Welcome to Dropping.ca

Who are we?

We are an Ottawa based dropcatching service for dropping .ca domains... hence our name! Our goal is to help you participate in the dynamic and growing .ca domain market, by acquiring the TBR domains that you want.

It is easy to get started. Take a look through our list of Frequently Asked Questions to learn what you need to get going. Once you are ready, you can register here.

We are always interested in your questions and comments. So please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to help you in every way.

About us

Dropping.ca is brought to you by Behrendt Corporation and Hubbard Media; a partnership bringing together over 21 years of combined domaining experience.

Hubbard Media owns and operates dropsystem.co.uk, the UK's premier public dropcatching service.


What is the TBR anyway?

If a .ca domain does not get renewed before its renewal date, it is suspended for a period of 30 days. During this period, the nameservers and email for the domain will not work. The domain registrant is still entitled to renew the domain any time while the domain is suspended.

Once the 30 day suspended period is over, the expired domain will be added to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's "to be released" (TBR) list. This is a list of dropping .ca domains that will be released for registration during the next TBR period. The TBR runs almost every Wednesday, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Ottawa time.

Why .ca?

As Canadians take more and more of their shopping and business to the internet, having a distinctive Canadian identity on the internet is increasingly important for Canadian businesses. This is a boom for the .ca market.

A .ca domain is widely recognized and respected from coast to coast and shows consumers that a business is truly Canadian. As a result, the number of .ca's registered is rapidly increasing and this is being matched by an increase in aftermarket .ca sales.