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To Be Released Domain Names (TBR)

To Be Released Domain

What "Suspended" Domains Are:

When a dot-ca domain reaches its expiration date, it becomes suspended. A domain name remains suspended for 30-45 days. A 30 day Redemption period follow the suspension period. During this extended period, only the domain owner may reactivate the domain name and retain ownership by renewing it.

What "TBR" Domains Are:

TBR stands for "To Be Released". When a dot-ca domain is not renewed within the suspension and redemption periods, it is “deleted’” and becomes TBR(To Be Released). The domain names in TBR status become available for registration during a "special registration period" every Wednesday.

How To Register These Domains:

Due to the high demand for many TBR domains, CIRA has a special registration period before returning them to the pool of available domains.

We have teamed up with our affiliate registrars to submit registration requests as soon as the domain name enters this special registration period. This provides the best possible chances of registering a domain name before it gets released to the public.

Click Here To Reserve a Suspended or TBR domain!

Did you miss out on registering the .ca domain name that you wanted? Be the first one to register it when it expires!

Using online TBR reservation system you can sign up for as many TBR domains as you like.

View the current lists of TBR domain names that will be released.

* We cannot guarantee that your domain will be registered successfully but reserving it is risk free. You will only pay if the domain is successfully registered and awarded to you.

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Got a TBR Domain?

If you have acquired a TBR domain through our system, you can manage it at the registrar website. Please enter the domain name here: