Canada.

Why choose a .ca extension?

A .ca domain name shows Canadian Internet users how important you consider the values of this beautiful country. In addition, proximity plays a crucial role in building a relationship of trust with its inhabitants.

According to a 2020 study by The Strategic Counsel, more than 7 in 10 Canadians prefer to support a brand or company from their own country. Buying a Canadian domain name is therefore a definite competitive advantage for all brands and e-commerce sites that want to set up shop.

The .ca extension also makes it easier to have your site appear on search engines in Canada - in any language.

Trust, proximity and visibility are three excellent reasons to buy a Canadian domain name for your website!