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.CA is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Canada.




TLD

.ca

Registry

CIRA

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

whois.cira.ca

WHOIS-Update

5 minutes

Min. Characters

2

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: allowed
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 3
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable

Yes

Restore capable

Real-Time

Handle Updates

Supported (partially)

Registration System

Real-Time

Allowed number of NS

0 to 13

Registry Nameservercheck

No

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as

Object

Root Nameserver Update

hourly

SEC DNS Interface

KEY data interface

Transferclass

Pull

Transfer Periods

1Y

Transfer Authcode required

Yes

Transfer Real-Time

Yes

Transfer Lock

Yes

Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve)

- / -

Owner Change by

Update


Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

X-CA-LEGALTYPE = CCT

OPTIONAL

auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

X-CA-LANGUAGE = EN

Domain Transfer

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
Domain transfers are processed in Real-Time.

Upon successfully transferring the domain, the expiration date will be extended by 1 year.

If you want to change the registrant at the same time, please provide registrant, administrative, and technical contact and the legal type of the registrant along with the transfer request:

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER
auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>

OPTIONAL

order = CREATE | REPLACE | UPDATE

ownercontact0 = <CONTACT>
admincontact0 = <CONTACT>
techcontact0 = <CONTACT>
x-ca-legaltype = <TEXT>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>
period = <PERIOD>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>


Please note that you can not transfer a .CA domain name in these cases:

  • within the first 60 days after a domain registration
  • within the first 60 days after the transfer of a domain name
  • within the first 60 days after the change of the registrant contact of a domain name

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 30 days and a following Deletion Hold Period of 7 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

n/a


Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 30 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

n/a

OPTIONAL

renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT>
subuser = <TEXT>


Ownerchange

An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be done with the API ModifyDomain command. Please note that you can not change the registrant contact of a .CA domain name in these cases:</b>

  • within the first 60 days after a domain registration
  • within the first 60 days after the transfer of a domain name
  • within the first 60 days after the change of the registrant contact of a domain name
After a change of registrant the domain can not be transferred for 60 days and another change of registrant is not possible for 60 days.


Terms and conditions

.CA domains can only be registered by Canadian individuals and companies. HEXONET currently does not offer a trustee service.


Authorization Code

The Authorization Code of a .CA domain may have a length from 6 to 16 characters and may consist of the following characters: a - z, A - Z,0 - 9

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.