I want to register a domain name that has a .ca extension, but it's asking me if I am current Canadian citizen. What can happen to me if I lie about it and continue with registration?


Falsifying the information would give them grounds to revoke the domain. You must meet the "Canadian Presence Requirements" to own a .CA domain.

There are ways of legally buying a .CA domain without being a citizen of Canada though. Linked is a full list, some of the exclusions in the list being:

  • Official marks registered in Canada
  • Trade-mark registered in Canada by non-Canadian owner
  • Legal Representative of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

If you are not Canadian citizen, the only safe way to register a .ca domain is to have a trademark registered in Canada. The problem is that this take time (at least one year).

Another solution that you might consider is to ask a Canadian resident to register your domain for you. If you do not know any Canadian that is willing to do this for you, you can search a freelance in Upwork or Freelancer.

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