Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TBR.ca - New .ca domain drop catcher


TBR.ca, a new .ca domain drop catching service, is now open for business at http://www.tbr.ca. I thought this service would be of interest to anyone who buys .ca domain names, especially in drops, so I have posted their announcement below.

The site is currently in beta stage.


TBR.ca offers full statistics of each name that is dropping; these statistics currently include:

Google Links
Number of Google Pages
Archived at Archive.org
Yahoo pages
Yahoo Links
Bing Pages
whether it has alexa ranking
Dmoz Listed
Google Page Rank

In the future TBR.ca will be able to provide more statistics, and suggestions are more then welcome on researchable statistics to provide.


Visitors can search by:

Number of words in the domain
Language, we can detect english, french and bilingual names
Any of the stats mentioned above
Categories, domains when imported are assigned a category based on keyword recognition. This will be enhanced and automated as our keyword database grows. To start categorizing may not be fully available.
Keywords, keywords that are located within the domain name

Searches can be named and saved to your search filters for use in future drops, eventually it is planned that we would notify you if any domains are dropping that match your criteria in our Featured email each week.


Our pricing structure is a minimum of $10 backorder price +
Registration fee of $8.93, making the minimum purchase amount $18.93

Payment Methods

Tbr.ca currently accepts credit card, interac, paypal, moneybookers, bank transfer and check payment methods.

Bank wire payments incur a $10 processing fee.

Members can also make partial payments from any of the sources above,
meaning if you have cash in your paypal you can use that then pay the
remaining on another payment method.

Payment Plans

We offer an indepth Payment Plan which can be used to differ the payment into increments for up to 4 months from the purchase date. The minimum purchase amount for a payment plan is $200.

More information is available on this during the auction and at checkout, we have included a detailed payment calculator so you can see the exact breakdown before proceeding.

Bidding Incentives

Currently our auctions are schedule to be held from Wed to Friday closing from 12pm - 5pm EST, our current policies enable a discount based on when the winning bid was made. Winning bids placed on Wed receive a 20% discount on the final purchase price, bids placed on Thurs incur a 10% discount on the final purchase price, there are no
discounts for bids placed on Fridays.

Bids are defined as either proxy or bids that are made after the auction has started and backorder bid amounts are exempt from the discount.

There is more information on this feature

Open or Closed Auctions?

Our auctions are available to all members of the site, there is a direct incentive to backordering prior to the auction.


Ever wanted to be kept up to date on an auction/backorder, we have
implemented a watchlist service where you can receive email updates as
the auction progress, or if we are able to backorder the domain.

Bidders who have not backordered the domain prior to it going to
auction are allowed a single binding bid that does not utilize the
proxy bid system.

We feel that this gives a huge benefit to the members that have
backordered the domain with TBR.ca.


Our anti sniping rule is if a bid has been made in the last 5 minutes
of an auction the timer is reset to five minutes.

Minimum Bidding Increments are:

Less then $100: $10.00 increments
Less then $500: $25.00 increments
Less then $1,000: $50.00 increments
Less then $5,000: $100.00 increments
Less then $7,500: $250.00 increments
Less then $10,000: $500.00 increments
Less then $1,000,000: $1,000.00 increments

More information on auctions can be found here http://www.tbr.ca/terms/auction/


Our invoices are generated after all auctions have been completed
allowing for multiple purchases to be placed on a single invoice.

DNS Servers

Under your account you have an option to set default DNS servers, once
auctions have been completed and the invoice paid in full, the winning
domains dns servers will be adjusted. This is currently not yet
implemented but should be by next week.


TBR.ca is working on a system to allow current registrars to partner with us to utilize our auction system as well as allowing investors an opportunity to partner with TBR.ca, while remaining able to utilize the site without any unfair advantages. More information on this will be available as we iron out the details, if you are currently running a registrar or may be open to partnering with TBR.ca in the future feel free to shoot me an email and I can pass along the information when it becomes available.

Beta Special

During the beta stages of the site we are covering the registration fee on all purchases, this discount will be automatically added to all invoices.

Any bug reports can be sent through the support form or directly to
JBrumwell *@* ReadyNetwork.ca


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