Launch of the .CPA Web domain in Canada

NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Certified CPAs and CPA firms in Canada will soon be able to apply .cpa web domains to strengthen their brand positioning in the digital world and promote greater trust and security with customers in online communications. The restricted web domain, which is administered by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its business and technology arm,, will officially launch in Canada at 11 a.m. EST on November 2. To be eligible, Canadian CPAs and CPAs companies must be licensed.

The .cpa domain service was first launched by AICPA in the United States in September of last year and has garnered great interest from businesses of all sizes. To date, thousands of .cpa domains have been registered by U.S. CPAs and firms, ranging from independent practitioners to the majority of the top 500 U.S. accounting firms.

“Restricted domains are more secure, promote greater trust and credibility with customers and the general public, and allow for better branding opportunities,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of “We have seen great interest and creativity in the types of fields CPAs are looking for since the service began last year. We look forward to bringing this important capability to the CPA profession in Canada at the end of 2021 and will be launching it in other countries in 2022.

Many companies have been strategic in the names they researched, getting shorter, more relevant .cpa domains that best suit their brand, rather than just settling for the remaining .com addresses available.

“When our suppliers or third party customers receive our emails, they know it is a legitimate email with .cpa,” said Tracee Buethner, CPA, partner of Widmer Roel, a company based in Fargo. , in North Dakota, which secured “While business leaders were most excited about the brand development opportunities, the trust and security that comes with adopting a .CPA domain has been equally important in practice. ”

The AICPA was granted ownership and oversight of .cpa in 2019 by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit organization that oversees the Internet’s naming system. is responsible for managing the service globally.

To learn more about .cpa or to request the new service, please visit

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About the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, AICPA and CIMA

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), representing AICPA and CIMA, advances the global accounting and finance profession through its work on behalf of 696,000 AICPA members, students and committed professionals and of CIMA in 192 countries and territories. Together, we are the world leader in public accounting and management issues through advocacy, support for CPA license and specialized credentials, professional training and thought leadership. We build trust by giving our members and committed professionals the knowledge and opportunities to be leaders in expanding prosperity for a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, sets ethical standards for its members and US auditing standards for private companies, nonprofits and federal, state and local governments. It also develops and scores the uniform CPA exam and builds the pool of future talent for the public accountancy profession.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the first and largest professional body of management accountants in the world. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors cutting-edge research, constantly updating its professional qualification and work experience requirements to ensure it remains the employer’s choice when recruiting chefs. financially trained business.

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