.ca domain registration requirements

Canada is represented by the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .ca

It is the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) that regulates .ca domain names. It is required that anyone registering for a .ca domain meet a number of Canadian Presence Requirements (CPR) in order to ensure that the site is 100% Canadian.

If you are a Canadian citizen living outside of Canada, you can register a .ca domain by providing your current address, wherever that may be. If the .ca registry needs to contact you, registrants with addresses outside of Canada are required to provide an up-to-date email address.

Canadian Presence Requirements, or CPR, are enforced by CIRA. Every registrant must select one of eighteen categories in order to demonstrate their connection to Canada. You may find more information about Registrant Information Validation (RIV) by visiting What is Registrant Information Validation (RIV)?

In accordance with CIRA, you have two options for registering a .ca domain name. When using the domain name for purposes such as blogging or creating a web store, select Individual. Please select Organization if you are a legally registered Canadian company.

Register your .ca domain from our domain registration page.

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