Only Canadians are allowed to purchase unique .ca domain names. A .ca domain ads credibility to your business by helping you connect to your Canadian identity. Most Canadians trust, visit, and shop on Canadian websites, giving you the advantage over international stores.
You can buy .biz, .buzz, .com or .net just to name four of the hundreds of extensions available, but .ca web addresses perform better in Canadian searches, where local customers can find you online. This does not mean though, that you are locked out of international search engines. This is important considering the fact that consumers shop from abroad for our high quality Canadian goods, like maple syrup and clothing.
CIRA is our Canadian Internet Registration Authority. They are non-profit and represent and develop our .ca registry. Every time you register a .ca domain, part of the proceeds go back to CIRA for projects that improve our internet system. Another benefit of CIRA, are the efforts put into building a stronger, accessible, safer internet for all Canadians. You can find them at: cira.ca
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