How does an Aussie Register a Canadian Domain?

by dalvia
5 replies
Hey Guys,

I'm in Australia and it seems that the guidelines for registering a .ca are quite strict. Can someone please give me some guidance on their policies?

Thanks guys,
#aussie #canadian #domain #register
  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    And why are you so surprized? I can't register au domains either...

    To be eligible for a or domain name, registrants must be:
    - an Australian registered company; or
    - trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
    - an Australian partnership or sole trader; or
    - a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
    - an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
    - an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark 1 ; or
    - an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
    - an Australian commercial statutory body.

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  • Profile picture of the author dalvia
    Yeah, I know but I figured since I can register .com that I should be able to register .ca :-)

    Thanks anyway,
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    Dale: Cira is the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.

    You can access the site at: CIRA - Canadian Internet Registration Authority - Home or CIRA - Canadian Internet Registration Authority | ACEI - l'Autorit canadienne pour les enregistrements Internet where you are give the choice of viewing the website in English and French.

    You will find all the information you need on this site.

    Here's a link to the 'Requirements' -

    For what it's worth, goDaddy now offers .ca registrations but the registered domain is still under the CIRA rules and regs.
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    • Profile picture of the author theimdude
      I see I can easily register a .ca using my enom account. The problems even if you register a .ca or and you not a resident or have a business it is illegal and if they find out you they will take the domain away
      Do you want 30 back-links in my PRIVATE BLOG network for ONLY $20 ???

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      • Profile picture of the author theIMgeek
        If you have a Canadian friend (and really you should, they come highly recommended) there is nothing against having them register the domain for you to use.

        They place no restrictions on the content and usage of the domains.

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