Re: Discuss CIRA Restricted Domains

So as  I understand it there is this rule about place names being restricted from registration (e.g. names of towns, cities etc. in Canada).

What if I register a name EXAMPLE.ca and then some town renames itself to EXAMPLE long after I have registered it, do they take it away?

Bob

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Re: Discuss CIRA Restricted Domains

Nope.  I own a few places myself.

In fact myself and another member here knew of a new city that was being incorporated and we weren't sure what exactly the new name was going to be (because it was going to be voted on) so we tried to register and buy up several variations before the vote happened.

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Re: Discuss CIRA Restricted Domains

My friend told me how he was in a place called "Tatamagouche" in Nova Scotia the other day.

Tatamagouche.ca is restricted with no history of ever being registered, and the village has been using villageoftatamagouche.com since 2014. Ain't that a mouthful of a domain? That's 21 letters, and 21 chances of making a typo. Just spelling Tatamagouche alone is tricky enough.. lol

This is most certainly another example where they're entitled to the best domain possible and are completely unaware of it.

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Esdiel wrote:

This is most certainly another example where they're entitled to the best domain possible and are completely unaware of it.

Or is it that they want the .Com and not .CA?? Too bad they didn't want to use tatamagouche.com even after registering it. They also opted not to register villageoftatamagouche.ca.

There seems to be a real dislike for a .Ca by a village in Canada.

Re: Discuss CIRA Restricted Domains

Eby wrote:

Or is it that they want the .Com and not .CA?? Too bad they didn't want to use tatamagouche.com even after registering it. They also opted not to register villageoftatamagouche.ca.

There seems to be a real dislike for a .Ca by a village in Canada.

Well you're right that they seem to be leaning towards the .com since that's what their running with already, and they did previously own/use tatamagouche.com for a long time but seem to have let that drop sometime in 2010-2011.

So yep, definitely leaning towards the .com but I imagine they at least looked up tatamagouche.ca on a registrar like GoDaddy when they wanted to rebuild, saw it was "taken"/unavailable because it's restricted, and then moved on to another domain since they didn't know it was theirs to claim.

Would be crazy not to at least check for it (before choosing to go with their current domain), and even if they did check I would bet they'd have no idea it's reserved for them since there isn't any sort of indication it is... unless they knew to check the whois, read the info carefully, and then dig even further into it.

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