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.gc.ca is a privately held second-level domain in the .ca top-level domain. It is used by the Government of Canada and operated by Government Telecommunications and Informatics Services, which holds all third level domains under the .gc.ca banner.

In 2012, the government of Canada had launched a plan to move all government sites to a single domain, "canada.ca".[1] However, that plan has been abandoned, and most government sites will remain under their own domains for the foreseeable future.[2]

In addition to many official government websites, a process has been implemented where many of the Canadian diplomatic mission locations also have gc.ca domains as well. (i.e. the Canadian High Commission in Barbados has a forwarding service from "barbados.gc.ca", or similarly the Consulate-General in Boston as "boston.gc.ca".)

Government entities with a domain name under .gc.ca[edit]


  1. ^ "About Canada.ca". 2017-01-19. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ Roman, Karina (13 July 2017). "Federal government to downsize failing Canada.ca project". CBC. Retrieved 5 November 2017.

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