What is .CA domain?
.CA is the country code top level domain for Canada. It is the domain most preferred by business owners in Canada.
Second level domains are: .AB.CA, .BC.CA, .MB.CA, .NF.CA, .NL.CA, .NS.CA, .NT.CA, .NU.CA, .ON.CA, .PE.CA, .QC.CA, .SK.CA, and .YK.CA.
Who can register .CA domain names?
Registrants of .CA domain must pass the Canadian Presence Requirements(http://www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/Legal/Registrants/CPR.pdf).
What is the registration term for .CA domain names?
.CA domains license period is from one to 10 years.
What are the Requirements for .CA domain application?
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.
Canadian trademark holders do not need a local Canadian address; however trademark number needs to be provided.
How long should I expect before the domain name is visible online?
Registration of .CA domains takes from 24 to 48 hours.
What are the things I should know in choosing the .CA domain?
a. .CA domain names must be at least two characters long.
b. Domain names must start and end with a number or a letter.
c. Dash is not allowed at the beginning or end of domain names with a maximum of 50 characters.
d. A domain names must contain no space in between acceptable characters.
Who manages .CA domains?
.CA domains are managed by Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). Visit their website at www.cira.ca. CIRA is the body that serves as the national registry of .CA domain names. It also retains the ultimate discretion to reject or refuse any .CA domain application it deems not in conformity with its guidelines.
When can I renew my .CA domain?
Registrant may pay on or before the expiry date of the previous registration. Failure to pay renewal within 42 days after expiry date might entail an additional fee to enable renewal.
Registrant must request its Registrar of Record to submit a renewal request to CIRA. CIRA then validates and approves the request and later notifies the Registrant and the Registrar by email regarding the renewal.
What should be done when there is a dispute?
Dispute policy can be found at http://www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/Legal/Dispute/CDRPpolicy.pdf
a) Automatically renew for one year after expiry. Registrant may request its Registrar to send a request to CIRA to delete the Domain Name Registration. Registrar may only delete or suspend the Domain Name Registration during the Auto Renew Grace Period.
b) Have a 40-day grace period. Renewal of the .CA domain after the expiry without additional fee is allowed, however, domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires.
c) Redemption period for .CA domains is 30 days. Registrant may redeem the deleted domain name by requesting its Registrar to submit a request to CIRA. Renewal for .CA costs an additional US$ 150.00.
d) Domain Name Registration maybe deleted or suspended by CIRA in its sole discretion and at its sole option within 30 days of the registration. For a complete list of grounds for suspension or deletion and its effects to the Registrant, read Article 7 of the Registrant Agreement Version 2.0, October 12, 2010 http://www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/Legal/Registrants/registrantagreement.pdf.
e) Maybe requested for termination by Registrant provided he/she will give CIRA a 30-day notice. No refund of any fees is applicable in such event.