Quite honestly there is not much to report, the few sales I am getting are all in the 5k range and any offers I have on my premiums are too low, I simply ignore the offer and go on with my day.
I think there is a lot of holding going on and the majority of the movement is in the 1-3k range. For me I don't sell in that range but a number of domainers I know do quite well in that space.
The reason you are not reading about any sales is because there is only sub level activity.
Quite honestly it has always been my opinion that most higher .ca sales were anomalies generated by domainers. The recent hush.ca sale was probably the only sale of significance but the sale (reportedly over a million) is probably skewed because it was technically not a real domain sale. A lot of the sale price was because hush.ca was actively used as a website and the owner had to have a significant offer to move the business to a two word address. Had the sale been strictly for an unused domain I doubt the price would have been anywhere near a million.
That said the .ca is ripe with inventory, domainers are sitting on a large inventory, but if my inbox is any indication there is going to be a sell off coming. I have been actively pursuing .ca purchases and for a long time I had to hunt owners down. Now I am being contacted one or two times a week from people with nice domains that are willing to part with them. The problem is there are only so many times I am willing to part with 10k to buy from a domainer so I am finding myself saying no more often than not.
As far as two word domains go, I rarely ever look at them anymore and if the listings on the forum are any indication the resale values are pretty poor. I hand register two words like SilverStyle.ca if they make sense to me for use in commerce but if a domainer asked me to pay $100 for it I would have turned it down.
Domainers have to create interest, we have to educate people as to the value of domains but as you can see by the level of activity on the board nobody is really interested in generating a proper .ca resource to educate potential clients. I have been trying to get traction for this forum since November and other than a few spurts of activity most everyone that comes to read never posts. I look at the stats, I see tons of visits but no posts. DNJournal means nothing to perspective clients, we need a Canadian resource to show the value of .ca and I have tried there but it seems to be a one man show, so much so that I have thought about moving the resource to blog.dn.ca and transitioning from a forum to a blog format. I mean if I am going to be the only one starting articles why put in an effort maintaining a community.
So yes, I get your point, I am not depressed but definitely saddened by the lack of interest in .ca on the domainer end, if we cannot get excited and create a buzz how can we expect our clients too?