MyID Dot Ca Auction Update

March 31, 2008

Further to my recent post, the details of the MyID Dot Ca Auction have been released. Here it is in a nutshell:

1. Monthly Auction – The auction will start on the first Thursday of each month at 15:45 EST and end on the following Thursday at 15:45 EST. The first auction will be start May 1, 2008 and run until May 8, 2008.

2. Deadline for Submissions – Submissions must be made during the first seven days of the preceding month. So, for the May auction, submissions must be made from April 1 until April 7. There will be a web based interface set up for submissions, but for now submissions are made via email. Submissions must include a desired reserve range and a suggested category (see below).

3. Categories – For the first auction, the categories will include:
2-3 character
Professional Services (Legal, Medical, Accounting,…)
Health, Fitness, Nutrition, and Exercise
Real estate
Geo Domains (Domains that have ‘Canada’, ‘Canadian’, or any of the Canadian provinces/cities in them)
Business and Financial Services (Loans, mortgages,…)
French domains
Miscellaneous (Domains that do not fit in any category above)

4. Reserve Ranges – Reserve ranges will be grouped into the following categories:

5. Domains on Auction – Domains that will be auctioned will be announced 15 days before the auction. For the upcoming May auction, the list will be announced on April 15, 2008.

6. Security – MyID will be announcing steps they will take to prevent bogus bids and to ensure the legitimacy of domain owners.

All in all, it sounds to me like a good set up. If you wish to sign up as a buyer or a seller, head on over to MyID. Launches .ca Auctions

March 27, 2008 has now tossed their hat into the .ca auction market ring.

Prior to this, the only company offering .ca auctions was Sibername. Sibername only started offering these auctions in December 2007. It’s good to see increasing competition in this market, and it’s a sure sign that .ca domains are becoming more important.

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Fucked Up – The Theft of and

March 7, 2008

A domainer is cheated of over $120,000. The FBI and the police are involved. And so is an allegedly 16 year old boy in Ontario, Canada.

You work hard for what you have earned in life. You spend all day crouched over your computer doing research and negotiating deals. But some people aren’t willing to put in this work and want quick shortcuts – and will do this at the expense of your life savings.

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Domain Bits – In the Spotlight at Domainer Developer

March 7, 2008

Domainer Developer recently did a profile of this blog and me. You can read it here.

Thanks a lot! And make sure to add Domainer Developer to your feed reader.

What Everyone Ought to Know About Geo Domains

March 3, 2008

I’ve got a real interest in Geo Domains as I think that they have a lot of potential for future appreciation. As well, coming from a competitive webmastering background, I could see how the right Geo Domain could provide a substantial competitive advantage. In fact, the first major domain purchase I made was a Geo Domain.

Because of this, I was happy to see the launch of Simply Geo a few months ago. This is a blog devoted solely to the Geo Domain industry. Despite its youth, the founder of this blog, Steven Morales, has managed to turn his blog into one of the must-read blogs of the domain industry. As well, he has started a corresponding forum at If you are interested in Geo Domains, these two sites are now the authoritative destination for the field.

So, I was really happy that Steven was willing to take the time out of his busy schedule to answer some of my questions about the Geo Domain industry and provide such comprehensive and informative answers to my questions. Here is what Steven had to say:

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