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    Domain Names - A Guide

    Registered
    • The domain is functional and can be renewed for a maximum of 10 years.
    • The domain's DNS can be altered. E-mail can be set up.
    • Domain cannot be transferred within the first 60 days of registration although it can be pushed through most registrars.

    How to acquire a domain name :

    I prefer using the registrar http://www.namespro.ca
    You can also use the following registrars: http://www.godaddy.ca , http://www.10dollar.ca , http://www.tigerdomains.ca , http://www.koallo.ca

    Keep in mind you need a Canadian presence in order to register .ca's.

    How to choose a web hosting company :

    Here are the Top 10 from 2014 - CLICK HERE

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    Auto-Renew Grace Period - A guide

    Auto-renew Grace Period


    • During the Auto-renew Grace Period, your domain name is suspended which means that it does not resolve to your website.
    • Status lasts for a period of 45 calendar days after the day the domain has expired. (depending on registrar, in some cases this is 30 days once domain is suspended)
    • The domain can be renewed at the regular renewal price.

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    Redemption Grace Period - A guide

    Redemption Grace Period

    • The domain name can be redeemed and renewed.
    • During the Grace Redemption Period, your domain name is suspended which means that it does not resolve to your website and access to e-mail is suspended.
    • The domain cannot be modified or purged, it can only be restored and re-activated

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    TBR (To Be Released) - A guide

    TBR (To Be Released)

    • The registry sets this status after a domain has been set in redemption status and the domain has not been restored by the registrar.
      • Once in this status all registrar requests to modify or otherwise update the domain will be rejected.
      • The domain will be purged from the registry database after being in this status for 60 hours to 1 week.
      • A TBR session will occur 1 hour, once per week on Wednesday. Once purged, the domain will be available to the public for registration.
      • If domain is dropped and not backordered you will be able to register the domain exactly one day after TBR.

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    How do you participate in TBR? A Guide

    As you know, buying a dropping domain from TBR is not like any other extension.

    It is quite unique. Domains drop every week on Wednesday.

    So how do you purchase these domains? Well there are 30+ registrars.

    To improve your chances at picking up a domain. You need to create an account at these registrars and then backorder the domains prior to Wednesday. The list is finalized on Tuesday at the CIRA website.

    Here are the top registrars to backorder these expired domains :

    1. Pool.com (Auction)
    2. Sibername.com (Auction)
    3. Namespro.ca (Pre-bidding)
    4. Egatedomains.ca (Pre-bidding)

    Not every registrar allows you to bid in auction. For example Namespro.ca and Egatedomains.ca has pre-bidding. At namespro.ca the highest bid at 1:40 PM EST on Wednesday will be the highest bidder for that domain. Egatedomains.ca's cut off time is 1:30 PM EST on Wednesday. Therefore the highest bid at cut off time would be considered the highest bidder. If the registrar captures that domain, it is yours with no auction! Keep in mind, you have to be very quick at these registrars.

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    What is Canadian Presence Requirements? (CPR)

    .CA domain names are reserved for Canadians and organizations that have a significant Canadian presence.

    Canadian Presence Requirements (CPR) are criteria that classify Registrants according to a legal type (for example, as a company or as an individual). The legal type determines whether Registrants are eligible to register .CA domain names and ensures that Registrants have a legal connection to Canada. CIRA requires potential Registrants to prove that they meet these requirements before granting them a .CA domain name.

    If you need more detailed info, that is available here : http://www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/...trants/CPR.pdf

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    Domain Names - A Guide

    Interesting info - you can also forward a domain name either masked or unmasked - An unmasked or easy domain forward is simply redirecting your URL to another web-site, the user types in www.apple.ca and is redirected to the site www.orange.ca. Masked URL forwarding is used when you want your domain name to remain in the web browser's address bar, hiding the domain name you are redirecting for example the user typing in www.apple.ca and being redirected to another site but the address in the web browser's address bar remains www.apple.ca

    Forwarding can be an cost-effective way of aggregating traffic. For example, if you own the web-site www.fruit.ca it may be cost effective to acquire domains names such as www.apple.ca, www.orange.ca, www.banana.ca, www.peach.ca etc. Each domain name will receive direct type-in traffic from users interested in fruit(s). It can be a cost effective method of acquiring targetted traffic for a web-site.
    Last edited by tiger; 03-10-2011 at 12:53 PM.
    TigerDomains.ca Canada's Domain Registrar

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