The recent dnjournal report featured many high value .ca domains sales from myid auctions.
Canadian domains are hot now and there is still a lot of potential to buy both premium generics, like pharmacies.ca and enjoy.ca etc, as well as more targeted and well fit for development domains like VancouverTravel.ca and MontrealMortgages.ca. The gap between projected earnings on a developed site like that and the price for domains is still rather high.
Myid is currently the only marketplace dedicated to selling .ca domains and now when we’ve seen the potential, I’m sure others will join and focus on Canadian domains. Sibername used to have similar auctions, but they weren’t very popular and they stopped them, however we managed to sell 7 LLL.ca domains in the last one at $180 each.
Myid currently employs a rather sophisticated authentication process, which a good way to prevent non paying bidders like in sedo, but also a pain for domainers due to having to send them a large amount of documents for confirmation.
To list your domains on any of the DOT CA Auctions, the following must
* Complete the authentication process (one time only).
o Documents needed: Government issued photo ID and credit card, both
should be in your name as reflected on your MyID.ca account.
o Preparing the documents:
+ Put a piece of tape over a blank part of a credit card (in your
name) front and write on it ‘For MyID.ca use only’.
+ With your digital camera or scanner, create digital pictures of of
your ID and both sides of the credit card.
N.B.If you do not have a scanner or digital camera, take a high
resolution photocopy of these and make sure that all is legible so
that we can read the info when we receive the documents by fax. We
will not authenticate anyone to the auction unless every single
document we receive is legible. On all faxed documents, include your
o Sending the documents:
+ Email the digital images as follows:
Front of credit card —————> Support@myid.ca (include your
Back of credit card ————–> email@example.com (include your
Photo ID ————–>firstname.lastname@example.org (include your MyID.ca username)
+ If you do not have a scanner or digital camera, fax the legible
photocopies to (866) 224-4095. Again note that We have received many
illegible documents in the past that had to be resent. We will not
authenticate anyone to the auction unless every single document we
receive is legible.
* Seller Agreement (Must be completed for every auction as it is
dependent on domains submitted) :
Once the domains you have submitted have been approved to be listed in
the domain auction, you will see a link to download the seller
agreement. Download it, fill in the required info, date it, sign it,
then either scan and email it to email@example.com or fax it to (866)
224-4095. Make sure you include your MyID.ca username either way. The
deadline to return the agreement will be noted on it and it must be
received before that deadline.
It is not possible to have any domains listed in any DOT CA Auctions
without having the completed and signed agreement returned in time.
Note that if you are currently listing any of your domains in the
auction, and are interested in bidding on any of the other domains
listed, then you must send us the signed bidder agreement as well.
More info here.
* Verify that your MyID.ca info is correct:
We must have correct contact info in your account profile including
the spelling of your name and your phone number. We will verify that
the info is correct and only those with correct info will be able to
There are mixed comments about that on DNF, however once the conditions are softened more people should join.