This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ca domain names.
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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.
Additional notes on a .ca transferThey 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.
|Authorization code required||yes|
|Method of confirmation||authcode|
|Registration period after transfer||extends|
|Average 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.|
Owner change (trade)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.
Other updateA 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.
DeleteTo 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.
Restore / reactivateA domain can be restored using a restore domain command at the supplier. The domain can be renewed for 30 days after expiring.
|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: