.CA regulations summary:
Applicant must be based in Canada, or hold a Canadian trademark. Web Solutions also offer a proxy registration service through our Canadian based agent.
Annual domain fee: USD 175.00
Annual Local Presence/Trustee Service fee (if required): USD 0.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, free of charge.
.CA full regulations:
Applicant must be based in Canada, or hold a Canadian trademark. Canadian trademark holders do not need a local address, however trademark number have to be provided. Web Solutions also offer a proxy registration service through our Canadian based agent.
Simply order the domain, and select Local Presence Service at checkout.
Is local company in Canada required?
The domain owner must be based in Canada or have a Canadian trademark. If you have no Local Presence, you can use our Local Presence Service for Canada.
Is local admin contact in Canada required?
No, a local administrative contact in Canada is not required in order to register .CA domain names.
Are trademarks usable in Canada?
Trademarks are usable. However, the trademark must be fully registered in Canada.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) available?
French characters are available.
Offered IDN pattern include characters:
Are generic domains allowed for .CA?
In principle, you are free to choose a domain name. Some select domains are prohibited or reserved by the Canadian domain registry for technical, ethical or national considerations.
Applicant must verify that, to the best of his or her knowledge, registration or use of the name does not violate any third party's registered or unregistered rights to the domain name, and does not violate Canadian law.
How much time does it take to register .CA domain name?
Usually, it takes 1 day/s to register a .CA domain name in Canada. We will file the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot provide guarantees as we have no influence on the speed of the Canadian domain authority once the application has been filed.
What is the minimum of characters allowed for .CA domains?
It is not possible to apply for .CA domain names with less than 2 characters.
What is the maximum of characters allowed for .CA domains?
It is not possible to apply for .CA domain names with more than 59 characters.
Can I register more than one Canadian domain name?
Applicants may register an unlimited amount of Canadian .CA domain names.
Do I have to configure my DNS?
There is no need to configure your Domain Name Server in advance for .CA domain name.
Are there other domain extensions related to Canada?
Yes, there are more Canadian extensions available at Web Solutions. Some of them might not require local presence and may be unrestricted. Please check the available extensions for Canada below:
Trustee service for Canadian .CA domain names
Please note that the Trustee Service for Canada is offered free of charge!
If you have no local presence in Canada, but would like to register a .CA domain name, simply select Local Presence/Trustee Service during the order process.
If you opt to take advantage of our Local Presence/Trustee Service for Canadian domain names, Web Solutions itself, its local branch office or a local agent assigned by us will become the legal holders and administrative contacts of the relevant .CA domains.
Acceptable .CA domain types:
Domain names related to your company name, products, services and trademarks can all be registered via our Trustee Service for .CA domain names. If you are planning to register domains relating to gambling, chat, erotic content, advertising or similar name categories, such names must be pre-approved individually and may incur a higher service charge. Please email us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DNS choice for Canada:
All the .CA domain names may be hosted on your own name servers. If you specify no name servers, we will provide DNS for your Canadian domains free of charge.
User Certificate for Canadian Trustee domains:
As soon as the .CA domain names have been registered, we will forward to you a User Certificate which defines your rights and the terms under which we are providing the Trustee Service for Canada - including that you will be considered the rightful user of the domain names, with full authority to define technical settings and to manage the usage of the domain.
Web Solutions will be supplying the Local Presence/Trustee Service as is, and cannot guarantee against unforeseen interruptions or discontinuance of service. We can never be held responsible for any losses sustained by our clients, directly or indirectly, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such losses or damages.
Register the Canadian trademark!
There will always be risks involved with using a local presence or trustee service such as this. We strongly recommend that our clients strengthen the legal standing of their .CA domains, by registering matching trademarks in Canada.
No warehousing of Canadian .CA domain names with Trustee Service!
It is expressly not permitted to use our Trustee Service for .CA domain names for the purpose of purchasing and selling domain names. Exceptions may be made for certain generic type domain names, in which case an agreement must be made in writing between ourselves, prior to the registration of the domain name.
Dont spam using your .CA domain names with Trustee Service!
If you are planning to send out large amounts of emails from your CA domain with Trustee Service (over 50 recipients at once), you must inform us in advance and seek prior approval.
If you would like more information regarding Trustee Service for Canadian domain names, or would like to review a draft User Certificate, please contact our support team.
How to transfer domains to Web Solutions?
- Enter the domains you wish to have transferred to Web Solutions into the box
- Fill in your name and email address
- Press Confirm. A person from Web Solutions Support will contact you, in order to process the transfer request
- If you have Auth. Codes ready, include these. If not, you can send them later
- If possible and relevant, please unlock the domains, so they are ready for transfer