Never before have so many Americans dreamed of moving to Canada. And everyone knows why, right? It’s because of our .ca domains. That’s right, those lovely two letters at the end of your URL, that “maple leaf flag on your digital backpack” that shows you’re a decent, respectful person no matter where you go. We know you all want ’em.

In case you aren’t already aware of the benefits of moving to .ca, we’ll spell it out for you:

There’s More Room

Rocky mountain scenery

About 2.5 million .ca domains have been registered, compared to over 100 million .com domains. That means there’s a much higher chance of you actually getting a relevant URL, which is a key part of good SEO.

Just picture the vast expanses of digital prairies, arctic tundra and temperate rainforest. The lack of crowding means you can settle down at the domain that’s the best fit for you and your business.

Everyone is Really Nice

Lily and Marshall Canadians are polite

You know that jerk who was squatting on the .com domain you wanted, and wanted to charge you thousands of dollars to release it? Joke’s on him, because you can go grab the .ca version. There are way fewer domain squatters in .ca. Why? Because you actually have to be Canadian to buy a .ca domain. And we just don’t put up with that kind of thing.

It’s a Close-Knit Community

Celebration waving Canadian flags

89% of Canadian Internet users believe it’s important for Canadians to have a .ca domain, and 75% of Canadians prefer to shop at .ca domains. It gives you that good feeling of supporting local businesses. If you’re operating in Canada, a .ca domain shows you’re part of the community.

Plus, when you buy a .ca domain, some of the proceeds go to the Community Investment Program, which helps fund programs promoting internet safety, security and strength in communities across Canada.

It’s Safer

Mounties

With .ca, you don’t have to worry about domain name hijacking or unauthorized domain holders. That’s because CIRA, the authority that manages .ca, adds an extra layer of security to all .ca domains.

It Costs Less

Barney Stinson Canadian money

Right now, .ca domains are only $14.99 here at Rebel. And that’s not just for new domains. Transfer your existing .ca domain over to Rebel, and we’ll give you the same rate. Why are you even still reading this?! $14.99 domains!

The fine print: to buy a .ca domain or move your existing domain to .ca, you have to officially be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. But if you’re not, you’re already working on that, right?

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Jasmin Bollman

Jasmin is Rebel’s Marketing Manager of Social Media and Content. Her background in journalism & freelance public relations means she loves to write and often discusses the Oxford comma with colleagues. In addition to bringing the Rebel voice to the world, Jasmin often wrestles with how many GIFs are too many to post on Twitter. She’s currently (and perpetually) working on her first book while simultaneously looking for ways to work classic quotes from The Simpsons into her everyday life.

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  1. From an SEO standpoint, it appears that at .ca will outrank a .com in the Canada database for Google. Don’t have a lot of hard data but some soft data to make a case.

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