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Labeled as .ca in ccTLD Discussion started by whitebark, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. DomainRecap

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    I really doubt there is much enforcement going on at the CIRA, and it's really the Wild West overall. Registrars doing whatever they want, anyone buying .CA who wants one, etc.
     
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  2. cabotower

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    is it this easy for someone outside of canada to do?
    go to ns
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    john john
    1 john st
    saint john nb
    credit card xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx
    paypal [email protected]
     
  3. DomainRecap

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    Look at all the sites registered by companies like Mark Monitor - that's usually how it's done, although the CIRA doesn't expressly allow holding companies or leasing.
     
  4. cabotower

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    3 questions
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    what is the official reason for not allowing noncans to reg .cas?
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    has there ever been a push to have the policy changed?
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    are there any other countries that do the same thing?
     
  5. Spex

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    Along the same vein, has anyone sold, knowingly or unknowingly, to someone who didn't meet CIRA requirements?

    For my end user sales, I just give a heads-up but don't really check further than that but I always loop back around to see how the name is being used for and have never seen anything suspicious.

    When I sell on the forums, I never check
     
  6. NamesCost

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    Canadian's like knowing that they are dealing with Canadians
    Consumer trust is a great feature of .CA which is in part due to the CIRA regulations
     
  7. DomainRecap

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    1) To make sure that .CA remains a true and trusted ccTLD for Canadian citizens and companies.

    2) Yes, but I don't ever see it going the pseudo-gTLD route of .TV or .CO, and probably the most optimistic angle would be for "companies doing business in Canada" would be able to buy a .CA, similar to .US. Not a physical location requirement, but more a business relationship requirement.

    3) Yes, a lot of them do, like DE, .FR, .UK, .ES, etc. I believe far more 2-letter extensions are true ccTLDs (getting a bump for native Google searches) versus pseudo-gTLD ccTLDs (open registrations, treated like .COM/.NET/.ORG/etc. by Google).
     
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  8. NamesCost

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    There is more value to Canadians to use their TLD as intended. Opening the registry is not something most Canadians would stand for IMO. There is more value to knowing the site has a Canadian presence.
     
  9. DomainRecap

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    Sure, but if Uncle Bob's Bacon is imported and for sale on Canadian grocery shelves, I see no reason why they can't use www.unclebobsbacon.ca to promote their products here. Information, contact info, etc. would be valuable in a lot of cases.

    This is not "opening the registry" as non-Canadians would still not be allowed to own .CA and big companies selling in Canada already do the above, just using holding companies and brand firms to "hide" the ownership.
     
  10. NamesCost

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    Clearly some folks market .ca domains to Californians
    I noticed a map of California shown in some ads promoting some legal .ca domains of all things. LOL
    I see the reasons and even stated one of them most other Canadians see it too.
     
  11. NamesCost

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    If uncle bob needs to make use of a .ca there are already lots of good options they could give promotion business to a Canadian person or firm that has a Canadian presence or incorporate in Canada both are good for Canada.
    How would a change help Canadians?
     
  12. DomainRecap

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    Then I guess these same people shouldn't be buying non-Canadian products then.
     
  13. DomainRecap

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    I am only speaking as a consumer seeking easy product information and contacts, not as a politician looking to extend his or her tax base.

    Those "worldwide" sites are horrible (like Acer) and I would much rather have one tailored to me, not some guy in Asia.
     
  14. cabotower

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    drop this protectionist nonsense and let the .ca take its rightful place on the world stage.let the marketplace decide where .ca falls in the tld world.
     
  15. NamesCost

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    Sounds like a web design issue not a domain issue.
     
  16. cabotower

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    expertly.ca
     
  17. NamesCost

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    Why not?
     
  18. Kate

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    The most successful ccTLDs tend to have fewer, or no restrictions. And no trust problem. I can't see how relaxing the rules would hurt .ca. Rather level the playing field.
    Maybe that could be justified in the very early days to prevent 'hoarding' of scarce domain names by foreign speculators with no connection whatsoever to Canada. But in 2018 ?
     
  19. NamesCost

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    I think the CIRA should delete more [invalid] .ca domains and add more restrictions ;)
     
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  20. briguy

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    Wondering if someone making money leasing them?

    Since California is.a "cannabis friendly"...might be something for me think about..

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    As far the CIRA discussion..pretty sure if there were more sales, this discussion wouldn't be happening...
     
  21. MapleDots

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    Ohhh, that would be great for me
     
  22. MapleDots

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    HeHeHe
     
  23. cabotower

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    an election issue?
     
  24. wwwweb

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    I think .ca is mature enough now that they should drop the ownership restrictions. California is a large market where inquiries do come from.
     
  25. NamesCost

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    Mature or not I hope it never opens up.

    Besides California won't be the same economic heavy weight after it gets swallowed by the Pacific ;)
     
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