Registrar adds Canadian country code domains to offerings.
The world’s largest registrar now offers .ca domain names through its newly formed Canadian registrar (but purchased directly on GoDaddy.com). .Ca is the country code domain name for Canada. Registration fees are $12.99 per year.
The .ca domain name is one of the more popular country code domain names in terms of adoption by its country. You must be a resident of Canada or meet other presence requirements in order to register a .ca domain.
Last month the .ca registry made changes to whois to automatically make whois information private for individuals. However, GoDaddy still offers whois privacy as an option on .ca domains during check-out. [update: I was offered whois privacy because I had a .com domain in my shopping cart from a previous visit. GoDaddy does not offer whois privacy on .ca domains.]
Other registrars accredited by Canadian Internet Registry Authority to register .ca domains include Tucows, Register.com, DotCa.ca, and a handful of other companies listed on CIRA’s web site. Based on a cursory check, it appears Godaddy’s pricing is aggressive and should inject competition into the .ca name space.
Examples of .ca domain name aftermarket sales (from NameBio.com) include: