The big joke of this clause is that the entire TBR system is in direct contrast to this statement. CIRA regulates the release of expiring domains to ONLY be available to registrars in TBR sessions, and all successful TBR registrars acquire these domain names SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSFERRING THEM FOR IMMEDIATE DIRECT PROFIT, by way of highest bidder auctions at prices reaching orders of magnitude higher than typical registration prices. Furthermore, rather than evenly distributing expiring domains to all certified CIRA approved registrars, they created a new market for themselves by selling the TBR connections required to acquire these domains for a significant profit to CIRA - in essence creating their own auction system to increase a registrar's odds to acquire the domains. So, CIRA 100% is aware of and clearly authorizes and encourages the purchase and reselling of .CA domain names, by CIRA certified registrars, at costs greatly exceeding actual registration costs, so that both CIRA and the registrars can profit from it.
So - what do ya'll think, does that sound contradictory or no?
I mean, I'm OK with it, after all, that's the system we've lived with and those are the rules we have been playing by so it seems worse to change how TBR works now. But it does seem funny when no one really believes that certain registrars or their beneficial owners don't have large portfolios of domains for resale. I'm not saying that everyone does, but you can be sure some do.
So I am highly skeptical that CIRA enforces that rule in any way shape or form. It would be interesting to know, has CIRA ever enforced that rule?? And if so how? By requiring the registrar to forfeit the domains when they get caught? Or by revoking the registrar's license? There's a huge difference in the two punishments. Those are things that we'll never know because I don't believe CIRA ever lets any dirty laundry type of information like that to become public.