.CA Domain Names

.CA
Create or transfer your .ca from $13.84
  • Registry

    CIRA

  • Origin

    Canada

  • Creation date

    1987

  • Description

    .CA is the official ccTLD of Canada

  • Whois

    see http://whois.cira.ca

    (updated: 5 minutes)


.CA domains at Gandi.net

Price: see the .CA price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .CA domain names are open to persons connected to Canada according with the Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Subdomains: no
Whois protégé : yes, at the Registry level for individuals.
Individuals can contact our customer service department to request that their contact details be publically available in the WHOIS

Procedures

Registration: during the .CA registration procedure, some additional information is required. In any case you must indicate the full and exact legal name of the owner as owner contact
Contacts: administrative and technical contacts must be individuals
Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: dispute resolution policy, rules
Transfer (change of Registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar), that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited", that it does not expire soon, that it was created at least 60 days prior to the request and that the last transfer and owner change have been done since more than 60 days. The transfer must be confirmed by email. Upon successfully transferring a domain, the registration period is extended by one year
Change of Ownership: requires Gandi's owner change form and accompanying proofs of ID, the new owner must have accepted the Registrant Agreement according to the same procedure for a registration
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
Registration period10 years max. Register a .ca
Renewal period9 years max. Renew a .ca
Late renewal period
(domain suspended)
45 days
Restoration period30 days Restore a .ca
Period before release
(Pending Delete)
7 days
Minimum period before a transfer60 days Transfer a .ca

Gandi provides you with special rates depending on the total volume of purchases that you have made with us over the past 12 months. For example:

  • If you manage 40 domains or less (at $15 USD each), our A rates apply, and include Gandi's full range of services
  • For resellers or key clients with over 40 domains, B through E rates are available, depending on the volume of your purchase. These rates may save you up to 50% off our normal rates (example: $8.80 per year for a .com at E rates).

If you have more questions about our rates and billing options, please check our documentation.

Search by currency and prices

Registration price/year 1 to 10 years $13.84
Renew price/year 1 to 9 years $13.84
Transfer 1 year $11.24
Owner change 1 year $7.50
Restore (more info) 1 year $14.70
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