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

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  1. whitebark

    whitebark Part-Time Zombie VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Be careful with TM terms - there could be a good reason why it was allowed to expire!

    And it looks like flyfishing took in $630. Not a bad price for a very usable domain.
     
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  2. mis_chiff

    mis_chiff Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I wonder who snagged 6x.ca?
    I can't believe it dropped...
     
  3. nicb5

    nicb5 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That's almost 16% of the possible 676 c-c .ca's all dropping at once! 43 to be exact! Interesting for sure, but I guess it confirms what we all knew on short domains for .ca: we're not there yet!

    I have to agree that it was a pretty ordinary drop but there were still interesting names in there... To name a few: 6x.ca, yat.ca, yea.ca, fly-fishing.ca, off-road.ca, presenter.ca, treaties.ca, romantisme.ca, vedettes.ca.

    I'll also take the time to introduce you guys to Expirin'.ca since we're discussing TBRs... I have, like many of you I'm sure, a severe addiction to drop lists! Being a programmer, I also can't resist the urge to optimize things and find solutions to problems. That lead me to create scripts to filter domain drops in many different usable categories. After sitting on them for a while, I decided to publish the outcome on a blog, starting with .ca domains, to see if I could save time to other domainers and get them addicted too!

    Here is what I currently post to it:
    - Full list, grouped alphabetically (For archiving purposes... the CIRA doesn't do it AFAIK)
    - Full list, No digits & No hyphens, grouped alphabetically
    - 2 to 7 characters, grouped by patterns (NN, LLL etc.)
    - Geo names (My favorite filter so far!)
    - English & French dictionary words

    Best of all, it's all FREE! I don't plan to ever charge for this information... (If you want to help me out with the hosting bill, I can create very specific filters for you only, really cheap :tu:)

    Let me know what you think! I'm looking for feedback, especially on what more categories you would like to see. Anything reasonable will be implemented. PM me.

    (P.S. I didn't create a new thread because this is pretty much the only active .ca one. Mods feel free to move part of my post to a new topic if you believe it is needed.)
     
  4. dtagr

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

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    I checked CIPO first. Plus most of the other tld's are regged and developed. I'm not worried about that one.

    FlyFishing was a good buy though. I'm sorry it wasn't me. :'(

    Gotta talk to the banker about next week. There are some pretty nice keywords. D-:
     
  5. mis_chiff

    mis_chiff Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Why are c-c's a catch when L-L's and N-N's are still available?
    153 of them out of 676
    Code:
    d-q.CA
    d-u.CA
    f-i.CA
    f-o.CA
    f-q.CA
    f-v.CA
    f-y.CA
    f-z.CA
    g-e.CA
    g-q.CA
    g-r.CA
    g-t.CA
    g-v.CA
    g-x.CA
    g-y.CA
    h-n.CA
    h-s.CA
    h-u.CA
    h-x.CA
    i-z.CA
    j-q.CA
    j-y.CA
    j-x.CA
    k-q.CA
    k-x.CA
    k-z.CA
    l-n.CA
    l-o.CA
    l-q.CA
    l-t.CA
    l-x.CA
    l-y.CA
    l-z.CA
    m-i.CA
    m-q.CA
    m-z.CA
    n-d.CA
    n-q.CA
    n-r.CA
    n-z.CA
    o-q.CA
    o-v.CA
    p-b.CA
    p-g.CA
    p-n.CA
    p-v.CA
    p-x.CA
    p-y.CA
    p-z.CA
    q-d.CA
    q-f.CA
    q-g.CA
    q-h.CA
    q-j.CA
    q-l.CA
    q-m.CA
    q-n.CA
    q-o.CA
    q-s.CA
    q-v.CA
    q-w.CA
    q-x.CA
    q-y.CA
    q-z.CA
    r-p.CA
    r-q.CA
    r-t.CA
    r-z.CA
    s-g.CA
    s-v.CA
    s-z.CA
    t-i.CA
    t-l.CA
    t-q.CA
    t-r.CA
    t-z.CA
    u-a.CA
    u-q.CA
    u-x.CA
    u-y.CA
    u-z.CA
    v-d.CA
    v-f.CA
    v-h.CA
    v-k.CA
    v-l.CA
    v-o.CA
    v-q.CA
    v-u.CA
    v-y.CA
    v-z.CA
    w-j.CA
    w-q.CA
    w-v.CA
    w-x.CA
    w-y.CA
    w-z.CA
    x-a.CA
    x-b.CA
    x-d.CA
    x-e.CA
    x-f.CA
    x-g.CA
    x-h.CA
    x-i.CA
    x-j.CA
    x-k.CA
    x-n.CA
    x-p.CA
    x-q.CA
    x-t.CA
    x-u.CA
    x-v.CA
    x-w.CA
    x-y.CA
    x-z.CA
    y-b.CA
    y-d.CA
    y-f.CA
    y-g.CA
    y-h.CA
    y-i.CA
    y-k.CA
    y-l.CA
    y-m.CA
    y-p.CA
    y-r.CA
    y-s.CA
    y-v.CA
    y-w.CA
    y-x.CA
    y-z.CA
    z-b.CA
    z-c.CA
    z-e.CA
    z-f.CA
    z-h.CA
    z-i.CA
    z-j.CA
    z-k.CA
    z-l.CA
    z-m.CA
    z-n.CA
    z-o.CA
    z-p.CA
    z-q.CA
    z-r.CA
    z-s.CA
    z-u.CA
    z-v.CA
    z-w.CA
    z-x.CA
    z-y.CA
    and 76 out of 100 N-N's
    Code:
    0-1.CA
    0-2.CA
    0-3.CA
    0-4.CA
    0-5.CA
    0-6.CA
    0-7.CA
    0-8.CA
    1-4.CA
    1-5.CA
    1-6.CA
    1-7.CA
    1-9.CA
    2-3.CA
    2-5.CA
    2-6.CA
    2-7.CA
    2-8.CA
    2-9.CA
    3-0.CA
    3-1.CA
    3-2.CA
    3-4.CA
    3-5.CA
    3-6.CA
    3-7.CA
    3-8.CA
    3-9.CA
    4-0.CA
    4-1.CA
    4-2.CA
    4-3.CA
    4-5.CA
    4-6.CA
    4-7.CA
    4-8.CA
    4-9.CA
    5-0.CA
    5-1.CA
    5-2.CA
    5-3.CA
    5-4.CA
    5-6.CA
    5-7.CA
    5-8.CA
    5-9.CA
    6-0.CA
    6-1.CA
    6-2.CA
    6-3.CA
    6-4.CA
    6-7.CA
    6-8.CA
    7-0.CA
    7-1.CA
    7-2.CA
    7-3.CA
    7-4.CA
    7-5.CA
    7-6.CA
    7-8.CA
    7-9.CA
    8-1.CA
    8-2.CA
    8-3.CA
    8-6.CA
    8-7.CA
    8-9.CA
    9-0.CA
    9-1.CA
    9-2.CA
    9-3.CA
    9-4.CA
    9-6.CA
    9-7.CA
    9-8.CA
    Wouldn't any of those be better than a c-c.ca?
     
  6. whitebark

    whitebark Part-Time Zombie VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sorry meant L-L.ca. Looks like the bulk of them - if not all were grabbed that were available in the tbr today. Some of them had potential meanings.
     
  7. nicb5

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    Seems logical enough... but to be honest No! :lol:

    I don't even understand why people are bothering with them (short domains other than CC, LLL, NNN) at all when there is still a LOT of nice unregistered niche names, geos, dictionary etc.

    We simply pointed out that a lot of L-L's were dropping at once (I'm guessing C-C was said to highlight the pattern), meaning that somebody probably took a risk and mass-reged them on the same day... only to let them expire later, clearly not seeing any value in them.

    What's interesting however is that if you look at the TBR results, about 50% of them were claimed and all by the same registrar!
     
  8. MasterOfMyDomains

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    Any domains i have for sale will be at sedo.]
    Thank you
     
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  9. kruwreka

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    FYI I didn't see it mentioned anywhere in the last few pages but the Namespro.ca coupon SAVEDOTCA (for a dollar off new regs, transfers and renewals) still works and has been extended till feb 2010.

    Just in case anyone was looking.
     
  10. mis_chiff

    mis_chiff Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I'm not understanding your post MasterOfMyDomains
    you have some of the same names twice.

    Are you selling them or giving them away or are they dropping?

    Thanks for the update - I tried it about a month or so ago,
    and it didn't work - glad to know it's extended :)
     
  11. MasterOfMyDomains

    MasterOfMyDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I took the list down any names i will sell will be through sedo .or they wil be tbr.
    And people one last word of advice before i go dont give anyone any usernames or passwords.
     
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  12. kruwreka

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    I picked one up today that was in the TBR but dropped anyway

    maybe something about canadian comics and comedy shows

    LOLZ.ca
     
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  13. whitebark

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    Anyone care to guess what the final price of space.ca will be? :sold:
     
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  14. mis_chiff

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    TBR :o

    What a nice domain :tu:
    I'd like to think it'll fetch at least $30k
     
  15. whitebark

    whitebark Part-Time Zombie VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I can see many different groups in Canada wanting that domain. Feel bad for whoever let it drop.
     
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    can.ca got space today. Are they a lone registrar or are they working with someone else?
     
  17. mis_chiff

    mis_chiff Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I just googled the cira number that's on the whois
    If it's correct, I recognize his name from seeing it
    on many domains I check availability for :)
     
  18. whitebark

    whitebark Part-Time Zombie VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Private registrar - and final price - regfee! LOL

    Already parked too - what a waste. But since I develop domains I'm so glad the top .ca's are all parked - thus no competition from them! ;)
     
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    mis_chiff Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That's just plain scary...and I'm still stunned!
     
  20. dtagr

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

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    Yes that was a very good week, unfortunately I was in a class all week and unable to purchase. All the ones I wanted were snapped up. I thought the other really strong name was "Michelangelo.ca". Kudos to whoever got that one.

    I won't be around for the April 8th drop either so good luck to all.
     
  21. whitebark

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    I nabbed a few last week including Saturna Island.ca :)
     
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  22. dtagr

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

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    Nice backlinks on that one. Good job.
     
  23. whitebark

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    Thanks. It gets decent traffic from it too. I got it for either a minisite (I fish from there every summer) or as I suspect to sell to an end-user before I ever get one finished... hopefully before fishing season so this year I can charter a bigger boat and bring even more friends!
    :notme:
     
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    dtagr Chris Stephenson VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I'll wait patiently for my invite then. :laugh:
     
  25. whitebark

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    Well it's past time for another .ca get together for the Greater Vancouver .ca gang!
     

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