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.CA Domain Name Rules/Requirements

 

The following policies are applicable for .CA domain names:

  • Registering a .CA domain name requires the Registrant to contract with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and agree to the latest version of CIRA’s Registrant Agreement.

  • DNSClub provides 2nd Level Domain Registration services under .CA.

  • Accented character usage is supported in the case of creating/editing the following fields in .CA Contacts:

    • Name

    • Company Name

    • Address

    • City

    • State

      Note
      • All UTF-8 characters are supported in the above-mentioned fields. 1

      • The State fields will accept Accented characters only if the Country is not in the United States or Canada.

  • .CA domain names do not support Privacy Protection feature.

    However, a .CA Registrant who has indicated that he/she is an Individual has the option to hide their Contact Details in the Whois Lookup results of their .CA domain name.

  • A .CA domain name will not have any Money Back Grace Period.

  • To Transfer your .CA domain name to DNSClub.eu, you need to only provide your Domain Transfer Secret / Authorization Key. Once we get confirmation from the Registry that the Domain Transfer Secret / Authorization Key is accurate, the domain name is instantly transferred without the need of receiving additional confirmation from the Registrant / Administrative Contact, via email or FAX.

  • A Registrant Contact can be either an Individual or a Company.

    In case the Registrant Contact is a Company, the Company name itself should be mentioned in the Name field of the Contact. The Company Name field can be filled in as N/A.

    Administrative and Technical Contacts can only be Individuals.

    There is no Billing Contact in a .CA domain name.

  • The .CA Registry validates what information is specified in the Name field of any .CA Contact

  • There is a 60 day Transfer Lock upon both Registration as well as Transfer of a .CA domain name.

  • You can not modify the Registrant Contact’s Name of a .CA domain name. If you wish to modify the Registrant Contact details of your .CA domain name, you need to instead create a new Contact and assign it as the Registrant Contact.

  • Upon assigning a new Registrant for a .CA domain name, you need to:

    • agree to the latest version of the .CA Registry’s Registrant Agreement.

    • select which Canadian Presence Requirement Category the Registrant belongs to:

      DescriptionRegistrant Type
      Canadian citizen Individual
      Permanent Resident of Canada Individual
      Aboriginal Peoples (individuals or groups) indigenous to Canada Individual
      Legal Representative of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident Individual
      Corporation (Canada or Canadian province or territory) Company (Non-Individual)
      Government or government entity in Canada Company (Non-Individual)
      Canadian Educational institution Company (Non-Individual)
      Canadian Unincorporated Association Company (Non-Individual)
      Canadian Hospital Company (Non-Individual)
      Partnership Registered in Canada Company (Non-Individual)
      Trade-mark registered in Canada (by a non-Canadian owner) Company (Non-Individual)
      Canadian Trade union Company (Non-Individual)
      Canadian Political party Company (Non-Individual)
      Canadian Library, Archive or Museum Company (Non-Individual)
      Trust established in Canada Company (Non-Individual)
      Indian Band recognized by the Indian Act of Canada Company (Non-Individual)
      Official mark registered in Canada Company (Non-Individual)
      Her Majesty the Queen Company (Non-Individual)
  • Upon Registration and Transfer of a .CA domain name, you can not set another Registrant Contact for the same domain name until 60 days have elapsed.

    Similarly, upon assigning a new Registrant for a .CA domain name, you can not set another Registrant Contact for the same domain name until 60 days have elapsed.

  • Bulk Registration, Bulk Transfer, Bulk Lock / Unlock, Bulk Suspend / Unsuspend, Bulk Privacy Protection and Bulk Modify features are not supported for .CA domain names.

  • In case of .CA domain names, each Child Name Server can have only a single IP Address associated with it.

    Multiple Child Name Servers can be associated with the same IP Address. However, such Child Name Servers cannot be used together as Name Servers for a .CA domain name.

    Example:

    • You can create Child Name Servers as ns1.yourdomain.ca and ns2.yourdomain.ca and associate them with the same IP Address. However, you cannot use ns1.yourdomain.ca and ns2.yourdomain.ca together as Name Servers for yourdomain.ca.

    • You can create Child Name Servers as ns1.yourdomain.ca and ns2.yourdomain.ca and associate them with the same IP Address. However, you cannot use ns1.yourdomain.ca and ns2.yourdomain.ca together as Name Servers for yourotherdomain.ca.