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.CA DOMAIN HACKS

Domain hacks and the year they were last registered:


chi.ca (2000)

eri.ca (2011)

mec.ca (2007)

veroni.ca (2005)

lo.ca (2000)

ca.ca (restricted)

pa.ca (2003)

co.ca (2003)

alpa.ca (2006)

sili.ca (2009)

sene.ca (2011)

eroti.ca (2012)

repli.ca (2000)

arabi.ca (2012)

antarcti.ca (2021)

jamai.ca (2001)

basili.ca (2014)

harmoni.ca (2005)

electroni.ca (2000)

magi.ca (2006)

sambu.ca (2019)

or.ca (2002)

musi.ca (2011)

indi.ca (2003)

cir.ca (2003)

afri.ca (2014)

ameri.ca (2000)

angeli.ca (2003)

jessi.ca (2000)

rebec.ca (2010)

bian.ca (2010)

frances.ca (2003)
 
Man I remember doing that a few years back trying to find something available.
I remember looking for English words ending in ca and then typing them all in.

That wasted a good part of my life.

Thanks for posting that, it may save others in performing the fruitless endeavor I did.

PS. You just hit 100 topics (y)
 
Whenever I read or hear the term "Domain Hack" my teeth grind.

It has to be the most idiotic term ever invented, and even worse, it is based a dated and near-antiquated "hack" clickbait fad that died out a decade ago.

I see a lot of people on Twitter using "span the dot" and seriously anything would be better than "Domain Hack". šŸ˜©
 
You might not like it but it is what it is.

What would you call it? Span the dot ainā€™t really a thing.
 
You might not like it but it is what it is.

What would you call it? Span the dot ainā€™t really a thing.

No offense, but Domain Hack is a totally outdated, unmarketable and seemingly-dangerous term (hacking) to business, and in the mid-2010's there was a definite move to stop using the bait-click term "Hack" so almost no one uses it anymore and it quickly went highly out of fashion.

Plus, a large portion of the aftermarket sales are fake, especially the short domains, as most times the company who purchased it bought it as an L, LL, LLL or LLLL and not a span the dot/domain span purchase. The entire market is just stupid piled on stupid piled on stupid and even-keeled Bob on NP stated the fact that these sales should be confirmed by usage, not just the fact that by spanning the dot, it creates some weird word.

Change is part of life and if your given name was Farty McPoopy Pants, I guess "you might not like it but it is what it is" rather than moving on from a incredibly poor initial choice by your creators.
 
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Dear Mr. Farty McPoopy Pants,

I agree with what you're saying but i guess we don't need to take it so literally either. It's like how people say "life hacks"... it has nothing to do with computers or the technical sense but it's still known and understood as a work-around or something clever, similar to hacking. I agree it can easily be interpreted in a negative way too, but the word is used in a positive way in these other contexts.

Yours truly,

Domain Hack
 
Lo.ca is up there, and Loca.ca sold for 18,650 USD on May 22th, 2022: https://namebio.com/loca.ca

How much do you guys think lo.ca might be worth? And does the recent sale of Loca.ca have an affect on the value of lo.ca? Certainly can't hurt, and lo.ca was a better domain to begin with imo, but does it make a big difference?
 
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1) No one says "Life Hacks" anymore, which is one of my points, as that fad went out with the plague. Sometimes it's nice to have kids, as I just mentioned "Life Hacks" and they all laughed and said stuff under their breath.

2) If businesses buy a domain span/span the dot domain, it's usually because the word/acronym/whatever is NOT available in the TLD of choice. If LOCA.ca is available they would buy it and would go nowhere near LO.ca unless LOCA.ca was not available and they had exhausted LOCA in every other TLD. It's like .IO or .CO, these are only a thing if the .COM is already gone or priced into the stratosphere.

Personally, would you rather own Afri.ca over Africa.com or even Africa.ca? Or the other way around, would you as a domain investor trade Africa.com or Africa.ca for Afir.ca? And no fair on LOCA vs LO as that's a 2-letter (hence a lot of spanned L, LL and even LLL domain sales are fake)- it would have to be sold and used as LOCA.

Not me and a lot of other people, and Afri.ca would only be a "thing" if Africa was taken in virtually every viable TLD and I absolutely had to have "Africa".
 
Would you prefer to own lo.ca or loca.ca?
 
In the context of this thread, I would be a company called LOCA and and do business in Canada.

I would pick LOCA.ca easily, as it fits the accepted format of a brand + domain and there can be no confusion in relaying their company name and the TLD. If I owned a company called LOCA, and LOCA.ca & LO.ca were both available, I'd have to be crazy to pick LO.ca. LO.ca is a great domain due to it being a 2-letter, but in this case it would only be a fallback if LOCA.ca was already gone.

The issue is, if LO.ca ever gets sold and the company just happens to use LO as a 2-letter acronym, or the word/term "Lo" as their brand (99% percent of potential buyers), the "domain hack boyz" will promote it as a "hot sale" for their beloved niche, when in reality that aspect of the domain had absolutely nothing to do with the sale.

I think Bob at NP did a report on this and it turned out a number of supposed domain hack sales were actually L, LL or LLL acronym sales and it was just coincidence the domain + TLD made a word or term.
 
I think first choice should always be staying with convention, {word}.ca is best, or LL or LLL acronyms for long-winded names. Hacks mean you're desperate to find something cheap, but without having to add a second word. But I think adding the confusion of the tld hack is worse than the second word. So I'd say it would be very dumb to turn a premium domain (at a premium price) into a hack.

The only time that might make sense is if the company has more money than brains and you want to make a big splash and highlight the fact that you're different. But even then they should have BOTH. Its an expensive strategy, kinda like walking up to a roulette table and putting all your chips on one number. If it hits, you hit big. But 37 out of 38 times its a total bust.
 
Wasn't the direction i was expecting this conversation to go but it's still interesting.

I agree with you guys but the point of this topic wasn't to discuss the definition of hack or to suggest that domain hacks were better than the actual word. It was simply to identify .ca domain hacks that were already registered. Nothing more.

Africa.ca is clearly a better domain than afri.ca. And the real answer to my question about lo.ca vs. loca.ca, is that lo.ca is a much better domain given that it's a premium LL. Sure that's without any context, but just like africa.ca is a better domain than afri.ca, with no context.

I just find domain hacks interesting, and it is in fact the term everyone uses. I'm not a huge fan of them but I think they make most sense when there are as few characters as possible since it makes it the most obvious possible. Like the sale of b.et for 100K last year.
 
I just find domain hacks interesting, and it is in fact the term everyone uses. I'm not a huge fan of them but I think they make most sense when there are as few characters as possible since it makes it the most obvious possible. Like the sale of b.et for 100K last year.

I have no real problem with the terminology - we all know what it means, although the uninformed could think it is more nefarious than it is. But the general public would never need to know its called a "domain hack" anyways.

And while I don't think domain hacks are ideal, I think they had their place as a cheap alternative, but knowing you have to go to extra big of effort to distinguish from the one word. I think they're best used by the company that owns the real deal, as if bet.com owned b.et and then just used it as a url shortener.
 
And while I don't think domain hacks are ideal, I think they had their place as a cheap alternative, but knowing you have to go to extra big of effort to distinguish from the one word. I think they're best used by the company that owns the real deal, as if bet.com owned b.et and then just used it as a url shortener.

Totally agree with this, as using b.et as your primary URL is far from optimal, but as a secondary promotional domain it makes a lot of sense - plus you protect your brand as well.

Why these don't work is something Domain King Rick can easily attest to, as every time a company uses and promotes of one of these span-the-dot monstrosities and Rick own the real .COM, his traffic and ad revenue always spike, sometimes massively.

It might be 50 years before the general public fully embraces this stuff and by that time we'll probably be more concerned with hiding from roaming cannibal gangs and dodging the Bezos Death Ray from Space than domains.
 
I think they're best used by the company that owns the real deal, as if bet.com owned b.et and then just used it as a url shortener.
Agreed too, however b.et first had bet.me i believe and they have websites on both domains atm... rather than either being used as a redirect. Not sure what their intention is but maybe they're working on a merger of some kind.

Another thing that came to mind after your comment was how magi.ca is being used as a redirect to magicleap.com. It isn't reported on namebio but i remember seeing it sold for 5,888 USD in GD's comparable sales section. Registered in 2006 but whois suggests it's still owned by a domainer.
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Wait a minute, Magica is not even a word, while Magi is...
 

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