Our blog post “How to Register a .ca Domain and Why” recently showed you the exact steps of registering a Canadian domain, and why every Canadian business should turn to local extensions.
Satisfied with the positive reactions, we turned this article into a snazzy infographic for a colorful overview!
Here’s exactly what you’ll learn:
1. A step-by-step process of registering a .ca domain
2. How local TLDs can improve your business.
So enjoy the infographic, AND PASS IT ON!
Transcript (with useful links)
Why should you register a .ca domain?
- Local Google ranking for your site will improve (ie on google.ca)
- Faster website loading for visitors here in Canada.
- Save money by paying in Canadian dollars (no currency conversions)
Here’s how to do it:
Step #1 – Do you meet at least one of these criteria?
- You’re a Canadian Citizen
- Your business or organization is registered in Canada
- You’re a Canadian trademark holder
- You have Canadian permanent residency, or
- You qualify for another category of the Canadian Presence Requirements
If the answer is “YES”, continue:
Step #2 – Search for the best domain name
- Use CanSpace’s domain search page to help pick your ideal .ca domain
- Then, register multiple variations of your name to avoid confusion
Step #3 – Where to buy a .ca domain?
- Consider additional requirements such as hosting, website building tools, emails, etc.
- Choose a provider whose customer service is well-rated
- Important for .ca domains – only choose Canadian providers, especially if they bill in Canadian dollars (like CanSpace), and are certified by CIRA (also like CanSpace)
Step #4 – Register your .ca domain
- Tip: register your domain for multiple years up front. No need to keep a memo to renew your domain every year, plus, it costs less!
Step #5 – Protect your .ca domain
- Do not let any third parties register your domain for you (e.g. a marketing agency). Always have full access to your account
- Set a strong password, change it regularly. Also, do not give it to third parties
- While registering a domain, only provide accurate and up-to-date information
- French-speaking Canadian companies – consider registering a .ca domain with French characters – é, â, ô, ü…
- Your private information should stay private – most domain providers charge more for privacy protection (we include it for free)
And now, you’re ready to begin!
Find everything you need here at CanSpace, to register a Canadian domain, but also build, host, and secure your website.