.ca (Canada) - Amazon Route 53

.ca (Canada)

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Confirmation email from the TLD registry

When you register a .ca domain, you will receive an email with a link to the acceptation procedure of the registrant agreement. You must complete the procedure within seven days or your domain will not be registered.

Registration and renewal period

One to ten years.


Open to the public, with some restrictions:

  • Registration is open to individuals or organizations connected to Canada, as described by the Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants.

  • Registrant contact: You must provide the full and exact legal name of the owner of the domain.

  • Admin and tech contacts: You must specify Person as the contact type and provide contact information for individuals living in Canada.

  • You must select one of the following legal types during the registration process:

    • ABO: Aboriginal Peoples (individuals or groups) indigenous to Canada

    • ASS: Canadian unincorporated association

    • CCO: Canadian corporation, or Canadian province or territory

    • CCT: Canadian citizen

    • EDU: Canadian educational institution

    • GOV: Government or government entity in Canada

    • HOP: Canadian hospital

    • INB: Indian Band recognized by the Indian Act of Canada

    • LAM: Canadian library, archive, or museum

    • LGR: Legal Representative of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

    • MAJ: Her/His Majesty the Queen/King

    • OMK: Official mark registered in Canada

    • PLT: Canadian political party

    • PRT: Partnership registered in Canada

    • RES: Permanent resident of Canada

    • TDM: Trade-mark registered in Canada (by a non-Canadian owner type)

    • TRD: Canadian trade union

    • TRS: Trust established in Canada

Privacy protection
  • Person – For all contacts, contact name, address, phone number, fax number, and email address are hidden.

  • Company, association, or public body – Not supported.

Domain locking to prevent unauthorized transfers


Internationalized domain names


Authorization code required for transfer to Route 53



Supported for domain registration. For more information, see Configuring DNSSEC for a domain.

Deadlines for renewing and restoring domains
  • Renewal is possible: Until the expiration date

  • Late renewal with Route 53 is possible: Until 44 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from Route 53: 45 days after expiration

  • Restoration with the registry is possible: Between 45 days and 75 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from the registry: Varies. Contact AWS Support.


The registrar for this TLD is our registrar associate, Gandi.

Deletion of domain registration

The registry for .ca domains doesn't allow you to delete domain registrations. Instead, you must disable automatic renewal and wait for the domain to expire. For more information, see Deleting a domain name registration.