It is now possible to register .CA domain names in both English and French.  In other words, your domain name can now incorporate the following characters to the left of the "dot" in a .CA domain name: é, ë, ê, è, â, à, æ, ô, œ, ù, û, ü, ç, î, ï, ÿ.

"This is great news for all Canadians because it means they can now use the .CA domain in Canada’s two official languages, French and English," said Byron Holland, President and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. "This is also great news for owners of .CA domains and their website visitors because it means that domain names can precisely match names, businesses and trademarks."

If you are interested interested in such a registration, you better hurry up and register first.  Why?  Every French character variant of a registered .CA domain name automatically becomes part of an administrative bundle, which would prevent others from registering variants of the domain names.  The variants will be reserved for you, but they will not be active until registration.

Information on how to register your French character .CA domain name is available here: