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Comparing .ca Domain Pricing at a few Registries

Today I thought I would take a look at a .ca Domain Registrations at a few popular companies. 

Rather than looking at the home page, I followed through to actually buy the domains. What I found was that in some cases the advertised price came with caveats. And even then, the deal was not as great as it seemed at first. Other sites reveal a very expensive domain that comes with no unique added services. What I did notice though, is that fewer and fewer registries are hiding that sticker shock, but one or two can't seem to resist the tactic. Take a look:


the Coolcom Group .ca domain Sticker Price: 9.95

Coolcom Sticker Caveat: None
Coolcom Sticker Shock: None
Total for 2 years (if preferred) is 12.95 per year
2 years comes to 24.94

Privacy Included? YES


Godaddy .ca domain Sticker Price: 4.95

Godaddy Sticker Caveat: Must buy 2 years
Godaddy Sticker Shock: 2nd year is $19.99
Total for 2 years (required) is 12.95 per year
2 years comes to 24.94

Privacy Included? NO

Webname .ca domain Sticker Price: 14.95

Godaddy Sticker Caveat: Must buy 5 years
Godaddy Sticker Shock: 1 Year is 50.00
Total for 2 years (if preferred) is 30.00 per year
2 years comes to 60.00

Privacy Included? NO


RegisterDotca domain Sticker Price: 23.95

Register.ca Sticker Caveat: None
Register.ca Sticker Shock: 1 Year is 23.95
Total for 2 years (required) is 23.95 per year
Total for 2 years (if preferred) is 46.90

Privacy Included? NO

Namecheap domain Sticker Price: 14.48
Godaddy Sticker Caveat: None

Godaddy Sticker Shock: None
Total for 2 years (if preferred) is 14.34 per year
2 years comes to 28.69

Privacy Included? NO


Namespro domain Sticker Price: 12.88

Register.ca Sticker Caveat: None
Register.ca Sticker Shock: None
Total for 2 years (if preferred) is 12.88 per year
Total for 2 years (if preferred) is 25.76

Privacy Included? NO