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

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  1. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Established Member

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    Hey, I just made an inadvertent funny:

    You guys melted down Baremetal. :xf.grin:
     
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  2. wwwweb

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    Now that most college students are in credit card debt collection status, and their too the moon analogy is like a bad dream there is not much support for crypto, especially from areas where there is no worry of mass inflation. Countries like Venezuela you can understand why you would want to own a more stabilized crypto, but most people in NA were chasing something they didn't understand, but purely for the story of the shiny object. Now when you hear stories of firms who held crypto for clients having no operational business plan, and founder goes missing in India with $200M in crypto, who wants to touch this modern day BRE-X.

    I believe the blockchain has function in terms of fractional ownership of real estate, art work, etc... and there is no reason it should take 2-3 days to clear payments etc... but it is very hard to change one of the oldest monetary standards of modern time, to many big time losers, and to many small time winners for the powers that be to want to tip the scales.

    Bolt is nearly at $2K, somebodys seem to like it very much.
     
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  3. dtagr

    dtagr Chris Stephenson Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Since this is a showcase - I'm showcasing Militia.ca
    It's in the marketplace.
     
  4. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Established Member

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    There are a lot of businesses using that word in one form or another.
     
  5. jaydub

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    234 went for 400

    :xf.wink::xf.grin: Just barely hit 3 digits heh DR at 100

     
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  6. wwwweb

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    Yes, great name for home automation, courier service, etc...

    I think I saw XUM.com around $61 in the last 15 minutes.
     
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  7. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Established Member

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    I know - story of my life.
     
  8. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Established Member

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    I did a quick look and there are a lot of different industries - web design, security, electricians, gates & fences, batteries, media, real estate development, etc.... and actual bolt suppliers and manufacturers.

    You get a couple of these guys bidding against domain investors and it could go $4-$5K.
     
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  9. alcy

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    there is a lot of crypto interest and activity in canada

    with new atms it seems almost daily

    but.. then there comes an exchange where owner dies and it doesn't help

    i had a few names.. still do.. and no interest either.

    but... maybe we're all wrong and its all about the future.. not about the here and now.

    i guess most people will drop them... then probably this guy gonna pick it all up hehehhe
    came across his site via some random lander recently.. lol

    https://blockchainnames.com/tokens/

    a lot of good names there.. in com too.. but the amounts of .ca in various categories are pretty mindblowing
     
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  10. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    Alcy.... let me give you a scenario

    You go and register multiple banking type of domains hoping to sell them to a bank. Let's say you're trying to get a direct hit on the name of a possible future bank. Now pretend thousands of other people are doing the same thing. Now ask yourself how many banks do we have in Canada? Now ask how many domains do we have a use for?

    Same with crypto.... in the end it will be about 5-10 companies (I'm being generous) that will dominate that industry and all the so called crypto domains will be worthless.

    Now if you're dealing in the .com you may still have a chance because there could be 10 in multiple countries that will dominate. However in Canada with the .ca the chances of a successful hit are marginal at best. If you own a big crypto portfolio you will have most of it go unsold. You just have to look at namepros as an example to see domainers are buying crypto domains and end users are marginal compared with the sheer amount of crypto registrations.

    I have some really good short ones and not even one person landed on ANY of them according to my google analytics and I have had them for a couple of years. Once I drop them they will become part of the TBR and who do you think will register them but another unfortunate .ca domainer.

    My opinion is unless you buy the .com a crypto domain is only valuable if you have a direct or near direct hit and even then why would someone want it for Canada when crypto is worldwide. Bitcoin.com/ca etc
     
  11. DomainRecap

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    But that's the story of the TBR in general. :xf.laugh:
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

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    A lot of good sense in @MapleDots post re demand for crypto and that could be applied to many niches similarly. So what do people feel are some of the best niches for .ca domain investment? Clearly words distinctly Canadian, generic with wide branding possibilities, and geo oriented in profitable businesses with many outlets would be a few, but ehat else?
     
  13. dancarlson

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    so over the last few drops i have seen some names that i let go. some i wanted to and others i missed since i had so many dropping from so many registrars.

    OceanPower
    Munchy
    cqw
    hvx
    malbec
    TravelOkanagan
     
  14. MapleDots

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    I like Malbec
     
  15. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Established Member

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    ^ the order these went this week.
     
  16. DomainRecap

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    I was thinking "bad kiss/mouth" but I now see it's a type of wine grape.
     
  17. dtagr

    dtagr Chris Stephenson Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I picked up TravelOkanagan through Namespro for $20. I'll keep it for 5 years-total investment $70, before I drop it. I'm pretty confident of $500-$1500 sale.
     
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    dtagr Chris Stephenson Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I saw it and liked it but I dont speak french so I stay away from the francais.
     
  19. dtagr

    dtagr Chris Stephenson Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I've tried geos with very little traction. I'm not sure that niches are the right way to go for .ca's. Dictionary words,short and brandables that have a broad appeal seem to be the best investment.
     
  20. dancarlson

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    so did I lol
     
  21. DomainRecap

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    I like base GEOs, like names of towns or areas, as these usually have a lot of businesses using "geo name" right at the beginning. I own a few of those, and while I haven't marketed them yet, I think some of them may sell, especially those made up of one or two words and/or are last names, and are also used outside of the GEO area.

    As a hypothetical, if you own flagstick.ca, and Flagstick is a small town in Alberta, and FlagStick or Flag Stick are potential generic company names/brandables or you might sell it to Joe Flagstick, who wants to set up Flagstick Electrical - that's what I'm referring to.

    Now if you're talking mixed-GEOs like CannabisVancouver.ca or TorontoNightLife.ca, then I don't really get into that - like I always say, treat .CA like the top 10% of .COM. The cream will always sell.
     
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  22. cabotower

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    assuming cira will let you reg and keep flagstick:unsure:
     
  23. dtagr

    dtagr Chris Stephenson Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Flagstick would definitely sell. Earlier in my career I loaded up with stuff like:
    VancouverLeather.ca
    TorontoClean.ca

    I was fortunate to sell TorontoClean, but barely worth it.
     
  24. MapleDots

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    HaHaHa..... no you don't understand..... I like Malbec :happy:

    Exquisite-Argentinian-Malbec-A.jpg

    :xf.wink: :xf.laugh::xf.laugh::xf.laugh:
     
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  25. dtagr

    dtagr Chris Stephenson Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Showcasing KingLeaf.ca
    In the marketplace.
     

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