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

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  1. jaydub

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  2. DomainRecap

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    I second that motion.
     
  3. DomainRecap

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    Any idea on AMS.ca or some of the others like Chorus.ca, Precious.ca, Gambler.ca, etc.?
     
  4. MasterOfMyDomains

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    I got this email today but it seems a bit late as the contest ended 6 days ago.
    We have a bunch of idiots running our not-for-profit extension? Pretty sad state of affairs
    Shouldn't the members of the not-for-profit organization see the books?

    [email protected]
    Thu 2019-04-18 8:52 AM

    Dear CIRA member,



    CIRA has asked The Strategic Counsel, an independent national public opinion and marketing research firm, and Dynata, a data collection firm, to conduct an online survey of .CA domain name holders.

    Please click on the following link to complete the survey now: LINK GONE

    CONTEST RULES: The draw for this research study is organized by the Strategic Counsel and is open to all respondents who complete the survey and provide their name and email address. 1. Contest Period starts at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on March 28th , 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on April 12th , 2019. 2. To enter, click on the hyper link contained in the email invitation to complete the survey, complete the survey, and enter your email address in the space provided at the end of the survey. 3. PRIZES – Participants are eligible to win a $500 cash prize. The odds of winning will depend on the number of respondents who complete the survey. 4. DRAW – A random draw by a representative of the Strategic Counsel will be made on the morning of April 15th , 2018. Winners will be contacted by email. If a winner cannot be reached within 10 days of the draw, another winner will be randomly drawn. 5. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.
     
  5. DomainRecap

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    The CIRA is on a real roll of late and I'm really wondering if anyone is even alive over there - maybe the entire operation is being run by a low-end AI program found in a WWII bunker?

    If so, that would answer a lot of questions.
     
  6. MasterOfMyDomains

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    I read all the mess tbr is in here. Never participate in the drop, but they having some issues
    Definitely headed the wrong direction. They should answer to us, were feeding them.
    Still in domain manager at rebel, we can see when the stupidity really kicked into high gear.
    Maybe they are all stoned over there?
    canadawest.ca
    Active
    2020-02-06
     
  7. MapleDots

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    I deal with a Canadian company that made the mistake of using only the .com for a product. I launched a competing product under the .ca and have been poaching his sales for a number of years.

    Good news is I just bought the company.... looks like my .ca was outperforming his .com by about a 3-1 ratio.

    Lesson here....

    When in Canada.... do like a Canadian and use the .ca (y)
     
  8. DomainRecap

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    I totally agree, as not only do you get the automatic .CA type-ins, you also get a nice bump on Google when Canadians search on the term.

    I ran into a great example this Christmas when I was shopping for gifts - some wanted autographed pics from Frozen Pond (a Canadian company), so I automatically typed in frozenpond.ca but it didn't resolve. So I looked it up and it turns out they use the .COM... and the .CA is available for registration.

    Why in the world they don't spend the $12 to register the .CA and at least forward it is totally beyond me. Personally, I would set up two separate front pages for the .CA and .COM so I get the search benefits of both.
     
  9. DomainRecap

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    Wow, ~9K .CA domains as of today - I say we hit over 10K again this week.
     
  10. DomainRecap

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    Just missed the 10K mark, as Monday was a light day and we only got to 9,368 domains.
     
  11. jaydub

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    That is still a lot!
     
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    Definitely, but I predicted 10K and it's disappointing to just miss it.
     
  13. dancarlson

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    It's over 11k now
     
  14. DomainRecap

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    Yeah, but that includes next week's TBR list.

    Monday is the change-over day, with the last domains of this week & and the first of next week, appearing.
     
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    what are some databases for researching .ca creation and history? whois,godaddy and others only give you availibility or nothing at all.seem to be setup for com,net and org.if a .ca isn't regd it is hard to find out much.
     
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    Just a note that Baremetal has opened up their auctions (ends Apr-24), in case anyone needs a proxy, and their 3 top picks in the last TBR were:

    UCS.ca
    MAXIMUS.ca
    ARRAY.ca
     
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    Our .CA To Be Released / TBR Weekly Picks for April 24 have been posted:

    Read This Before the Leafs Choke Again
     
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    Possibly under-the-radar domains that seem to get a lot of attention in Canadian business:

    Millar.ca
    Toucan.ca
    Vikram.ca
     
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    98 domain selected.
    Top 10 selections per registrar - MyID (6), POOL (2), Sibername (1), 2537244 ONTARIO INC. (1)
    but... POOL grabbed 10 out of the top 19 selections.

    Top 5 Picks:
    1 fineart.ca
    2 acrobatique.ca
    3 elawyer.ca
    4 week.ca
    5 kil.ca

    New Registar face on the list: CanSpace Solutions Inc., which promotes itself as the "Best at Securing TBR Domains" :xf.confused:

    Selections by our "strange little friend" 2537244 ONTARIO INC.:
    manitobainmotion.ca
    accyukon.ca
    espacereunion.ca
    robinsonscamera.ca
    saintstoronto.ca
    forontario.ca
     
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    Our .CA TBR Results & Leftovers for April 24 are now online:

    These Leftovers Hit Harder than Vlad Jr.
     
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    Vlad will be in the lineup Friday vs Oakland:xf.grin:
     
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    Yeah, finally some excitement in Toronto.
     
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    Excitement for west coaster fans as well:xf.wink::xf.grin:
     
  25. dancarlson

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    Just prospecting some interest online for Redfield.ca it's a big US brand that does a lot of Business in Canada. what would you ask for this domain?

    Thanx Dan
     

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