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It's always nice when you can hand-register a .ca domain that you have a use for or will.

Got glutenfreecandy.ca today.

I'd rather pay $12 than have to buy it for $$$.
 

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aactive said:
It's always nice when you can hand-register a .ca domain that you have a use for or will.

Got glutenfreecandy.ca today.

I'd rather pay $12 than have to buy it for $$$.

Is there gluten in some candy?
 

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DomainTrader said:
Is there gluten in some candy?

There definitely is. Not in the majority of candy, but in many. Allergies are one of the big challenges for the candy (and all food) business. Going into the future, these kinds of things become more and more relevant.
 

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I had an opportunity to buy gluten.ca but opted out because GlutenFree made more sense to me.

In some circumstances two words are better than one.

In ecommerce sometimes 3 words are the most descriptive to reach your target audience.
 

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MapleDots said:
I had an opportunity to buy gluten.ca but opted out because GlutenFree made more sense to me.

In some circumstances two words are better than one.

In ecommerce sometimes 3 words are the most descriptive to reach your target audience.

Agree. The other issue is you can't (or I can't) buy them all. I try and pick my battles and buy the names that make the most sense for my business. I still have about 10 candy names on my wish list...might have to do a Trade & Swap Event! :)
 

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MapleDots said:
In ecommerce sometimes 3 words are the most descriptive to reach your target audience.

I know right... GlutenFreeRecipies.ca lol
 

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MapleDots said:
In ecommerce sometimes 3 words are the most descriptive to reach your target audience.

Sure, as long as ALL the words are required for the core brand, such as Gluten Free, which conversely would be the top pick for virtually any company in any "gluten free" business.
 

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Sure, as long as ALL the words are required for the core brand, such as Gluten Free, which conversely would be the top pick for virtually any company in any "gluten-free" business.

If I had a gluten-free chocolate site, I'd love to have glutenfreechocolate.ca. If glutenfree.ca dropped into my lap or I got cheap, I would forward it to my site. As a stand-alone candy to chocolate site, the bounce rate would be high for glutenfree.ca.
 

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aactive said:
If I had a gluten-free chocolate site, I'd love to have glutenfreechocolate.ca. If glutenfree.ca dropped into my lap or I got cheap, I would forward it to my site. As a stand-alone candy to chocolate site, the bounce rate would be high for glutenfree.ca.

I always prefer the core brand, and would do it the other way around. That way if later on you want to expand your gluten-free offerings, just use another glutenfreexxxxx.ca domain to forward to glutenfree.ca.

Then you can create a glutenfree empire under one domain, while using the less-attractive and less-flexible 3-word specifics for promo and forwarding.
 

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I will often add a descriptive subdomain to a domain to use in commerce.

So aactive just to use yours as an example


If I had candy.ca I might use crave.candy.ca or shop.candy.ca

So maybe the candy.ca would go to the web site telling you why my candy is the best in the world, then shop.candy.ca would take you directly to the shopping portion of the site.


In your case I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaly like CandyCrave.ca and using candy.ca to forward to it is terrific marketing but still leaves the door open to selling the domain should an incredible offer come along.

Cannot wait to see your licorice site
 

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MapleDots said:
I will often add a descriptive subdomain to a domain to use in commerce.

So aactive just to use yours as an example


If I had candy.ca I might use crave.candy.ca or shop.candy.ca

So maybe the candy.ca would go to the web site telling you why my candy is the best in the world, then shop.candy.ca would take you directly to the shopping portion of the site.


In your case I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaly like CandyCrave.ca and using candy.ca to forward to it is terrific marketing but still leaves the door open to selling the domain should an incredible offer come along.

Cannot wait to see your licorice site

I totally get your logic. I'm not a big fan of using sub-domains, but that's just me. I know others use them very successfully.
 

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aactive said:
I totally get your logic. I'm not a big fan of using sub-domains, but that's just me. I know others use them very successfully.

I get it, not every domain owner wants to use subdomains...


Although if you look at google they are no longer buying domains like googlecalendar.com so instead they use calendar.google.com

Technically once you won your desired domain you can modify the subdomain and folder structure in so many ways that no second domain is ever really necessary.

I use it all the time like this...

map.mydomain.ca - directions to the place
about.mydomain.ca - about me
call.mydomain.ca - my video call feed
shop.mydomain.ca - our shopping site
terms.mydomain.ca - terms and policies
privacy.mydomain.ca - our privacy policy

They can come in so handy especially if your privacy policy address looks like this:
www.mydomain.ca/folder/ca/privacy/index.htm

Having a privacy.mydomain.ca shortcut is ideal.
 

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A couple of my more recent hand registered domains were...

SilverStyle.ca and MoonRoof.ca


SilverStyle.ca = Over 50 clothing store

MoonRoof.ca = Registered when I heard of new solar panels that can charge on cloudy days and even with moonlight.



So what did you hand register?
 
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my latest .ca hand regs were:
dogzone
flasher
mylogin
nanogold
zugo

took advantage of the WHC special and these were on my leftover list from old TBR's.

looking back I haven't done much hand regging this year, I'm all about the renewals.