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buying Canadian domains if not Canadian?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by spappa, May 12, 2015.

  1. spappa

    spappa Regular Member

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    Can I buy a Canadian (.ca) domain even though I'm not Canadian?

    Is there a way of getting around it?
     
  2. computerguy1011

    computerguy1011 BANNED BANNED

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    As far as I know, no. You have to be Canadian in order to buy Canadian domains (well, at least legally anyways).
     
  3. spappa

    spappa Regular Member

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    Any idea what the penalty is for getting busted? Are we talking a fine or are we talking they just take the domain off you?
     
  4. Luxuryretail

    Luxuryretail Newbie

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    You can have a Canadian to buy it for you, and host it for you too I guess.
     
  5. jo080711

    jo080711 Regular Member

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    That's what I'd do. Find a Canadian who would trade / take some cash. If you're building a new site - geo targeting to Canada in WMT works really well. If it's for a PBN you could even offer someone links to help you pick it up.
     
  6. jayctorrez85

    jayctorrez85 Registered Member

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    Yikes. Didn't know this is a 'thing.' :3
     
  7. Awebus

    Awebus Newbie

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    You either need to be a Canadian PR or citizen to buy domain. If you're neither one of them, you could loose the ownership of the domain.
     
  8. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think euro DNS may help you get .ca domain. Try to search it.