Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Who is typing in to visit my blog?

Chalk this one up to strange things in domaining.

I'm sure many domainers own some domains, perhaps for personal reasons, that they don't develop or park.  Domains you just don't know what to do with, so you forward them to one of your main or related websites for what little benefit it gives you.  One of those domains for me is is a three number domain I bought for personal reasons.  Truth is, I would prefer but it was easier and cheaper (reg fee) to get the one I have.  Three number domains are fairly rare, though they still aren't worth much for .ca's unless it's a meaningful number (like 247 or 888).  Maybe that will change in time.

From my blog stats, I see that this blog gets regular referrals from and I don't know why.  Search engines have picked up the forwarding info and this blog does show up in search listings with the link as, so perhaps that's where the traffic is coming from.  Or are some people typing in for some reason?

If you visited this blog through, let me know why by commenting below.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012 and other recent .ca domain name sales

It's been a busy (and wet) June where I live, and I've been meaning to post some recent .ca domain sales from the week ending June 3.  These sales were originally reported by  Since some time has passed when these sales were made, it may also be possible to see who the buyers were.

These four domains were all sold by the marketplace.  If you have some time, check out the Excellent Domains website to see some great keyword .ca, and domain names for sale.  There are a few names I have an eye on there myself!

The domains that sold were: - $5,376 - $4,200 - $4,068 - $3,584 looks like it was bought to be a family site, and resolves to pages with family photos.  Interestingly, one of the kids is named 'Anabelle' (not Annabelle), so it makes me wonder if the other domain that sold was (with one 'n')? currently resolves to a company cosmetics blog site. and do not resolve to anything that gives a clue about the new owner's intentions, and Domain Tools doesn't show any personal registrant info for these domains.

Regardless, these are nice sale prices for an and a group of firstname, lastname .ca's.

Perhaps someone from Excellent Domains can comment more on these sales if they see this post?


That's a Great Domain Buy!

I am one of those people who looks forward to every Wednesday when releases the weekly domain sales report.  I like to see what the highest sales were, which keywords and combinations are trending, what extensions are selling the best, did any domains similar to ones I own sell, and have any domains I sold in the past just get re-sold for a higher price - lol.

There are a few trends, but usually lots of surprises, and it's hard to make reason of many sales you see each week.  The .com's always sell the most by total number of domains, and almost always for higher prices.  The country codes have done second best lately, with alternate gtlds (.org, .net) following behind.  Almost any extension can be the top domain sale of the week, or do better now and then, but .com normally rules the roost.

What also stands out to me from time to time is how much some domains sell for, and how little others sell for.  I wanted to post today about some domain name sales from last week that I thought were really low.  Feel free to comment if you agree with me or not. - $2,201
This domain sold at Sedo for what seems like a low price to me.  In addition to being a, of which normal ones sell in this price range, 1967 is a recent year by historical standards that many people alive today still remember.  It would also be an anniversary year or year of birth for many people.  How many Canadians reading this remember Expo '67 in Montreal?  Someone born in 1967 would only be 45 this year, and it would make a cool domain for an email or nostalgic site.  Surprised it sold so low. - $4,655
This domain sold at NameJet.  Keyword term for the huge online adult industry.  Great name for a company with a suite of different adult sites.  An existing adult company could just use it to forward to their main site, or to an affiliate program. - $2,300
I know many still think that 'cyber' is a term that died in the 90's, but c'mon!  CyberMusic!  It doesn't get more brandable than that.  Great name for a music site at that price and must get some type in traffic. - $3,200
Another super brandable with relevance to the popular gaming market, and to social.  I don't think I would (could) have sold it for that price.  The name makes me think it's a product of a company like Microsoft. - $2,250
I'll throw this one on the great deals bandwagon too.  Fishing for catfish is a popular pastime in many areas of the US and Canada.  This domain would make a great name for a fishing site on all things about this subject.  A savvy developer could put up a site and make this money back in a reasonable amount of time.

You might not agree with all my examples, but I can see many other domains that sold for higher prices last week that I wouldn't choose over these ones.

Did you see any other great domain buys in recent weeks?


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Two Five Figure .ca Sales in Past Week

The May 30 TBR had a whopping 6,132 dropping .ca domains.  Among this number were a few gems.  A total of 240 domains were grabbed in this drop.

But before we get to the drops, there was a notable .ca domain sale in the past week.  The domain sold at Frank Schilling's marketplace, which has had a lot of success selling domains since it started up.  The domain that sold was:  -  $12,000 -  DomainNameSales

My guess as to who bought this domain is the No Name brand of foods, however it is still registered to Christina Schilling so likely hasn't transferred yet.  Or, perhaps it was bought as a catchy brand name for a tech or media company.  We'll have to wait and see.

The May 30 TBR had a few stellar domains of the likes we haven't seen in recent weeks.  These were:

There was an unofficial reporting at on what and delivery .ca went for in post-TBR auctions. sold for $14,100 and sold for $5,400.  I don't know if these two sales will get reported in DNJournal's weekly sales report, because TBR auction sales often don't make it to the list.

There were more good quality domains available, along with some premium  I took one name in the TBR, which was, to use for a gaming site.  The list of 240 domains taken in the TBR is below, thanks to Sibername for providing the list.  I've bolded some of the better quality names in the list.

 Date RegisteredDomain NameRegistrar
12012/05/30 (1716639 Ontario Inc.)
22012/05/30 14:00:00.006306management.ca7809646 Canada Inc. o/a
32012/05/30 14:00:00.014847limoservices.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
42012/05/30 (Bulent Turkoglu o/a
52012/05/30 Inc.
62012/05/30 14:00:00.024310smartguys.caCanadianNames.Ca Inc.
72012/05/30 Inc.
82012/05/30 14:00:00.032382casinopoker.caDotcanuck Domain Services Inc
92012/05/30 14:00:00.032775dbd.ca7695748 Canada Inc. O/A
102012/05/30 14:00:00.035387hdi.ca7687583 Canada Inc. O/A
112012/05/30 14:00:00.043631silky.ca2003300 Ontario Inc.
122012/05/30 14:00:00.049069estatebrokers.caDedicatedHost.Ca Inc.
132012/05/30 Inc.
142012/05/30 Inc.
152012/05/30 Inc.
162012/05/30 Inc.
172012/05/30 14:00:00.079499webdesignsoftware.caCVO.CA Inc.
182012/05/30 14:00:00.081563slingo.caDOMAINCENTRE.CA INC
192012/05/30 Inc.
202012/05/30 14:00:00.202681e-biz.caDOMAINSCAPE.CA INC
212012/05/30 Inc.
222012/05/30 Inc.
232012/05/30 14:00:00.290918zmo.caDOMAINMARKETPLACE.CA INC
242012/05/30 Inc.
252012/05/30 Inc.
262012/05/30 14:00:00.400518youthjobs.caJaz Domain Names Ltd.
272012/05/30 14:00:00.652422fulltimejob.caRegisterYour.CA Inc.
282012/05/30 14:00:00.680422thecitizen.caBudget Names Inc.
292012/05/30 Inc.
302012/05/30 14:00:05.047156rehabprograms.ca2003300 Ontario Inc.
312012/05/30 14:00:05.082005mynetflix.caCVO.CA Inc.
322012/05/30 14:00:05.098914terrabytes.ca7809646 Canada Inc. o/a
332012/05/30 14:00:05.118110skiboarding.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
342012/05/30 Inc.
352012/05/30 14:00:05.204549cockerspaniels.caDOMAINSCAPE.CA INC
362012/05/30 Inc.
372012/05/30 Inc.
382012/05/30 14:00:05.253357mortgagecalculatorcanada.ca7695748 Canada Inc. O/A
392012/05/30 14:00:05.293222videoentertainment.caDOMAINMARKETPLACE.CA INC
402012/05/30 Inc.
412012/05/30 Inc.
422012/05/30 14:00:05.401507dentistintoronto.caJaz Domain Names Ltd.
432012/05/30 (1686779 Ontario Ltd.)
442012/05/30 (1770821 Ontario Corp. o/a
452012/05/30 Inc.
462012/05/30 Inc
472012/05/30 (Creative Pixels Inc.)
482012/05/30 14:00:05.859873companycreditcards.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
492012/05/30 Inc.
502012/05/30 14:00:05.925452ventriloquist.caTHEBLACKCOW CORP.
512012/05/30 Inc.
522012/05/30 Inc.
532012/05/30 Inc.
542012/05/30 Inc.
552012/05/30 14:00:06.024910firstsight.caRomel Corporation
562012/05/30 14:00:06.137552libraire.caDOMAINIAC.CA INC
572012/05/30 Inc.
582012/05/30 (1716641 Ontario Inc.)
592012/05/30 Inc.
602012/05/30 14:00:06.276686medicalspas.caDOMAINSCOSTLESS.CA
612012/05/30 14:00:06.354653clx.caCanSpace Solutions Inc.
622012/05/30 Inc.
632012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
642012/05/30 (1716640 Ontario Inc.)
652012/05/30 14:00:06.548930homesecuritycamera.caTARTON DOMAIN NAMES LTD
662012/05/30 Inc.
672012/05/30 14:00:06.624606drivinggreen.caWHOISTOOLBAR.COM CORP.
682012/05/30 Inc
692012/05/30 Inc.
702012/05/30 Inc.
712012/05/30 Inc.
722012/05/30 corporation
732012/05/30 14:00:07.121023businesscomputer.caREBEL.COM CORP.
742012/05/30 14:00:09.255538treesolutions.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
752012/05/30 14:00:10.085205portableairconditioners.caCVO.CA Inc.
762012/05/30 (1770820 Ontario Corp. o/a
772012/05/30 14:00:10.655262wallys.caSIBERNAME INTERNET AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
782012/05/30 (1686779 Ontario Ltd.)
792012/05/30 14:00:11.056777cyberconnections.ca7705310 Canada Inc. o/a
802012/05/30 Inc.
812012/05/30 14:00:14.645623tvonline.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
822012/05/30 (1716639 Ontario Inc.)
832012/05/30 (Bulent Turkoglu o/a
842012/05/30 (1686779 Ontario Ltd.)
852012/05/30 14:00:15.782416ineedaphone.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
862012/05/30 14:00:15.967514mailhost.ca7687583 Canada Inc. O/A
872012/05/30 14:00:16.400134iagree.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
882012/05/30 14:00:16.405646toiletry.ca7687656 Canada Inc. O/A
892012/05/30 (Creative Pixels Inc.)
902012/05/30 14:00:16.430518insurence.caKoallo Inc
912012/05/30 (1716640 Ontario Inc.)
922012/05/30 14:00:16.541534chiaseed.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
932012/05/30 14:00:16.559455996.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
942012/05/30 14:00:17.319609escortcanada.caAloak Domains Inc.
952012/05/30 Inc.
962012/05/30 14:00:19.496785investorcanada.caFresh Grape Solutions Inc.
972012/05/30 14:00:19.555131decked.caNames For Less Inc.
982012/05/30 14:00:19.941226condobrokers.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
992012/05/30 (1770820 Ontario Corp. o/a
1002012/05/30 14:00:20.663628bonair.caPayless Domains Inc.
1012012/05/30 14:00:20.668594mountainsupplies.caSIBERNAME INTERNET AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
1022012/05/30 (1770821 Ontario Corp. o/a
1032012/05/30 (1686778 Ontario Ltd.)
1042012/05/30 (1716641 Ontario Inc.)
1052012/05/30 14:00:21.245912notairemontreal.ca7695748 Canada Inc. O/A
1062012/05/30 14:00:21.442425qupon.caKoallo Inc
1072012/05/30 14:00:21.692502canadianrealestateinvestors.ca7705310 Canada Inc. o/a
1082012/05/30 14:00:21.702843firstproperty.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
1092012/05/30 14:00:21.722122copters.ca7687656 Canada Inc. O/A
1102012/05/30 (Creative Pixels Inc.)
1112012/05/30 14:00:21.759327condovancouver.ca7809654 Canada Inc. o/a
1122012/05/30 14:00:21.780117countryhotels.ca7011725 Canada Inc. o/a
1132012/05/30 14:00:21.845546montrealnotary.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
1142012/05/30 14:00:21.873306carpetcleaningequipment.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
1152012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
1162012/05/30 14:00:23.072623bmno.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
1172012/05/30 14:00:23.672144canadianrealestateinvestor.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
1182012/05/30 14:00:25.268228naturallyclean.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1192012/05/30 14:00:26.477132carpetshampoo.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
1202012/05/30 14:00:26.509951outfox.ca7695748 Canada Inc. O/A
1212012/05/30 14:00:26.566181mayra.ca7687583 Canada Inc. O/A
1222012/05/30 14:00:26.612061uqr.caKoallo Inc
1232012/05/30 14:00:26.988095tesi.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
1242012/05/30 14:00:27.002920luso.ca7687656 Canada Inc. O/A
1252012/05/30 14:00:27.087840ygf.ca7809654 Canada Inc. o/a
1262012/05/30 14:00:27.117207usarealestate.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
1272012/05/30 14:00:28.370062donedeals.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
1282012/05/30 14:00:30.556171mybuilder.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1292012/05/30 14:00:31.749235legende.ca7809646 Canada Inc. o/a
1302012/05/30 14:00:31.775315moncanada.ca7010842 Canada Corporation o/a
1312012/05/30 14:00:31.794483smartcheck.caKoallo Inc
1322012/05/30 14:00:31.813602legaltranslation.ca7695748 Canada Inc. O/A
1332012/05/30 14:00:31.857413canadaspa.ca7687583 Canada Inc. O/A
1342012/05/30 Inc.
1352012/05/30 14:00:32.240657localelectrician.ca7705310 Canada Inc. o/a
1362012/05/30 14:00:32.338026dnsservices.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
1372012/05/30 14:00:32.346181chineseherbalmedicine.ca7687656 Canada Inc. O/A
1382012/05/30 (Creative Pixels Inc.)
1392012/05/30 14:00:32.379356babushka.ca7809662 Canada Inc. o/a
1402012/05/30 14:00:32.389563roofcleaners.ca7011725 Canada Inc. o/a
1412012/05/30 14:00:32.401499montrealconsultants.ca7809654 Canada Inc. o/a
1422012/05/30 14:00:32.429032greentalk.ca7687664 Canada Inc.O/A
1432012/05/30 14:00:32.436606usedyacht.ca7809689 Canada Inc. o/a
1442012/05/30 14:00:32.486837canadamortgagerate.ca7809620 Canada Inc. o/a
1452012/05/30 14:00:33.676412graphicwebdesign.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
1462012/05/30 14:00:34.304187buywatches.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
1472012/05/30 14:00:34.622075savemoneyonline.ca7809638 Canada Inc. o/a
1482012/05/30 14:00:35.847759myroofer.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1492012/05/30 inc
1502012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
1512012/05/30 14:00:36.986329canadausa.caKoallo Inc
1522012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
1532012/05/30 (Tom Brown)
1542012/05/30 Inc.
1552012/05/30 14:00:37.588396fastcashonline.ca7695799 Canada Inc. O/A
1562012/05/30 14:00:38.137187caes.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1572012/05/30 14:00:38.970220dnsservice.ca7705395 Canada Inc. o/a
1582012/05/30 14:00:39.565093weddingmakeupartist.ca7695829 Canada Inc. O/A
1592012/05/30 14:00:41.163004ocis.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1602012/05/30 14:00:41.521250copdguidelines.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
1612012/05/30 14:00:41.557181candlelighters.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
1622012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
1632012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
1642012/05/30 (Tom Brown)
1652012/05/30 Inc.
1662012/05/30 INC.
1672012/05/30 14:00:46.604183rentalagent.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
1682012/05/30 inc
1692012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
1702012/05/30 14:00:49.840742homesinflorida.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1712012/05/30 inc
1722012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
1732012/05/30 (Tom Brown)
1742012/05/30 14:00:54.950913verticalfarm.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1752012/05/30 14:00:56.680196211windsoressex.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
1762012/05/30 14:00:57.052875lowermybill.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1772012/05/30 14:01:00.278845wiccan.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1782012/05/30 14:01:01.747883tonymartin.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
1792012/05/30 14:01:01.758732flygirl.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
1802012/05/30 14:01:02.355382villemarie.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1812012/05/30 (Tom Brown)
1822012/05/30 14:01:05.612697exchangeproject.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1832012/05/30 inc
1842012/05/30 14:01:06.814915verticalfarming.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
1852012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
1862012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
1872012/05/30 (Tom Brown)
1882012/05/30 14:01:07.669836coche.caCA Registry (Ed Hew)
1892012/05/30 14:01:10.723556dentureimplants.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1902012/05/30 inc
1912012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
1922012/05/30 14:01:11.876599roofingrepairs.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
1932012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
1942012/05/30 14:01:15.829204francie.ca0756822 B.C. LTD.
1952012/05/30 inc
1962012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
1972012/05/30 14:01:16.937950rockymountainoutlook.ca0756868 B.C. LTD.
1982012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
1992012/05/30 (Tom Brown)
2002012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2012012/05/30 inc
2022012/05/30 14:01:22.014309torontocondoshomes.ca0756870 B.C. LTD.
2032012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2042012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2052012/05/30 inc
2062012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2072012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2082012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2092012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2102012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2112012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2122012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2132012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2142012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2152012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2162012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2172012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2182012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2192012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2202012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2212012/05/30 (David A McFadden)
2222012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2232012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2242012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2252012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2262012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2272012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2282012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2292012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2302012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2312012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2322012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2332012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2342012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2352012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2362012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2372012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2382012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2392012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)
2402012/05/30 (Burmac Business Systems Ltd)