Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One Direction is Hot - What's Their Domain Name?

If you have a young daughter, chances are very good that you've heard of the new boy band called One Direction.  If you haven't heard of them, think of five Justin Biebers, or the New Kids on the Block if you were around in the 80's.  They are a talented group of young UK singers and seem to be growing more in popularity every day.

For a quick Wikipedia background, One Direction are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They signed to Simon Cowell's record label after being formed and placing third in the seventh series of The X Factor. They later signed in North America to Columbia Records.  On 21 March 2012, Up All Night debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making One Direction the first UK group in history to debut at number one with their first album.

One Direction came into existence in 2011 and now face one problem that many others experience these days when starting a new venture.  The .com domain of their band name is not available to register.

Obviously, the best domain for this band to reach their worldwide fan base would be, however this domain was registered back in 1999.  It is currently a travel/religious type website (and not a pretty one at that).  It is serviced by Google adsense ads that have no choice but to display concert ticket ads and One Direction band ads, regardless of the site's content, because the term is now synonymous with the band.  The current registrant is PIPEX Communications Hosting Limited of Nottinham England.  How could they have known back in 1999 what this name would come to mean?  With new ventures and businesses popping up every day of the year, you never know when one of your domains will come to have a bigger meaning than it currently does.

The domain would be another option, since they are from the UK, but this was also registered but only in Jan 2011 - before the group was formed.  Right now, it looks like some sort of fan site for the band.

The domain that the band currently uses to operate on is, not too bad but you have to wonder how many of their fans first go to looking for band information.  If the group continues to grow in popularity, this is one domain sale we might see in the near future.

And on a separate but related topic, if anyone knows how to score tickets for a Canadian or northern US One Direction concert, let me know, it would make me a hero in my household!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Recent .CA Domain Name Sales

There were a few .ca domain name sales reported in recent weeks that I haven't had a chance to post, until today.

The April 11 domain sales report featured two .ca sales.

These were: - $15,000 (private sale) - $4,294 (sold by

In addition, a third .ca sale was reported at the Sedo marketplace. - $900 (sold at Sedo)

As for what these domains are doing now, forwards to the Contact North website, which is the province of Ontario's Distance Education and Training Network. forwards to the website.  WFC is not an acronym for their construction business, but the connection may be that WFC stands for 'Wood Frame Construction'. does not resolve, so we'll have to wait and see what that gets used for.

As an aside, if you haven't checked out the website it is worth your while to do so if you like .ca domains.  There are many high quality .ca domains listed for sale, and I always find it interesting to browse through them.

The DNJournal domain sales report is only a couple of days away, so maybe we'll see some more reported .ca sales.


Dropped .CA Domains TBR Results April 11

Below are the results of the April 11 .ca TBR.  I believe there were over 5,000 .ca domains that dropped, of which 256 were taken in the TBR.

Included in the results was a 'rare'  Not many of those have been in the TBR in recent months. was available and is about as generic a domain as you can get.  Ditto for and  

A few others I liked were, and ('winter' in french).

Thanks to Sibername for providing the results.  I've bolded some of the names I think are better quality.

 Date RegisteredDomain NameRegistrar
12012/04/11 (1716640 Ontario Inc.)
22012/04/11 14:00:00.003516xy.caCVO.CA Inc.
32012/04/11 (1686779 Ontario Ltd.)
42012/04/11 (1686780 Ontario Ltd.)
52012/04/11 14:00:00.028981bazaar.ca7705310 Canada Inc. o/a
62012/04/11 14:00:00.033335must.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
72012/04/11 (1770820 Ontario Corp. o/a
82012/04/11 Inc.
92012/04/11 14:00:00.052492healthier.ca7687583 Canada Inc. O/A
102012/04/11 (1716641 Ontario Inc.)
112012/04/11 Inc.
122012/04/11 14:00:00.061263gdo.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
132012/04/11 Inc.
142012/04/11 14:00:00.063837barone.caCanadianNames.Ca Inc.
152012/04/11 14:00:00.064272baptistchurch.caDedicatedHost.Ca Inc.
162012/04/11 Inc.
172012/04/11 14:00:00.067117photoframes.ca7809689 Canada Inc. o/a
182012/04/11 14:00:00.074340sailboards.ca7011725 Canada Inc. o/a
192012/04/11 14:00:00.248330diningsets.caNames To Go Inc.
202012/04/11 Inc.
212012/04/11 (ITI Internetworking Technologies Inc.)
222012/04/11 14:00:00.537461greenbuilders.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
232012/04/11 Inc.
242012/04/11 14:00:03.578145windsordeals.ca7888929 Canada Inc
252012/04/11 14:00:04.577781luxurydeals.ca7888953 Canada Inc
262012/04/11 (1686779 Ontario Ltd.)
272012/04/11 14:00:05.088980greenbuilder.caKoallo Inc
282012/04/11 (1686778 Ontario Ltd.)
292012/04/11 (1770820 Ontario Corp. o/a
302012/04/11 (1716639 Ontario Inc.)
312012/04/11 14:00:05.282268buydeals.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
322012/04/11 14:00:05.299998christmassongs.ca7687656 Canada Inc. O/A
332012/04/11 14:00:05.313588buyrealestate.ca7687583 Canada Inc. O/A
342012/04/11 Inc.
352012/04/11 14:00:05.420257jewelrycleaner.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
362012/04/11 14:00:05.441765tellers.caDOMAINS2BE.COM INC.
372012/04/11 Inc.
382012/04/11 14:00:05.514251mmafighters.ca7809689 Canada Inc. o/a
392012/04/11 14:00:05.522897websitetutorials.ca7011725 Canada Inc. o/a
402012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
412012/04/11 Inc.
422012/04/11 (1770821 Ontario Corp. o/a
432012/04/11 Inc.
442012/04/11 14:00:06.091538kitchensdesigns.ca7809638 Canada Inc. o/a
452012/04/11 14:00:06.113696couplesmassage.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
462012/04/11 14:00:06.127459sellrealestate.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
472012/04/11 14:00:06.285134requirement.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
482012/04/11 14:00:06.380984realimage.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
492012/04/11 Inc.
502012/04/11 Inc.
512012/04/11 (1686779 Ontario Ltd.)
522012/04/11 (1686780 Ontario Ltd.)
532012/04/11 (1716641 Ontario Inc.)
542012/04/11 14:00:10.105378goldcrest.caKoallo Inc
552012/04/11 (1770820 Ontario Corp. o/a
562012/04/11 14:00:10.211646publicise.caSIBERNAME INTERNET AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
572012/04/11 14:00:10.333364ecoli.caDOMAINSCOSTLESS.CA
582012/04/11 Inc.
592012/04/11 Inc.
602012/04/11 Inc.
612012/04/11 Inc.
622012/04/11 Inc.
632012/04/11 14:00:10.433985taxdeal.ca2003300 Ontario Inc.
642012/04/11 Inc.
652012/04/11 14:00:10.496792vivarium.caDOMAINS2BE.COM INC.
662012/04/11 Inc.
672012/04/11 Inc.
682012/04/11 14:00:10.659225organicgarlic.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
692012/04/11 Inc.
702012/04/11 (1770821 Ontario Corp. o/a
712012/04/11 14:00:10.789283dufflebags.caREBEL.COM CORP.
722012/04/11 corporation
732012/04/11 14:00:10.861873loancalculatorcanada.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
742012/04/11 Inc.
752012/04/11 INC.
762012/04/11 14:00:11.515610candymachines.ca7809638 Canada Inc. o/a
772012/04/11 14:00:11.529783doorstopper.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
782012/04/11 14:00:11.667400canadianfunerals.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
792012/04/11 14:00:11.698913cashzone.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
802012/04/11 14:00:11.739858studenttickets.ca7809654 Canada Inc. o/a
812012/04/11 14:00:15.132360sendnow.caKoallo Inc
822012/04/11 (1770820 Ontario Corp. o/a
832012/04/11 (1686778 Ontario Ltd.)
852012/04/11 Inc.
862012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
872012/04/11 Inc.
882012/04/11 14:00:15.473764buyapartment.ca2003300 Ontario Inc.
892012/04/11 Inc.
902012/04/11 14:00:15.521643newapartment.caDOMAINSCAPE.CA INC
912012/04/11 14:00:15.533843buyapartments.caDOMAINS2BE.COM INC.
922012/04/11 (Bulent Turkoglu o/a
932012/04/11 Inc.
942012/04/11 14:00:15.819101growyourbusiness.caREBEL.COM CORP.
952012/04/11 14:00:15.867885healthylivingexpo.caRomel Corporation
962012/04/11 corporation
972012/04/11 Inc.
982012/04/11 (1770819 Ontario Corp. o/a
992012/04/11 14:00:16.039503especials.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1002012/04/11 (Creative Pixels Inc.)
1012012/04/11 14:00:16.278328weddinglimousines.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
1022012/04/11 14:00:16.748823toptenreviews.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
1032012/04/11 14:00:16.773647backhaul.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
1042012/04/11 14:00:16.802503hiver.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
1052012/04/11 14:00:16.912834chaptereleven.ca7809638 Canada Inc. o/a
1062012/04/11 14:00:16.918573cheapcostumes.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
1072012/04/11 14:00:17.124523retirementinsurance.ca7809654 Canada Inc. o/a
1082012/04/11 14:00:19.078013tlz.caCanadianNames.Ca Inc.
1092012/04/11 14:00:19.088641huz.caDedicatedHost.Ca Inc.
1102012/04/11 Inc.
1112012/04/11 14:00:19.161427smartvideo.caNames To Go Inc.
1122012/04/11 (1686780 Ontario Ltd.)
1132012/04/11 14:00:20.167424wizkid.caKoallo Inc
1142012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
1152012/04/11 inc
1162012/04/11 14:00:21.141810politicsforum.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1172012/04/11 14:00:21.314751greatalk.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
1182012/04/11 14:00:21.345272duffelbags.ca7705310 Canada Inc. o/a
1192012/04/11 14:00:21.534282prefabwarehouse.ca7687583 Canada Inc. O/A
1202012/04/11 14:00:21.632757solarfactory.ca7011725 Canada Inc. o/a
1212012/04/11 14:00:21.674232greatinvestments.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
1222012/04/11 INC.
1232012/04/11 14:00:22.205428crispychicken.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
1242012/04/11 14:00:22.307107oshawaweddingphotographer.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
1252012/04/11 14:00:22.334912naturopathdoctors.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
1262012/04/11 14:00:22.336965insurancematters.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1272012/04/11 14:00:22.389138downtownspa.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
1282012/04/11 14:00:22.535234websitebuilding.ca7809646 Canada Inc. o/a
1292012/04/11 14:00:24.750862etrip.caegate DOMAINS Inc.
1302012/04/11 14:00:24.861320saute.caLowcost Domains Inc.
1312012/04/11 14:00:24.888889easterbasket.caFresh Grape Solutions Inc.
1322012/04/11 14:00:24.926158thejays.caArctic Names Inc.
1332012/04/11 14:00:24.989949accelerators.caRegisterYour.CA Inc.
1342012/04/11 (1686780 Ontario Ltd.)
1352012/04/11 (1686778 Ontario Ltd.)
1362012/04/11 14:00:25.213703stockpro.caKoallo Inc
1372012/04/11 14:00:25.227572solarreit.caSIBERNAME INTERNET AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
1382012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
1392012/04/11 (1770821 Ontario Corp. o/a
1402012/04/11 14:00:26.641199koot.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
1412012/04/11 14:00:26.955436homebids.ca7011725 Canada Inc. o/a
1422012/04/11 14:00:27.042290canadianportraits.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
1432012/04/11 14:00:27.229702romancing.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
1442012/04/11 (Tom Brown)
1452012/04/11 14:00:27.562950greenhousing.ca7695748 Canada Inc. O/A
1462012/04/11 14:00:27.631524rockyou.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1472012/04/11 14:00:27.690343smartorganizingsolutions.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
1482012/04/11 14:00:27.704951rasoir.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
1492012/04/11 14:00:27.713180gamehosts.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
1502012/04/11 14:00:27.721870smartequitymortgage.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
1512012/04/11 (1686780 Ontario Ltd.)
1522012/04/11 (1686778 Ontario Ltd.)
1532012/04/11 14:00:30.269185slapwatches.caKoallo Inc
1542012/04/11 (1716639 Ontario Inc.)
1552012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
1562012/04/11 (1716640 Ontario Inc.)
1572012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
1582012/04/11 inc
1592012/04/11 14:00:32.040614kej.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
1602012/04/11 14:00:32.085594purchasewarranties.ca7705310 Canada Inc. o/a
1612012/04/11 14:00:32.302684rightagent.ca7687656 Canada Inc. O/A
1622012/04/11 (Creative Pixels Inc.)
1632012/04/11 14:00:32.471199housenumber.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
1642012/04/11 14:00:32.625838newsolutions.ca7809689 Canada Inc. o/a
1652012/04/11 14:00:32.917058furnacedepot.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1662012/04/11 14:00:32.9572823721.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
1672012/04/11 14:00:32.982284granddeals.ca7695748 Canada Inc. O/A
1682012/04/11 14:00:33.008041premierrentals.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
1692012/04/11 14:00:33.049903purchasewarranty.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
1702012/04/11 14:00:33.182399tortue.ca7809638 Canada Inc. o/a
1712012/04/11 14:00:33.293401playwin.ca7809646 Canada Inc. o/a
1722012/04/11 Inc.
1732012/04/11 (1716641 Ontario Inc.)
1742012/04/11 (1770820 Ontario Corp. o/a
1752012/04/11 14:00:35.334558yoursource.caKoallo Inc
1762012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
1772012/04/11 14:00:36.200847temporarytattoo.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1782012/04/11 14:00:37.347152vancouverbride.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
1792012/04/11 14:00:37.652715soapy.ca7687583 Canada Inc. O/A
1802012/04/11 14:00:37.680446starring.ca7011725 Canada Inc. o/a
1812012/04/11 14:00:37.764740investingguide.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
1822012/04/11 14:00:37.817378ddcanada.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
1832012/04/11 (Tom Brown)
1842012/04/11 14:00:37.970492safetylight.ca7809689 Canada Inc. o/a
1852012/04/11 14:00:38.262771bcinvestors.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
1862012/04/11 14:00:38.305377chickies.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
1872012/04/11 14:00:38.392212naturopathicdoctortoronto.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
1882012/04/11 14:00:38.496612golist.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
1892012/04/11 14:00:38.532583discountbookstore.ca7809638 Canada Inc. o/a
1902012/04/11 14:00:38.555683cheapdedicatedhosting.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
1912012/04/11 14:00:38.642325tradingguide.ca7809646 Canada Inc. o/a
1922012/04/11 Inc.
1932012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
1942012/04/11 14:00:42.650925propanestoves.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
1952012/04/11 14:00:42.697415safetylights.ca7705310 Canada Inc. o/a
1962012/04/11 14:00:43.367789vancouverpsychologist.ca7809689 Canada Inc. o/a
1972012/04/11 14:00:43.488136celltown.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1982012/04/11 14:00:43.587307photostudios.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
1992012/04/11 14:00:43.639591operamusic.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
2002012/04/11 14:00:43.732847established.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
2012012/04/11 14:00:43.809098forumcanada.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
2022012/04/11 14:00:43.930605oshawawedding.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
2032012/04/11 14:00:43.993915structuralengineer.ca7809646 Canada Inc. o/a
2042012/04/11 14:00:48.784004virtualtradeshow.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2052012/04/11 14:00:48.912465trichology.ca7695748 Canada Inc. O/A
2062012/04/11 14:00:49.045165fastmove.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
2072012/04/11 14:00:49.235992sexypants.ca7809638 Canada Inc. o/a
2082012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2092012/04/11 inc
2102012/04/11 14:00:51.274460medianews.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
2112012/04/11 14:00:53.487971allyourbass.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
2122012/04/11 14:00:53.514979tecumsehproducts.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
2132012/04/11 14:00:54.072130easytel.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2142012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2152012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2162012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2172012/04/11 14:01:03.988716dentistkanata.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
2182012/04/11 (Tom Brown)
2192012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2202012/04/11 14:01:11.185935skinscience.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2212012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2222012/04/11 14:01:27.062519peopletree.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2232012/04/11 14:01:29.804987volcanica.caNamespro Solutions Inc.
2242012/04/11 14:01:32.365717phonetag.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2252012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2262012/04/11 14:01:42.931059thebluejays.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2272012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2282012/04/11 14:01:53.535711healthmap.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2292012/04/11 14:01:58.826485coffeecart.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2302012/04/11 - Incorporated
2312012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2322012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2332012/04/11 14:02:04.125235collegemate.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2342012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2352012/04/11 14:02:09.433638canadacallingcards.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2362012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2372012/04/11 14:02:14.737787groupwise.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2382012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2392012/04/11 14:02:20.028173onecause.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2402012/04/11 14:02:25.325767synthetique.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2412012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2422012/04/11 14:02:30.644192sportinsurance.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2432012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2442012/04/11 14:02:35.943318golfclassic.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2452012/04/11 14:02:41.249243kidsweb.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2462012/04/11 14:02:55.225796ravenscroft.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
2472012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2482012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2492012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2502012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2512012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2522012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2532012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2542012/04/11 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2552012/04/11 (David A McFadden)
2562012/04/11 14:35:32.278188generalrepair.ca7809654 Canada Inc. o/a