.ca Domain Names

.ca
Registry: CIRA
Origin: Canada
Creation date: 1987

Description: .CA is the official ccTLD of Canada

Whois: see http://whois.cira.ca
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Rules

.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 (new window)
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): no
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Subdomains: no

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.
For your first registration of a .CA domain name at Gandi, Gandi will send you an email with a link to the acceptation procedure of the Registrant Agreement (new window) and with your contact ID, you shall have to complete this procedure within 7 days, failing this your domain name will be not registered
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 (new window)
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
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