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Topic: RBC.ca sold?!?

So it looks like after 20+ years of sitting on it, someone finally got their payday!

Updated April 16, 2021, now owned by RBC Royal Bank of Canada.  I assume this just happened as I've periodically checked it over the years, and its not even redirecting to their website yet.

@GeorgeK, keep an eye on this please to see if you can eventually uncover the details!

Domain Name: rbc.ca
Registry Domain ID: D6767-CIRA
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.ca.fury.ca
Registrar URL: www.brandsight.com
Updated Date: 2021-04-16T15:29:11Z
Creation Date: 2000-10-12T23:12:24Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2025-07-23T04:00:00Z
Registrar: Brandsight Canada, LTD.
Registrar IANA ID: not applicable
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 83379650-CIRA
Registrant Name: RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Registrant Organization: Royal Bank of Canada
Registrant Street: 330 Front Street West, 8th Floor
Registrant City: Toronto
Registrant State/Province: ON
Registrant Postal Code: M5V0G5
Registrant Country: CA
Registrant Phone: +1.4163485121
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: rbcdomainreg@rbc.com

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

Great research, I checked this one over the years too and forgot to check the last few years.

Right now they are using...



https://www.rbc.com/canada.html

https://www.rbc.com/united-states.html

https://www.rbc.com/international.html


All linked from the main rbc.com

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

Generally, companies won't report domain name transactions in their financial statements unless those transactions are material. For very large companies (and RBC has a market cap over $100 billion), it's unlikely a transaction for a .ca would ever be considered material.

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

Great catch @rlm. Both RBC and TD did not own their .Cas. Now both of them own it. Good case for the .Ca market. Both were never reported or like George said, will never be.

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

Great catch indeed. For the previous owner to be sitting on it for so long, I can’t imagine the acquisition price. Obviously it was at least a 6 figure sale in my opinion.


Anyone think it could have went for 7 figures?

The Fab 5:


Do.ca, Of.ca, No.ca, He.ca, Be.ca

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

I assume the owner was asking a high price, otherwise RBC would have just bought it a long time ago.  Regardless of what they were asking, Royal Bank was probably too stubborn for their own good for not having bought it a long time ago.

The big question is - which party finally caved?

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

Was talking about this on the phone with @DomainTrader today.

So now we have to start a contest to see how we can figure out a sale price.

Let the sleuthing begin...

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

Great find
Great news for CA

DomainTrader.com

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

Let’s hope that there wasn’t an NDA signed so the previous owner can list the sale price.

Would large corporations generally ask for a NDA to be signed?

The Fab 5:


Do.ca, Of.ca, No.ca, He.ca, Be.ca

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

Nafti wrote:

Let’s hope that there wasn’t an NDA signed so the previous owner can list the sale price.

Would large corporations generally ask for a NDA to be signed?

Its been part of _almost_ every large sale I've ever had.

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Re: RBC.ca sold?!?

I wonder if Royal negotiated for the domain straight up, or threatened or tried to file a dispute with CIRA first?

(formerly hugegrowth in my past domainer life)

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domains wrote:

I wonder if Royal negotiated for the domain straight up, or threatened or tried to file a dispute with CIRA first?

I doubt they went through a dispute - the owner was pretty careful with it for all these years - if they were going the legal route, they probably would have done it a long time ago.