CTC.ca now owned by Microsoft?

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I guess Canadian Tire lost out because CTC.ca (Canadian Tire Corporation) now resolves to Microsoft.

Looks to be either Microsoft or an official affiliate.

I think over the years Canadian Tire had plenty of opportunities to by this domain.
 

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Doubly unfortunate for Canadian Tire, since the CTC is also the home of the Ottawa Senators (Canadian Tire Centre).
 

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I mentioned that domain in a few threads, and it truly is insane that in 2021, Canadian Tire doesn't own either CT.ca or CTC.ca and in an emergency I'm forced to type in that monstrosity of a domain into my phone to "quickly" check stock.

And I would remind everyone that CT took in about $15 Billion last year.
 

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WHOIS shows it's owned by "Charles Tennant & Company".

That landing page is just a standard Windows IIS hosting default (IIS is an alternative Apache or NGINX),

https://www.iis.net/

and doesn't imply the domain is owned by Microsoft.
 

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GeorgeK said:
WHOIS shows it's owned by "Charles Tennant & Company".

That landing page is just a standard Windows IIS hosting default (IIS is an alternative Apache or NGINX),

https://www.iis.net/

and doesn't imply the domain is owned by Microsoft.

Yeah I've seen that page a million times, its just a default microsoft webserver message, like the apache ones you see too.
 

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I'm also surprised they don't own CTC.ca given all the domains they own/bought. The acronym is plastered hundreds of times in all of their financial reports, and it's their ticker too.

On a somewhat related matter, I noticed how they own (and currently use) CTFS.com, as well as MYCTFS.com, for their financial services / banking subsidiary. Interestingly enough, they use the .COM over the .CA... which is a little surprising given they use their .CAs as their primary domain for their other websites. They previously used CTAL.com before switching over to CTFS.com, and I don't think they ever owned CTAL.ca since it's been in use by different companies since 2001.

If you have further questions, just call: 1-866-681-CTFS :)

Just kidding, but it's their actual phone number so feel free to call if you want. Or you can learn more at this wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Tire_Financial_Services
 
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