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Highly Recommend Canadian Domain Registrar

In the process of choosing a web hosting provider, you must also consider where the domain name will be purchased and the DNS hosted. I chose Namespro for reliability and being Canadian. As they have an elite client list that includes educational and government entities, I felt confident in the process. My experience over the past 10 years has been very smooth. The support ticket have been expertly answered. The DNS hosting has been rock solid. The one-time fee WHOIS privacy option for all your registered domains is beneficial. They use ANYCAST Cloud DNS to keep your domain name online without interruption.

Tip: Use A Domain Name Registrar That Is Different Than Your Web Hosting Provider.

  1. More TLD Selection Domain Registrars generally provide more selection in domain name extensions. There are over 400 available.
  2. Registrar Lock When a new domain is registered, it is often locked with the provider for security purposes for a period of 30-90 days. If the domain registrar is your web hosting provider, you will be unable to move your site until the lock period is lifted.
  3. Security Website security intrusions are not uncommon. In the age of botnets, phishing, and viruses, popular platforms such as WordPress are heavily targeted. If you lost your web content, it can be rebuilt or restored from backup. If you lose access to your domain name property, your identity is stolen.

Certifications

CIRA (Canadian Internet Registry Authority)ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)

Private WHOIS

If you are an individual running a website, this is an excellent feature. For total of under $10 Canadian, you can enjoy Private WHOIS on all the domains you maintain with Namespro. This is a one time fee only. If you are just registering .ca domains as an individual, you do not need the Private WHOIS as you are already protected by CIRA guidelines. Private WHOIS for individual registrants is an excellent service that helps keep scammers and spammers from easily attaining your personal information relating to domain name registrations.

100% Canadian

Namespro offices are located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. They are a 100% Canadian company and only bill in Canadian currency. If you are not a Canadian resident, you can still take advantage of the extensive list of TLDs while taking advantage of the USA –> CDN exchange rates. Of course, to register a (dot) CA domain, you will need to meet residency requirements.

Technical Support

I have only needed their support service 2 or 3 times in over a decade due to the stability of the service and intuitiveness of interface. When I have used support, tickets have been resolved in less than 2 hours.

Traditional and Modern TLDs

Yes, you can can register most TLDs at Namespro for you domain.

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MY PERSONAL RATING: 4.5/5

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