.Ca Domain Name Registration, Free Transfer - Navicosoft

Find your .ca Domain

For Canadian businesses and citizens
The .ca domain extension is specifically for our Canadian customers, and Navicosoft is the place to shop for low-priced .ca domains.

Why you need a .ca domain

Most Canadians think of .com websites as American, and the majority of Canadians prefer .ca for online shopping. There’s no better way to build your Canadian brand online than with a .ca domain. Also, .ca is perfect for Canadian organizations who want to increase visibility; many a Canadian business has chosen to protect their brand and expand their reach by purchasing both a .com and a .ca domain. The Canadian government uses .ca, giving this domain undeniable credibility.

A .ca web address tells the world you’re based in Canada. This helps you speak directly to your Canadian customers, earning you special consideration that a .com or .biz address can’t provide.

Who can buy a .ca domain?

The .ca extension is the country code TLD (top-level domain) for Canada. It is open to individuals, organizations and companies. But .ca can be purchased only by Canadian citizens, businesses, organizations, non-profits and community groups. You must be located in Canada to qualify for the .ca domain.

This TLD is managed by CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Simply search for your desired domain name. If it’s available and you meet CIRA’s requirements, you can then continue the order process and complete your Canadian domain name registration.

Secure your .ca domain name today!

At Navicosoft, every domain registration comes with these valuable FREE extras: Email and URL forwarding, reliable DNS servers, advanced security features and customized page parking. Add credibility and authority to your Canadian website with a .ca extension from Navicosoft today.

Restrictions

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except as the first or last characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Features Availability
Registration length 1 – 10 years
Renewal length 1 – 10 years
Transfers to ✓ (See below section on Transfer Exceptions)
Transfers away ✓ (See below section on Transfer Exceptions)
DBP Private Registration ✓ (See below section on Private and Protected Registration)
Protected Registration ✓ (See below section on Private and Protected Registration)
Backorders
Bulk Registration
Account change
Contact updates ✓ (Domain must be unlocked)
IDN Characters é, ë, ê, è, â, à, æ, ô, œ, ù, û, ü, ç, î, ï and ÿ

CIRA periodically audits domain names to ensure they conform to eligibility requirements. If CIRA cannot confirm the new registrant’s eligibility status, CIRA might request information from us to prove your eligibility. You must send us the requested information within the specified time frame to avoid deactivation of your .ca domain names. Do not send the information directly to CIRA.

Who can register .ca domains?

Contact the Support@navicosoft.com to Registering a .CA domain for details about who can register .ca domains and how.

Transfer Exceptions

  • When a domain transfer takes place, it must be initiated for every variant (IDN) of that .ca domain name. If all variants are not transferred, the transfer will fail.
  • On the Pending Transfers page in the Domain Manager, your administrative contact’s email address displays as nocontactsfound@secureserver.net because we cannot access your Whois contact information.
  • We normally send the transaction IDs to the administrative contact’s email address. For .ca transfers, we send them to the email address on file in your account with us.
  • Transfers normally take five to seven days from the time you authorize them. However, a .ca transfer goes through immediately after you enter the transaction ID, security code, and authorization code, and then click Finish.

If the domain name expired, you have 30 days from the expiration date to transfer it to us. To transfer a .ca domain name to us within that 30-day expiration grace period, contact our Support department for assistance.

Private and Protected Registration

CIRA automatically applies its own private registration to new .ca domain names. Specifically, CIRA limits the personal information that displays in the Whois database for the following legal types:

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents
  • Legal representatives
  • Aboriginal persons

If you registered a .ca domain name as an individual registrant, you can contact our support department to cancel or re-add private registration.

Renewals

CIRA automatically renews .ca domain names on their expiration dates. If you do not pay for the renewal within 42 days of the expiration date, you can attempt to recover your .ca domain name, and there might be a fee to do so.

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