Someone registered my business name in a .com I have a number of businesses and they are all based in Canada. I started out using .com addresses but soon switched to .ca's when I saw I actually got more traffic to my online store using the .ca. My online store only sells in Canada and does about 1.59 million in volume per year. Funny thing is I use a sub domain for the store and just to be sure I registered the name again as the full domain address like this. abc.ca - 3 letter business domain shop.abc.ca - store sub domain shopabc.ca - catch all domain in case the customer forgets the first dot for the sub domain. Seems someone has registered shopabc.com and has been trying to sell it to me. I ignored him and now that it's expiring I get all the emails asking me to buy it because I have a similar domain. How much you wanna bet someone is going to pick this domain up again because they see an active business at a competing address. I figure I will buy it if it drops but it is so amusing to see the domainers coming after me for a sale. Usually I am the guy doing the selling and its very interesting to be sitting on the other side.