Why get a .CA domain – the definitive guide!

Why should you believe in the power of .CA?

Say you’re a Canadian looking to build a Canadian website for a Canadian audience. When it comes time to register your new domain name, do you naturally choose to put .CA to the right of the dot?

Or…wait – what is that we hear? Do we detect a whiff of uncertainty? Doubt in the value and power of .CA?? Be still our beating hearts!

Okay – deep breath. Allow us to show you several undeniable reasons why choosing .CA is right for your Canadian website.

Undeniable reason #1: Canadians prefer to deal with .CA websites  

A recent survey showed that a whopping 84% of Canadians prefer shopping on sites with .CA domains*. What’s more – .CA tells potential shoppers that the site is more likely to offer Canadian shipping, display their prices in good, ol’ Canadian dollars – and more!

*Research conducted in 2022 by the Strategic Counsel

Undeniable reason #2: SEO benefits, eh?  

Your .CA domain name helpfully tells Google (and all the other search engines) that you and your site are Canadian. This helps make it far more relevant to visitors searching for local Canadian results. Plus, your Canadian visitors are far more likely to click through when presented with a .CA search result!

Undeniable reason #3: .CA means exclusively Canadian  

By choosing to go with a .CA domain, you’re entering an exclusive club of confirmed Canucks! What do we mean? CIRA, the registry for .CA, enforces a Canadian Presence Requirement, so not just anyone – no matter whether they’re in Cameroon, Croatia or Cambodia – can register a .CA. This provides peace-of-mind that when a site has a .CA domain, it’s actually owned by a Canadian individual or business.

Undeniable reason #4: .CA domains are a more secure choice  

While nothing is truly impervious to the most dedicated cybercriminals out there, .CA domains have been proven to be among the safest out there.

According to the SpamHaus Project, an international non-profit that tracks spam and cyber threats, .CA is among the “least-abused” domains. That means .CA domains are far less likely to host malware or be used to send spam (and not the delicious canned meat product).

What’s more, any .CA domains that are registered come with free WHOIS privacy protection, so your contact info – and home address – aren’t just out there for public consumption!

Undeniable reason #5: There’s more chance you’ll score the domain name you want  

Canada itself is a land of plenty… and that extends over to .CA domain-land! With only around 3 million .CA domain names registered – as opposed to over 125 million .COM domains, there’s a far better chance the domain name you want is available in .CA!

Get your free .CA domain today with Rebel.com

Bringing your brand online is an exciting milestone in a startup’s journey. Rebel is offering an all-in-one package to help you get started, featuring a free .CA domain, WordPress website and a professional email for one year. 

Getting your idea online with a .CA really can be that easy! Get started today.