CIRA Board of Directors – Support Zak Muscovitch

Post updated – see updates in bold. If you are a dot ca domain holder, you may be aware that the elections for the CIRA Board of Directors are underway. Many of you know Zak Muscovitch, a domain name lawyer, whom we previously interviewed about Canadian domain laws.  Zak is seeking a seat on CIRA’s... [Read more]

TBR Over the Holiday Season

Just a quick note for the Canadian domainers out there – the TBR sessions scheduled for Wednesday December 23 and 30 will go ahead as normal.  There will be no changes due to the holiday season.  Read More →

Join the Domain Owners Association of Canada

It’s about time that Canadian domain owners finally stand up for themselves and have a voice to protect their rights against those who wish to take them away, as well as encourage the development of the Canadian internet.  Fortunately, a new organization, the Domain Owners Association of Canada... [Read more] Enters the TBR Market

If you invest in .ca domains, then you know that one of the best ways of obtaining quality domains at reasonable prices is through the TBR (to be released).  Every week on Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. CIRA releases domains that have expired and not been renewed by the end their 30 day suspension period. ... [Read more] – $100,000

A previously unreported 6 figured sale has just come to light – thanks to George Kirikos.  The domain sold recently for $100,000.  It was reported in this SEC filing by Morris Publishing Group LLC:  “During the second quarter of 2007, “we acquired the domain name for the... [Read more]

New Domain Law Blog

One of the most complex parts of domaining is domain law, and it can be difficult to understand and keep up with it for the average lay person. Fortunately, noted domain lawyer Zak Muscovitch has now stared a blog on his website.  I personally find it amazing that a lawyer, who is undoubtedly under... [Read more]

Peter Maxymych of Spills the Beans

It has been a few months since I last blogged and the economy and domaining world has changed dramatically since then.  I’ll be getting back into blogging again and share some of my thoughts about all these changes.  I’m happy to kick things off with an interview of Peter Maxymych, the... [Read more]

First Canadian Reverse Domain Hijacking Finding

Globe Media International Corporation tried to grab the generic domain from Bonfire Development, Inc., through a CDRP proceeding (the Canadian equivalent of the UDRP) and failed.  Not only did it fail, but it resulted in Canada’s first ever finding of Reverse Domain Hijacking. Background In... [Read more]

Rick’s Adult Domain Auction – Results, Analysis, Opportunities

Results There has been a lot of discussion in the domainersphere lately about Rick Latona’s Adult Domain Auction held at The Phoenix Forum.  However, I haven’t seen the results posted anywhere.  Here they are: -$1.00 – $50.00 – $75.00 [Read more]

Lots of Stolen Domains

Over 1,000 high quality domains have been stolen by a thief in Iran.  He has brazenly set up a website to sell the domains –  As well, he is sending out lots of emails to domainers informing them of the domains he has available.  Here is a partial list of domains stolen: DO... [Read more]

Frank Schilling Loses UDRP

Frank Schilling Loses UDRP

In one of the most ridiculous UDRP decisions that I have ever seen, Frank Schilling (owner of Name Administration) lost the domain The case was brought by a company in Uruguay, which owns a trademark for “CHILLI BEANS” for eyewear and watches. The panel found that the domain... [Read more]

Sedo / dotMobi Registry Auction Results

Today the latest Sedo / dotMobi auction finishes.  All eyes are on this auction as it is a bellweather for the state of dot mobi domains.  While the domain market as a whole has fallen during the course of the year, some say that the mobi market has had a meltdown this year.  The domains on auction... [Read more]

Network Solutions to Offer .CA Domains

Network Solutions to Offer .CA Domains

In a sign that Canadian domains are now a major player in the domain world, Network Solutions has announced that is going to offer .ca domain registration.  This is hot on the heals of Godaddy doing the same thing in July. Network Solutions is charging $34.99 per year for a .ca registration –... [Read more]

Domainersphere War – A Possible Resolution

Domainersphere War – A Possible Resolution

An ugly war has broken out in the domainersphere between Mark Fulton and Owen Frager.  Mark states that Owen’s GrandNames is a “Grand Waste“;  Owen gives a “thumbs down” to Mark’s blog and his AQDN marketplace.  I can’t begin to express how disturbed and... [Read more]

Protecting Your Domains – Going Offshore to Canada

Protecting Your Domains – Going Offshore to Canada

In an increasingly hostile legal environment in the United States, your domains are at risk. Whether it’s the US Treasury Department blacklisting your domains because they are about Cuba or the governor of a backwards state trying to put his cronies’ competitors out of business, this legal... [Read more]

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