Select a category below to get information about price, terms and restrictions, registration details, privacy protection, and more for .ca domains.
|Yearly registration||$12 USD||Buy a domain|
|Fee to restore an expired or deleted domain||$80 USD||Restore a domain|
Terms & restrictions
|Terms & restrictions||Details||Learn more|
|Registrar of record||Tucows.com Co||Understand your registrar of record|
|Registry||The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)||About registries|
|ccTLD||Yes - Canada||Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) are generally used or reserved for a country, sovereign state, or dependent territory.|
Must have presence in Canada.
|Registration information||Details||Learn more|
|Maximum registration period||10 years||This is the maximum number of years that you can manually add to your domain registration.|
|Transfer purchase requirement||One year||About domain transfers to Google Domains|
|Transfer authorization required||No||This indicates if the current registrant requires authorization to complete a transfer. If so, the current registrant receives a verification email.|
|Auto-renew timing versus Expiration date||15 days before||If you have auto-renew enabled, this is the number of days before or after your registration expires that Google Domains processes an auto-renew payment.|
|Auto-renew grace period||Zero days||When you enable auto-renew, this is the number of days after your registration expires that you have to update your payment method until your service is disrupted.|
|Expiration disruption period||Zero days||If you don't have auto-renew enabled and your registration expires, you have a certain number of days before your service is disrupted.|
|Renewal grace period||40 days||
When your domain expires, you have a certain number of days to renew the domain for another year.For more details about price, go to the price section above.
|Restoration grace period||30 days||
After the renewal grace period, you have a certain number of days to restore the domain for another year. After that time, it becomes available to the public for registration.For more details about price, go to the price section above.
|Availability wait period||35 days||When a domain is deleted, you must wait a certain number of days before the domain is available to the public for registration.|
|Privacy information||Details||Learn more|
|Privacy protection allowed||Privacy protection is only available for Aboriginal Peoples indigenous to Canada, Canadian Citizens, Legal Representatives of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and Permanent Residents of Canada.||About privacy protection|
Domain name system (DNS) information
|DNS information||Details||Learn more|
|Domain name supports non-ascii characters (for example, À, É, Î, or グ)||No||IANA Repository of IDN Practices|
|Number of characters in a domain name||2-63||The domain name characters can be letters, numbers, or a combination of both. The character length applies only to the domain name, and doesn’t include the domain ending, such as .com or .net.|
|Number of name servers||2-13||Manage domain name servers|
|Supports Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)||Yes||Setting up DNSSEC|