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  • .ca Domains

    .ca Domains

    Canadian based websites
    $12.95 Privacy Included
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    .com Domains

    Commercial Projects and Business
    13.95 Privacy Included
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    Professional goods and services
    $11.95 Privacy Included
  • .website Domains

    .website Domains

    Covers almost every idea!
    $5.95 Privacy Included
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    .online Domains

    Best URL for blogging
    $8.95 Privacy Included
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    Perfect for a personal site
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.ca Domains and other TLDs Registered at Coolcom

.ca domains are the Internet country code top-level domain for Canada. All countries are assigned a top level domain (TLD) and in Canada, the core domain name registry that oversees .ca domain names is CIRA. COOLCOM was established in 1999 and became a major player in the registration of .ca domain names as well as all other TLDs and has since remained one of Canada's favorite suppliers of URLs.

Renew .ca Domains and other TLDs

Renewing .ca domains and other TLDs can be done right here at COOLCOM Premium. If you licensed your domain name with us, just log in and click "My Domains and Hosting" in the menu. Click any domain listed in your account to renew. If your domain is licensed elsewhere you can transfer it to our registry quickly and easily (see below) to take advantage of our .ca domain and other TLD tools specific to your needs. 

.ca domain Transfers and other TLDs

Transfer domains to the COOLCOM Premium Registry to take advantage of pricing, tools and service. Our award winning entirely unique one page domain list admin has taken the domain community by storm. While the others keep tweaking klunky interfaces attached to other klunky interfaces, the COOLCOM admin is a single page that does everything for all your domains; all tied to the internet's best pricing and support. 

Buying local isn't limited to products and services such as clothing and food. Canadian webhosts present many options and price ranges while remaining technically on par or in some cases more so, than US counterparts.

But that's just the first of many reasons to host your website in Canada.

Under Canadian law, protection of personal information is guaranteed through two federal laws: the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act for the private sector and the Privacy Act for the public sector. In addition, there are provincial laws that govern the use of personal information in Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec that are considered to be equivalent to PIPEDA by the federal government and take precedence in those provinces. All businesses operating in Canada are subject to the applicable laws based on where they are located. These laws ensure that personal information is used in such a way that the privacy of the owner is protected and not abused.

Canada has privacy laws providing “adequate protection” of personal information. These laws are recognized by the E.U. where the United States employs no such protections. Also contrary to the US, privacy regulations, Canadian legal privacy is governned both federally and provincially by way of privacy commissioners and ombudsmen.

By hosting your website and collecting data in the United States you're in no way protected by Canadian law, instead, your site is under the legal jurisdiction of the United States.

If there are any issues with your hosting provider, the local court of where your hosting company keeps your data comes into play. This amounts to potential legel fees and travel costs in a country where your understanding of process is limited. There is a good chance this will never happen to you but it makes good sense to completely avoid the issue if possible.

Hosting in Canada has the added benefit of being recognized a such by Google. The search engine takes location into account when searches are made. Businesses and services seen as close or more local to the search are often presented in priority order.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act also comes into play when choosing locations between Canada and the United States. The advantages in Canada are so apparent that more and more United States firms are now choosing to host their websites in Canada as well.

The DMCA is meant to take down illegal content stored within the United States. But as layed out, it means that if your site is stored in the US, alongside one containing illegal content, your site is will be arbitrarily shut down too. Alternatively, a Canadian web hosting company does not have to immediately comply with a DMCA take down request. A Canadian website hosting firm can isolate the problem site only, avoiding shutting down neighboring legitimate sites within the data centre.

As an added advantage, Canadian courts have rarely complied at all with DMCA take downs by ruling against the FBI and their attempts to come over the border



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CIRA .ca domain page CIRA Special on .ca domains

The first .ca domain was registered by the University of Prince Edward Island in January 1988 through the (then) registry of .ca domains at the University of British Columbia.

While COOLCOM is a registrar of all TLD's, it's important to know about the .ca domain and how CIRA evolved in Canada.

.ca domains are the Internet country code top-level domain for Canada. All countries are assigned a top level domain (TLD) and in Canada, the domain name registry that operates and oversees Canadian domain names is called the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).

CIRA began the operation of the .ca domain name in 2000 and within eight years CIRA registered its one millionth .ca domain name. Since this time the .ca domain has (for various reasons) become a major asset to Canadian business wishing to succeed online.

Register your .ca domain

COOLCOM was established in 1999 and became a major player in the registration of .ca domain names as well as all other TLDs and has since remained one of Canada's favorite suppliers of URLs.

COOLCOM's Canadian Domain name Registry was also one of the first to be approved by CIRA in Canada to register .ca domains.

But before that, COOLCOM was also one of the very few registries versed in the intricacies of the .ca domain application system before the management of CIRA took place. The forms were lengthy but COOLCOM assisted clients in wading through the information and questions related to registration.

It's important for several reasons to be sure to register a .ca domain not only with a CIRA approved registry but also to ensure that registry is Canadian based. This ensures your data is protected by Canadian Law which is more protective of Canadain data and your personal information.

.ca domains are registered in increments of one year (up to 9) and when not renewed fall into a system starting with "Expiry" followed by "Redemption" and finally release back into the system for new registration.

Register your .ca domain

Canadian Business can benefit from having a .ca domain in part by ranking better in Google, a regionally (in part) criteria that the search engine takes into account.

Privacy and the .ca domain name registration process

Internet privacy and personal data has become a lively issue as of late, so it's also important to understand how CIRA handles yours when your .ca domains are registered. 

With the exception of Corporate Registrations, all .ca domains are by default set to private; this is not a feature you should ever pay for. 

Qualifying for a .ca domain; knowing the rules will help 

In order to preserve the regional integrity of the .ca TLD, registrants must meet Canadian Presence Requirements as set out by CIRA; examples include:

  • a Canadian citizen of the age of majority
  • a permanent resident of Canada
  • a legally recognized Canadian organization
  • an Inuit, First Nation, Métis or other people indigenous to Canada
  • an Indian Band as defined in the Indian Act of Canada
  • a foreign resident of Canada that holds a registered Canadian trademark
  • a division of the government

Register your .ca domain


Included with Domain Registrations

  • $10.00 Privacy on .ca Domains and all other TLDs
  • DNS Setting Control, point at any Hosting Provider
  • 1-Click Admin Panel, no getting lost
  • Award winning Canadian "on-hand" tech team
  • Optional FREE Hosting for 6 months

ca domains hosted at Coolcom include these features

Domain Registrations at COOLCOM Premium

COOLCOM has been helping clients wade through .ca domain registration rules and regulations since 1996. Co-Founder Kenneth Cool was a pioneer in the .ca pre-CIRA days when .ca domain name licensing rules challenged even the most patient minds. His capable guidance enabled many of the .ca domain worlds first users to register their first .ca domain.

When registering with COOLCOM, you gain the full benefit of "insider" knowledge that comes from years of personal experience. Someday that knowledge may just get you over one of those unexpected hurdles registrants often come up against.

With the addition of Cost Plus pricing, .ca domain registrations have taken on unprecedented additional attractive options.

.ca Domain Registration Enhancement (and other TLDs) at COOLCOM's Domain.ca Registry

Not ready or needing a full website just yet? Have other ideas? You won't believe what a .ca domain registration can do all by itself... how you can be worry free... and how you can capitalize on personal email for your whole team or company... when you have the right company and services behind you. .ca domain name COOL Deluxe is the ultimate domain registration enhancement package.

.ca Domain Registration and Account Management at COOLCOM's Domain.ca Registry (Corporate and Personal)

Like a skilled hotel concierge, trust COOLCOM's high boutique standards and expert domain team to use their "insider" knowledge to ensure your .ca domain registration presents no unexpected surprises during your domain ownership stay.... and that "every little thing" is looked after.

.ca domain Registration and Domain Renewal is only the beginning. COOLCOM's Domain Managers can handle portfolios as small as one domain or corporate folios of 100 or more. They'll get your domains pointed, assign name servers, personally assist with renewals, update contact info, and send you regular reports for your peach of mind... you and your business stay stress free. It's all part of COOLCOM's exclusive Domain Guardian Service.

.ca Domain Registration, Transfers, Renewals, and Registrant Changes at COOLCOM's Domain.ca Registry

The COOLCOM Client Center is your exclusive and custom designed Canadian .ca domain registration and website Customer Center. No mater what the need, you will find solutions, comfort and intelligent assistance. We'll help you with the hazy world of domain .ca domain transfers so you can bring all your domains into one common management system. We provide the interface to help you keep your domain name contact info current. Need to move a domain to another person? Consider it done. At renewal time, it's just a click and pay away. With a stellar one hour turn around time, our Help Desk team is quick to answer and fix whatever you might come across. .ca domain names and Canadian Website hosting is what we've been doing since 1999.

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