Why register a .CA domain name
- You’re a Canadian business selling to Canadian customers
A .CA domain name will immediately brand your website and business as 100% Canadian. Since the .CA has Canadian presence requirements, only Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and businesses can register a .CA. Moreover, Canadian consumers have a strong affinity towards .CA websites — 77% of Canadians say they prefer supporting Canadian businesses and 64% agree that Canadian businesses should have a .CA.
- You’re selling online to Canadians
Not only is the .CA domain viewed as safe, secure and trusted by Canadian Internet users, but research shows that Canadians are more likely to perform online transactions on .CA websites since they trust Canadian companies, know that they will be charged in Canadian dollars and that they won’t have
- to deal with additional taxes and duties for shipping across the border.
- SEO benefits in Canada
Your .CA domain name will tell search engines that your site is Canadian, meaning that it’s likely more relevant to searchers in Canada. Furthermore, since Canadians prefer .CA websites, they are more likely to click through on a .CA listing in a search result.
- The .COM is already taken
There are currently over 125 million .COMs registered worldwide. With only 2.5 million .CA domain names registered, it is far more likely that the domain name you want will be available in a .CA than in a .COM.
- .CA gives back
A portion of the proceeds of .CA registrations goes toward the Community Investment Program, which funds innovative projects that give back to Canadian communities. Just by registering a .CA, you’re helping build a better online Canada.