Applicant must be located in Canada, or own a Canadian trademark. EuropeID also provide a proxy registration service via our Canadian based agent.
Annual domain charge: EUR 160.00 Annual Local Presence/Trustee Service charge (if applicable): EUR 0.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, at no additional cost.
Full regulations for .CA
Applicant must be located in Canada, or own a Canadian trademark. Canadian trademark owners do not need a local address, however trademark number needs to be supplied. EuropeID also provide a proxy registration service via our Canadian based agent.
Simply order the domain name, and choose Local Presence Service at checkout.
FAQ for domain names in .CA and Canada
Is local company in Canada required?
The domain holder must be located in Canada or hold a Canadian trademark. If you do not have Local Presence, you can opt for our Local Presence Service for Canada.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Canada?
No, it is not necessary to have a local administrative contact in Canada to register a .CA domain name.
Are trademarks applicable in Canada?
Trademarks are applicable. However, the trademark must be entirely registered in Canada.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
French alphabetic characters are available.
The following characters are included in the IDN pattern offered: [éëêèâàæôœùûüçîïÿ]
Are generic domains available for .CA domains?
In essence, you may choose any domain name. However, some select domain names are prohibited or reserved by the Canadian domain authority for technical, ethical or national considerations.
Applicant must verify that, to the best of their knowledge, registration or use of the domain name does not breach any third party's registered or unregistered rights to the domain name, and is not in violation of Canadian law.
How long does it take to register a .CA domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 1 day to register a .CA domain in Canada. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Canadian domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .CA domain name can consist of?
Applications for .CA domain names with less than 2 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .CA domain name can consist of?
Applications for .CA domain names with more than 59 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Canadian domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of Canadian .CA domain names.
Do I have to configure my DNS in advance?
You do not have to configure your Domain Name Server ahead of time for .CA domains.
Are there other TLDs related to Canada available?
Yes, there are other Canadian domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Canada below:
Please notice that the Proxy Service for Canada is offered at no charge! If you have no local representation in Canada, but wish to register a .CA domain name, simply select Local Presence/Proxy Service while placing your order.
If you choose to take advantage of our Local Presence/Proxy Service for Canadian domains, EuropeID itself, our local branch office or a local representative designated by us will become the legal holders and administrative contacts of the pertinent .CA domains.
Acceptable types of .CA domain:
Domain names associated with your company name, products, services and trademarks can all be registered through our Proxy Service for .CA domain names. If you are seeking to register domains relating to gambling, erotic content, chat, advertising or similar name categories, such domain names must be pre-approved on an individual basis and may incur a higher service charge. Please contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DNS choice for Canada:
All the domain names within .CA may be hosted on your own name servers. If you do not specify anyname servers, we will provide DNS for your Canadian domain names free of charge.
User Certificate for Canadian Proxy domains:
Upon the registration of the .CA domain names, we will forward to you a User Certificate which describes your rights and the terms under which we are providing the Proxy Service for Canada - including that you will be regarded the legitimate user of the domain names, with full authority to specify technical settings and to control the usage of the domain.
EuropeID will be providing the Local Presence/Proxy Service as is, and cannot guarantee against unforeseen interference or discontinuance of service. We cannot be held responsible for any losses sustained by our clients, whether directly or indirectly, even if we have been notified of the possibility of such losses or damages.
Register the Canadian trademark!
There may always be risks involved with using a local presence or proxy service such as this. We strongly advise that our clients reinforce the legal standing of their .CA domain names, by registering matching trademarks in Canada.
Warehousing of Canadian .CA domain names with Proxy Service is not allowed!
It is expressly not permitted to use our Proxy Service for .CA domain names for the purpose of trading domain names. Certain generic type domain names can be considered as exceptions, in which case an agreement must be made in a written form between ourselves, prior to the registration of the domain name.
Spamming using your .CA domain names with Proxy Service is not permitted!
If you are planning to send out massive amounts of e-mails from your .CA domain with Proxy Service (over 50 recipients at once), you must notify us in advance and seek prior approval.
If you need more information concerning Proxy Service for Canadian domain names, or wish to review a draft User Certificate, please get in touch with our support team.
How to transfer domain names to EuropeID?
List the domains you wish to have transferred to EuropeID into the box
Enter your name and email address
Press Send. A representative from EuropeID Support will contact you in order to process the domain transfer request
If you have Authorisation Codes ready, include these. If not, you can provide them later
If possible and relevant, please unlock the domains, so they are ready for transfer