.CA Domain Name Rules/Requirements

Domain Name related Rules

Common Domain Name Rules (Anchor: common)

Domain Name Registration (Anchor: reg)

  • 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.

  • A .CA Domain Name may be Registered for 1 to 10 years.

  • A .CA Domain Name does not have a Money Back Grace Period. If for any reason you need to Delete your Domain Name, contact our Support Team at support@vervelogic.com.

  • The Bulk Registration feature not is available for .CA Domain Names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Registration

  • Verve Logic supports .CA Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) for API users.

Domain Name Renewal (Anchor: ren)

  • A .CA Domain Name may be Renewed for 1 to 10 years.

  • Upon Expiry of a .CA Domain Name:

    • if the .CA Domain Name is not Renewed until 40 days, the Domain Name would get Deleted and would slip into Redemption Grace Period. If the domain name is not restored during this period, the domain name is placed under To Be Released stage, during which it is eligible for re-registration by Registrars on a first-come, first-served basis.

      If the domain name is not registered during the To Be Released stage, it will be placed under Pending Delete status for one day and then released for fresh registration.

      Additional Information

      What is Redemption Grace Period?

Domain Name Transfer (Anchor: trf)

  • Upon Transferring a .CA Domain Name, the Domain Name gets renewed by 1 year.

  • The 60 day Registration/Transfer Lock is applicable in case of .CA Domain Names.

  • To Transfer your .CA domain name to Verve Logic, 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.

  • All .CA Domain Names have a Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code.

    The length of a Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code is 6 - 16 characters.

  • If you wish to transfer your .CA domain from Verve Logic to another Registrar during the Redemption period, contact our Support Team at support@vervelogic.com.

  • The Bulk Transfer feature is not available for .CA Domain Names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Transfer

Contact Details related Rules (Anchor: contact)

  • .CA Domain Names use the .CA Contact Contact database in the system.

    .CA Domain Names use the following 3 Contacts:

    • Registrant Contact which 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 which can only be Individuals.

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

  • 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 Verve Logic's 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.

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

  • 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:

      Description Registrant 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)
  • The Bulk Modify feature is not supported for .CA domain names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Modify

Name Servers and Child Name Servers related Rules (Anchor: ns)

  • 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.