It's been a while since I've posted, but I thought there were a couple of recent .ca sales worth posting.
Gaming.ca - $16,000 US (Moniker, domain fest auction)
This sale took place a while ago, but just recently closed. Last week in the DNJournal.com sales report, Gaming.ca was the 12th sale overall in price, and number 4 for country code domains.
Snowglobes.ca - $1,750 US (Sedo)
A nice product domain name and a natural for a snow globes sales website.
Both of these domains still show as parked.
In other .ca news, I was driving to my first aid course on Sunday, and heard a radio ad for the Jobs.ca website. This was a big domain sale a while back (six figures), and now it looks like they have finished developping the website, and are starting the promotion. It was interesting to know the history of this domain, and to hear the website advertised in traditional media. My feeling is that using offline promotion will work and help get job seekers online to the website. Facebook ads targetted to Canadians would probably also work well.
I had a quick look at the website and it looks good; white background, nice colors (reminds me of the Winter Olympic colors, blue and green), clear layout, easy to find what you're looking for.
The Jobs.ca website is run by the same group that runs Kelowna.com, a growing city in the southern interior of British Columbia.
From the Jobs.ca website:
Jobs.ca has been designed to be the premier Canadian job portal - easy to use with excellent results for both the Employer and Job Seeker. Jobs.ca is the core of a growing network of employment related web portals, including Resumes.ca and JobSearch.ca. Owned by Ogopogo Media Inc, these websites are Canada's most intuitive internet destinations for the industry and are a prime example of Ogopogo Media's overall internet strategy.
Ogopogo Media Inc is based in Kelowna, BC.