What domain extension is this?

.CA is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Canada.

What are the requirements & restrictions for this domain extension?

Special requirement/restrictions for a .CA domain name are as follow:

  • Registrant, Admin contact and Technical contact must either be an individual or legal entity with a valid Canadian postal address.
  • Registrant with a trademark registered in Canada can also apply for a .CA domain.
  • Organizational registration number / personal identification number / trademark number is required during registration.

The registration for .CA domain name is process manually and requires at least 3-5 working days. WebNIC currently offer .CA.

What kind of domain extension does WebNIC offer?

WebNIC currently only offer .CA

What document is required for this domain extension?


What is the length limitation for this domain extension?

Minimum 2 / Maximum 50 characters.

What is the terms of registration?

1 to 10 years.

According to the registry’s rules, a .CA domain will be deleted and dropped into Redemption Grace Period 5 days prior to the expiry date on the WHOIS record. Therefore, partners are advised to refer the domain expiration date from the partner central.

Can I delete a domain after registered?

A .CA domain is not allowed to be deleted once registered.

What is the terms of renewal?

1 to 10 years.

How does the Domain Life Cycle work for this domain extension?

After a .CA domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:

45 days
Renewal Grace
30 days
Redemption Grace Period
Pending Delete

If partners did not renew or restore the domain name, it will be released for public re-registration approximately 30 days from the domain expiration date. Please note that domain re-registration is on first-come, first-serve basis.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain registrar under this domain extension?

Due to registrar transfer function for .CA has yet launch. We will notify partners once this function is ready.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain reseller under this domain extension?

Partners are allowed to initiate reseller transfer for .CA domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

Please refer to Reseller Transfer for more detail information

Does WebNIC provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for this domain extension?

Yes. WebNIC provide IDN.CA domain name.
Reseller can refer to reseller panel register domain to find out what language is providing.