cctld Third level .ca domains - some stats

katherine

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Hi,

Digging up some history here :)

Being a rather 'old' ccTLD, .ca (like .us) carries a number of historical registrations at the third level (like .on.ca or .qc.ca). I have always wondered how many such remnants of the past are still to be found in .ca.

As of April 2015 there were a little more than 2.25M .ca domains registered, including third level domain names. The share of third level domains is in fact tiny.
These figures should be fairly accurate, because they are recent. Note: third level registrations are frozen since 2010.

Interestingly, .qc.ca is nearly twice as big as .on.ca - I was expecting somewhat of a tie :)

PS: fourth level registrations also exist... (example: AEROPORT.BROMONT.QC.CA). I found fewer than 1000.

The stats then look like this:

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PS: the forum strips multiple spaces in posts, no way to keep a consistent layout in plain text.
 

jaydub

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I have only one 3rd level...a .on.ca I bought it several years ago
...but I bought it because by owning it I could buy the .ca :D
 
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