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Why register a .ca domain name?

  • It's a great way to show that your business is in Canada.

    Build trust and grow your Canadian customer base with a domain name they recognize.

  • It's a great addition to your domains portfolio.

    Already have a domain for your business? Grow your website's reach and protect your brand in Canada.

  • It's a good way to look like a legitimate business.

    Create a custom email address that shows your Canadian .CA domain name for a good first impression.

Special Requirements for .ca Domain Names

Who can register .CA domains?

You can register .CA domains as a Canadian individual or representative of a business or other organisation located in Canada. The Canadian registry CIRA manages the official list of eligible entities, the most common of which are listed below:

  • Individuals:
  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents
  • Legal representatives
  • Aboriginal Peoples (e.g. any Inuit, First Nation, Metis or other people indigenous to Canada)
  • Non-individuals:
  • Corporations
  • Trusts
  • Partnerships
  • Associations
  • Educational institutions
  • Libraries, Archives, Museums
  • Hospitals
  • Trade-marks registered in Canada

FREE WHOIS Privacy for individuals!

At DreamHost, we care about your privacy, and we’re happy that CIRA does too! CIRA hides all personal information by default for Canadian citizens and other individuals, for free! Please note that CIRA does not extend this policy to non-individual domains such as corporations or trusts. CIRA’s Privacy Policy allows for a written request to withhold the personal information of non-individual Registrants based on certain requirements, described further in the policy’s “WHOIS Information” section.

How to register a .CA domain.

There’s a process unique to .ca domains that reflects geographic requirements that we explain below. It’s super fast and easy!

  1. Review the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) agreement.
  2. Signup for a DreamHost account and complete your purchase.
  3. You'll receive an email with a link to provide more information specific to .ca domains.
  4. Specify your Admin/Tech contact name, your preference to hide or display your Registrant information (if you are an individual), your preference for English or French for registrant communications and your category of Canadian registrant.

Why register your .ca name at DreamHost?

We'll provide you with features that other companies don't.

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FREE SSL Certificate

We provide all web hosting customers FREE SSL/TLS secure certificates for peace of mind.

Flexible Autorenewals

Set your autorenew preferences to "yes", "no"" or "ask me" to receive renewal notices on a regular basis.

DNS Management

Easily update your name server info along with your MX, CNAME and other records.

Free Subdomains Included

Create as many subdomains ( as you want to customize your site.

24/7 Expert Help

DreamHost’s award-winning support team is just a few clicks away 24/7!

Free Custom Nameservers

Create professional-looking "vanity" nameservers ( branded with your domain.

Domain Forwarding

You have full control to forward your domain to any existing website.

Optional Domain Locking

Protect your domain from unauthorized transfer requests or scammers.

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