Internet Domain Names

An internet domain name is a unique name which identifies an organization on the internet. The chosen name plus the domain extension (e.g., .com, .ca, .org) form the internet domain name, e.g.,

Consider the importance of the following aspects of the internet in general and internet domain names:

  • With over one billion users of the internet worldwide, an organization must be present on the internet in order to remain viable.
  • Since the internet has evolved from an informational to a transactional forum of exchange, an effective domain name and a highly secure website are essential.
  • Not only must a website be easy to navigate, it must first be easy to connect with it. As there can be no duplication of domain names, competition has resulted in at least three forms:
  1. Competition between trade-mark owners who have similar trade-marks with similar domain names;
  2. Competition between trade-mark owners and “cybersquatters” who only register domain names for the sole purpose of selling them for a profit to trade-mark owners; and
  3. Competition between trade-mark owners and “typosquatters” who register misspelled domain names in order to re-route searches for popular websites.

Carters offers proactive internet domain name services to clients across Canada, the United States and around the world:

  • selecting the right domain name and quickly registering it, as well as any other similar top level domain names (e.g., .com, .org and .net) still available
  • registering multiple second level identifying names with the same top level domain name, as well as slight variations and misspellings of second level identifying name
  • monitoring and renewing domain names in order to prevent them from expiring
  • infringement actions against a domain name owner for entitlement to that domain name

Registration Agreements

  • CIRA .ca Registrant Agreement 
  • com, net, org Registration Agreement
  • biz Registration Agreement
  • info Registration Agreement
  • name Registration Agreement
  • tv Registration Agreement
  • us Registration Agreement
  • uk Registration Agreement

Registering with OpenSRS

  • Terms of Service  

Carters Professional Corporation

Orangeville Office
211 Broadway, PO Box 440
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
L9W 1K4
Tel: (519) 942-0001
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Toll Free: 1-877-942-0001

Ottawa Office
117 Centrepointe Drive, Suite 350
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2G 5X3
(613) 235-4774
Fax: (613) 235-9838
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Toronto Office
Brookfield Place
TD Canada Trust Tower
161 Bay Street, 27th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5J 2S1
(416) 675-3766
Fax: (416) 675-3765
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Mississauga Office
2 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 750
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L4Z 1H8
(416) 675-3766
Fax: (416) 675-3765
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