I saw it reported on a domain blog this morning that the domain name Poker.ca sold for $400,000 US at the SnapNames.com iGambling auction.
To my knowledge, this is the second highest known .ca sale ever, the highest sale was Jobs.ca which sold for $600,000 (and reportedly came with a decent amount of type in traffic). I'm sure Poker.ca also gets it's share of type in traffic from poker lovers across Canada.
As to the identity of the domain buyer, I haven't seen that yet. My guess is it was the entertainment and lifestyle company Bodog, whose owner Calvin Ayre is Canadian. Bodog recently bought the domain Slots.com for over $5 million dollars, so perhaps they are in the market for premium gambling domains. Whoever it was, I'm sure the owner will be revealed in time.
The DNJournal.com sales report is due out tomorrow, one day behind due to the Monday holiday in the US. Perhaps we will see some more .ca domain sales. The TRAFFIC Vancouver show takes place next week and will feature a domain auction for .ca's only.
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