Should cgyha.com be .ca or something else? by Jimmy Kim

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This is a topic that comes up every time our website is discussed.  Should cgyha.com be .ca or .org?  The reasons are simple for both sides.  Back in 2005 when cgyha.com was registered we did not qualify to get cgyha.ca.  At that time you had to be a national organization to get .ca domain names.  Does anyone remember .on.ca? ie. cgyha.on.ca would have been ours back then.  So the choice was between cgyha.com or cgyha.on.ca.  Due to the cost of buying and maintaining multiple domain names cgyha.com was chosen.

Fast forward to 2014.  The national requirement for .ca domains names is no longer required and domain names now cost about $9/year to register.

The argument for keeping cgyha.com is simple.  People are used to it.  We don’t want to confuse people by changing anything!  The argument for changing to a .ca name is that it is Canadian and changing to .org because most non-profit groups use it.  Or is there another choice out there?

cgyha.ca, cgyha.org, cgyha.net, and cgyha.com are all pointing to this website.  Try them out and vote for your favorite!