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The .CA Domain

Registered Domains
.CA is the
most popular ccTLD in North America
The main Language used
Register .CA as
Domain For
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1987

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .ca websites

Global 60.
Global 502.
Global 524.
Global 652.

About .ca

What is .ca?

The .ca domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Canada.
Canada with its estimated population of 35,002,447, ranks as the 3rd most populous country in North America. Currently .ca is the 1st most favored ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in North America. There are more than 1,989,597 .ca domains. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .ca domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ca ccTLD (country code top-level domain) is active since 1987.

Who can register .ca domain?

The .ca domain can be registered by companies and individuals.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ca extension?

A .ca domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Canada. In Canada the official language is English. English is the 1st most used website language in the world. A website with a .ca extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

When choosing a web name you should remember these criterias:
A .ca web name can have alphabets, numbers and dashes "-" or any of these combinations.
A web name may begin with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain name cannot start or end with hyphens. A .ca web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
The minimum length of a web name under the top level domain .ca is 2 characters, the maximum length is 50 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your name doesn’t follow the above restrictions.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ca domain name registration interval: 1-10 years registration are approved at a time.