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

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  1. esdiel

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    *Not that it makes any difference, but Billet.ca sold in July 2012 and not December 2012.

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    @DomainRecap : I also checked archive.org and was able to confirm that the 2tickets.ca website has been in operation since at least July 2007, and at that time they had the same phone number that Billets.ca is still using today:

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    I could be wrong but I think there's a lot to suggest this was a more complex deal than just the simple sale of a domain. Both players are from Montreal, both own several websites that sell tickets, and they've had some kind of business relationship since at least 2009.

    It doesn't really make sense, unless they since parted ways and somehow it made sense for Peter to sell the domain to a direct competitor of his (maybe 100K CAD was enough to convince him, but still...?). I think DomainRecap's theory may make the most sense:

    "It's possible he sold it to a business entity he owns or is affiliated with. It's an easy cash flow solution if the business account can handle it."

    ** In any event, the sale looks good on paper (i.e. namebio) and hopefully it bodes well for 2020 .CA sales.
     
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  2. rlm

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    Everyone seems to want to put on their sherlock holmes hat over this. But .ca domainers should just be happy to see a nice reported sale and not dig too deep. My thought ares: One, Peter really likes to promote .CA sales and wishes CIRA would drop the Canadian Presence requirements. Two, Peter isn't exactly a spring chicken (probably around 75) so I'm sure he is happy to move any domains he can. He has enough of them that he'll never sell them all unless he sells the entire portfolio and retires from domaining. Three, yes, he may have a stake in that sale, doesn't mean it's not legit though, and I have no issues with that. And as mentioned previously, he would do whatever he could to help promote .CA from a sales perspective.
     
  3. esdiel

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    I can agree that’s a good way to look at it. I am surprised to learn he’s around 75 tho, which is relevant.

    I’m definitely happy about the sale, I just want to know how happy we ought to be. Is it a true representation? Anyway, I’ve always thought highly of him and appreciate the good he has done for the dot ca so props to him.
     
  4. DomainRecap

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    "Don't look in the closet!"
     
  5. DomainRecap

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    As for this week's TBR list, it's definitely chock full of various misspellings and typos, and there seems to be one guy who attempted to misspell Wayfair.ca as many ways as there are possible, but I think this is my favorite:

    TomHirtons.ca
     
  6. DomainRecap

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    To Be Released (TBR) Weekly .CA Picks for January 15, 2020

    The Multi-Words are Back
     
  7. DomainRecap

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    So what do you think goes number one?

    My guess is STOCKBROKER.CA
     
  8. esdiel

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    I would agree with stockbroker.ca. It was the first to catch my eye.

    Castaway.ca will probably be up there. Not sure what it would be used for but it sounds like a nice brand name. The .com was bought for 9.5K USD, by a domain investor apparently.

    Luz.ca is also nice. "Luz" means "light" in Spanish.
     
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  9. DomainRecap

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    The foreign words are big on .COM, but I don't see much of a market for them on .CA - it's hard enough to sell French words here and that's an official language. :xf.cool::-P
     
  10. esdiel

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    I thought of that and you're probably right.... but it is short, an actual word, and has a nice ring to it... so it could be used as a brand. Maybe it's not the same thing but I know some people focus on buying latin word domains and they seem to do well with them.
     
  11. DomainRecap

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    It also looks like someone went on a big lower-end LLL run using dot-ca-registry.ca, and snagged a nice percentage of them. MyID seems like it got the good stuff like HLU.ca and LUZ.ca..
     
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  12. DomainRecap

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    I buy recognizable Latin words when I can, and like you said, it's kinda two different markets.

    In this case though, it looks like I was wrong and there are plenty of companies using Luz, but it's debatable as to why - it could be the Spanish word, the pronounceable aspect, or as an acronym - either way, I didn't see that level of use.

    I'll have to keep an eye on those 3-letter foreigns, but I still stick to my guns that I won't be buying an traditional ones in the 5-12 letter range.
     
  13. esdiel

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    Did you do a nuans search to learn it's quite common, or just a simple google search, or some other method?
     
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  14. DomainRecap

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    We were all wrong, it was:

    CalonaVineyards.ca

    Actually,

    CalonaVineyards.ca
    LUZ.ca
    Castaway.ca


    All tied for first.
     
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  15. DomainRecap

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    NUANS is junk as all it lists are active TMs, but even in the "Active" side, a lot of the companies are dead or sold, and their still-active TMs are owned by some other entity. It's virtually useless for active companies using XYZ name.

    There are no free services that work, and you need to lay down some cash for membership a corporate/financial database of active corporations by region/size/revenue, and that will give you a pretty good idea. Often times, you will need to be a corporation to gain membership.
     
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    To Be Released (TBR) .CA Results & Leftovers – January 15, 2020

    Bring a Knife for the Multi-Words
     
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    And going to a .us? the main backer is Andy Sandler, with a move to .us I would say maybe it's Adam Sandler! lol
     
  20. DomainRecap

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    I swear that half of the CIRA's revenue must come from people registering typos of popular sites or companies.
     
  21. esdiel

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    Have you guys seen a spike in offers for your .CAs this month?

    I've gotten offers on 3 .ca domains this last week alone, and 1 more in late December. I didn't accept any but two of them are still in negotiation.
     
  22. DomainRecap

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    Nah, January's been dead for me, but then again, I have been quite remiss on listing my more-recent (like August 2019-now) acquisitions for sale. :xf.confused:

    I need more hours in the day.
     
  23. esdiel

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    Get 'em listed!!
     
  24. rlm

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    I have had a bunch of inquiries so far this month, but that is typical for January. I just sent out 30 emails on Friday following up on inquiries in various stages of negotiations.

    I find that Decembers are better than average, probably as companies are using up remaining budget or to write off a purchase against a good year of profits, or to start planning for the new year.

    I find that Januarys are possibly the best month of the year for inquiries. Again, I think it is because businesses are starting off the new year with new plans.
     
  25. DomainRecap

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    About halfway done - I bought too many TBR leftovers on those 99-cent sales.
     
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