.Ca Sales 79% Higher in 2023 (1 Viewing)

.CA sales volume is up because Namebio added some new sources and ones like Namecheap (and some domain sellers) are flooding their system with low 3-figure "sales". I would bet money that the "average .CA sales price" on Namebio is way down since 2022.

No wonder Canadian businesses are lowballing more than ever, as Namecheap keeps sending in more crap .CA sales. Does anyone really care what single-user junk .CA domains like OnyxDental, CompassCannabis or RDXSports sell for?

And even so, I'm still not seeing the numbers, as since Nov 19 to the end of year, there was a single .CA sale logged., that being for a massive $449 USD. And which genius sent in a $350 sale for visio.ca? o_O

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You can't - these are likely Namecheap expired domains.
Are registrars allowed to sell expired .CA domains? I don't think so.

General Registration Rules – CIRA

Deletion of Renewed Domain Name Registrations
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Following the automatic renewal of a Domain Name Registration pursuant to Section 7.3, there is a 45 day period in which the Registrar of Record can request that CIRA delete the Domain Name Registration, notwithstanding the auto-renewal (the “Auto Renew Grace Period”). Such request must be done in good faith. It must also be done at the request of the Registrant, with the exception of only clear instances of non-payment by the Registrant of the Domain Name Registration renewal fee. In such case, the Registrar of Record shall be entitled to only delete or suspend the Domain Name Registration during the Auto Renew Grace Period. Any such suspension shall only be in place during the Auto Renew Grace Period, and shall be lifted at the end of this period. Under no circumstances may the Registrar of Record transfer the Domain Name Registration to its own account or to any other third party, change the Registrant associated with the Domain Name Registration, or change the DNS information associated with the Domain Name Registration, with the exception of changing the DNS to a webpage advising of the non-renewal or deletion of the Domain Name Registration. Once the request to delete the Domain Name Registration is processed by CIRA, CIRA will delete the Domain Name Registration. CIRA will credit the Registrar of Record with the amount previously debited or charged for the auto-renewal. CIRA will then notify the Registrar of Record and the Registrant of the deletion of the Domain Name Registration. The Registrar of Record must delete a Domain Name Registration during the Auto Renew Grace Period if requested by the Registrant.
 
Are registrars allowed to sell expired .CA domains? I don't think so.

I know, but it has to be something weird going on, as no one is going to register this kind of junk to resell, especially at no-profit prices like that.

I did some research on OnyxDental.ca and the company currently using it was the prior owner, and it did expire (but never went to the TBR), so maybe this "sales price" is actually just a variable redemption cost (i.e. a expired fee) for NC to get the domain back for them?

Whatever it is this should NOT be reported as a sale and if anyone knows someone at Namebio, please pass this on.
 
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There was never a $145 sale - that's just a Namecheap "recovery fee" for letting a domain go by the initial suspended period and into redemption. NC probably charges a different amount, depending on how late the redemption takes place.

Either way, these spurious fees should not be on a sales list.
 
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I just reported my findings on these miniscule Namecheap "sales" so we'll see what they do about it.

I think it's a case of them getting a NC feed and due to the faulty criteria, non-sale data is sneaking in and being erroneously reported as sales.
 
I just reported my findings on these miniscule Namecheap "sales" so we'll see what they do about it.

I think it's a case of them getting a NC feed and due to the faulty criteria, non-sale data is sneaking in and being erroneously reported as sales.
Agree
 
I was contacted by Namebio and apparently these are expired Namecheap sales and even if NC is extorting their customers for letting a domain expire, it is still viewed as a "valid sale" by NB.

According to NB "it's no different than a $25 expired auction sale at GD".

I don't agree, but at least these "micro-sales" give us something to laugh about.
 

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