.CA Domain Facts

Facts about Canadian Domain Names – .CA

.ca is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Canada. Registrants of .ca domains must meet Canadian Presence Requirements as defined by the registry. Examples of valid entities include:

  • a Canadian citizen of the age of majority,
  • a permanent resident of Canada,
  • a legally recognized Canadian organization, an Inuit, First Nation, Métis or other people indigenous to Canada,
  • an Indian Band as defined in the Indian Act of Canada,
  • a foreign resident of Canada that holds a registered Canadian trademark,
  • an executor, administrator or other legal representative of a person or organization that meets the requirements,
  • a division of the government,
  • Queen Elizabeth II in her capacity as head of state of CanadaRegistrants can either register domains at the second level (e.g. example.ca) or at the third level in one of the geographic second-level domains defined by the registry (e.g. example.ab.ca).

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