.CA

.CA is Canada's country code top-level domain (ccTLD), operated by the non-profit Canadian corporation, CIRA. In 2008, .ca hit it's milestone by registering it's millionth domain and fastforward to 2013, .ca brought in over 2.1 million domains. .CA is the fourth fastest growing extension and is ranked #1 for most viewed North American ccTLD. What's the secret to this popularity? Well, we have a couple hunches:

1) Canadians prefer using .ca compared to other big TLD's (like .com) for online transactions and browsing.
2) In a recent Ipsos Reid study it found that Canadians spend an average of 44hrs online per month. That's double the average world's citizen time online. 

Canadians take pride in their .canadian products and businesses, and a .ca domain makes it known online.  Registrants are required to meet a Canadian presence requirement to qualify. Please refer to the Domain Policy Section for more information on .ca .

IDN Registration Support: French Characters - û, à, ç, ë, and œ.

Registry: CIRA
TLD Type:  Country Code Top-Level Domain
Registry Introduction:  1987

WHOIS-Server:  whois.cira.ca
WHOIS-Updates:  5 minutes
Dispute Policy:  Rules

Features:

  • IDN capable:  YES
  • Restore capable:  Real-Time
  • Handle Updates:  Supported (partially)
  • Registration System:  Real-Time

Pricing:

Important dates related to .CA domain names. Please keep in mind that these schedules and periods are exact.

Schedules:

Registration Periods: 1Y,2Y,3Y,4Y,5Y,6Y,7Y,8Y,9Y,10Y
Add Grace Period: 0
Accounting Period:  -1d
Finalization Period:  44d
Failure Period:  44d
Payment Period:  -61d
Deletion Restorable Period: 30d
Deletion Hold Period:  7d
Explicit Renewals: YES
Renewal Periods: 1Y,2Y,3Y,4Y,5Y,6Y,7Y,8Y,9Y,10Y

Transfering in your .CA domain to HEXONET is easy.  Simply enter in the domain name in the search box above and select transfer on the results page.  Call or email HEXONET Sales for better pricing for bulk transfers, we would love to speak to you!

Registry Transfer Details:

Transferclass: PULL
Transfer Periods:  1Y
Transfer Authcode required: YES
Transfer Real-Time: YES
Transfer Pending Period:-
Transfer Expire Action: -
Transfer ACK by:NONE
Transfer NACK by: NONE
Transfer Lock:  YES
Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve): / REALTIME

HEXONET has thousands of resellers selling .CA domains to their own customers.  Become a reseller is easy and with some of the industry's best wholesale prices, reselling can be very profitable.  Some of the benefits of reselling with HEXONET:

FREE Signup and No Commitments

HEXONET is known for its straightforward and honest business policies.  No deposits needed. No minimum revenue required. No gimmicks. Simply, signup for FREE and get better wholesale pricing as you add more domains and services with us.

Wholesale Pricing 

Resellers start with excellent wholesale prices for all domains and services.  When a reseller reaches 100 domains with us, better wholesale prices kick in.  Reach a thousand (1000) domains and get some of the lowest prices industry wide.  If you plan on a bulk transfer of domains, call us first and we can work out better pricing before your transfer.

Reselling Your Way 

HEXONET offers resellers multiple way to connect and sell our services.  Many use our comprehesive web Control Panel.  Some use any one of our six APIs.  Still others use modules for WHMCS, AWBS, or PLESK.  Choose the one that best suites your business.

1. Do I need to be a citizen, resident or registered business in the specific country to register its ccTLD?

Some country-code-Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) registries are completely open to everyone.  Other ccTLD registries do require the registrant to be citizen, resident, business, or simply an address for the respective country. To register .CA domains, registrants MUST meet one of the following conditions:


  1. Canadian citizen. A Canadian citizen of the age of majority under the laws of the province or territory in Canada in which he or she resides or last resided;
  2. Permanent resident. A permanent resident as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, (Canada) S.C. 2001, c. 27, as amended from time to time, who is ordinarily resident in Canada (as defined below) and of the age of majority under the laws of the province or territory in Canada in which he or she resides or last resided;(amended June 5, 2003)
  3. Legal representative. An executor, administrator or other legal representative of a Person listed in paragraph (a) and (b) above;
  4. Corporation. A corporation under the laws of Canada or any province or territory of Canada;
  5. Trust. A trust established and subsisting under the laws of a province or territory of Canada, more than 66.6% of whose trustees meet one of the conditions set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) above;
  6. Partnership. A partnership, more than 66.6% of whose partners meet one of the conditions set out in paragraphs (a) to (e) above, which is registered as a partnership under the laws of any province or territory of Canada;
  7. Association. An unincorporated organization, association or club: (i) at least 80% of whose members: (A) are ordinarily resident in Canada (if such members are individuals); or (B) meet one of the conditions set out in paragraphs (a) to (f) above (if such members are not individuals); and (ii) at least 80% of whose directors, officers, employees, managers, administrators or other representatives are ordinarily resident in Canada;
  8. Trade union. A trade union which is recognized by a labour board under the laws of Canada or any province or territory of Canada and which has its head office in Canada;
  9. Political party. A political party registered under a relevant electoral law of Canada or any province or territory of Canada;
  10. Educational institution. Any of the following: (i) a university or college which is located in Canada and which is authorized or recognized as a university or college under an Act of the legislature of a province or territory of Canada; or (ii) a college, post-secondary school, vocational school, secondary school, pre-school or other school or educational institution which is located in Canada and which is recognized by the educational authorities of a province or territory of Canada or licensed under or maintained by an Act of Parliament of Canada or of the legislature of a province or territory of Canada;
  11. Library, Archive or Museum. An institution, whether or not incorporated, that: (i) is located in Canada; and (ii) is not established or conducted for profit or does not form part of, or is not administered or directly or indirectly controlled by, a body that is established or conducted for profit, in which is held and maintained a collection of documents and other materials that is open to the public or to researchers;
  12. Hospital. A hospital which is located in Canada and which is licensed, authorized or approved to operate as a hospital under an Act of the legislature of a province or territory of Canada;
  13. Her Majesty the Queen. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second and her successors;
  14. Indian band. Any Indian band as defined in the Indian Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-5, as amended from time to time, and any group of Indian bands;
  15. Aboriginal Peoples. Any Inuit, First Nation, Metis or other people indigenous to Canada, any individual belonging to any Inuit, First Nation, Metis or other people indigenous to Canada and any collectivity of such Aboriginal peoples;
  16. Government. Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, a province or a territory; an agent of Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, of a province or of a territory; a federal, provincial or territorial Crown corporation, government agency or government entity; or a regional, municipal or local area government;
  17. Trade-mark registered in Canada. A Person which does not meet any of the foregoing conditions, but which is the owner of a trade-mark which is the subject of a registration under the Trade-marks Act (Canada) R.S.C. 1985, c.T-13 as amended from time to time, but in this case such permission is limited to an application to register a .ca domain name consisting of or including the exact word component of that registered trade-mark; or
  18. Official marks. A Person which does not meet any of the foregoing conditions, but which is a Person intended to be protected by Subsection 9(1) of the Trade- Marks Act (Canada) at whose request the Registrar of Trade-marks has published notice of adoption of any badge, crest, emblem, official mark or other mark pursuant to Subsection 9(1), but in this case such permission is limited to an application to register a .ca domain name consisting of or including the exact word component of such badge, crest, emblem, official mark or other mark in respect of which such Person requested publications.

Please check the full set of requirements and information on .CAdomain on our wiki.  For more FAQs and information on .CA, please visit the HEXONET wiki.

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