This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ca domain names.
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.ca domain registration↓
To register a .ca domainname a local presence is required. The owner, administrative and technical contact must match the Canadian Presence Requirements (CPR).
If the registrant is a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada, the owner and administrative contact must match.
If the registrant is a Corporation then the legal form must be mentioned in the name supplied as the owner contact.
After registering CIRA will send you a mail informing you to read and agree to the terms and conditions of the .ca domainname. Make sure to accept these terms within seven days of registering. Failure to accept the terms and conditions will result in the domain name being cancelled without a refund.
.ca domain transfer↓
A transfer can be started by our support team.
They will need the following information:
- Trademark (yes/no)
- Type owner (Citizen/organisation/government)
- Handle owner
- Handle administrative contact
- Handle technical contact
- Handle billing contact
Once the transfer has been started the domain name will automatically transfer after 7 days.
|Transfer authorization code required||yes|
|Method of confirmation||authcode|
|Registration period after transfer||extends|
|Transfer time||max 7 days|
|Advanced and simple transfers available||Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ca domains is available.|
.ca domain update and trade (owner change)↓
Update owner (trade)
Update other data
A change of ownership can be done by replacing the owner contact in the control panel. After saving the changes the change is processed realtime. It may take up to five minutes for the whois to update.
A change of contactdetails can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel. After saving the changes the domainname will be updated realtime. It may take up to five minutes for the whois to update.
.ca domain delete (expiration) and reactivation (restore)↓
Delete / expiration
Restore / reactivation
To cancel a .ca you will have to disable the autorenew. It is not possible to explicitly delete a .ca domainname during the current active period.
A domain can be restored using a restore domain command at the supplier. The domain can be renewed for 30 days after expiring.
.ca detailed TLD information↓
|Detailed extension information|
|Registration agreement||The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following: