How NOT to use a .ca URL

MapleDots

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www.Mercedes-Benz-Kitchener-Waterloo.ca

Then they decided not to register the .com which is OK because they are Canadian.

So here is the crazy part...

For email they are using..

name@mercedes-benzkw.com because someone bought up the .ca version of that.
(registered at NamesPro.ca)

So a horrendous .ca as the main and then a .com for the email.

What a bloody mess o_O


WIth so many good short .ca's available they could have bought a nice short forwarding domain that they could also have used for email.

My 12 year old son is also into domaining and he registered mbkw in ca and unbelievably it was available.

These guys know cars but they sure as heck don't know anything about domains.
 

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All of them are awful. They must really have a love of hyphens
 

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In Canada all MB dealers now have to be called Mercedes-Benz and the city or region name

So because this dealer is in a twin city which is always referred to as Kitchener-Waterloo they had little choice. They are in Kitchener but could have dropped the waterloo but because they are exclusive to both territories this part was mandated so...

Mercedes-Benz-Kitchener-Waterloo.ca the only optional part would have been the hyphen between Benz and Kitchener and the hyphen between Kitchener and waterloo.

So they were pretty well stuck and needed something shorter for email ie Mercedes-BenzKW.com but the .ca was taken by someone with foresight.

The cats meow would have been info@mbkw.ca as a small redirect for the long url.
I do that with one of my businesses with a long name, I redirect the acronym to the long and use the acronym for email.

Unbelievable they did not think of MBKW and my 12 year old son did.
 

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In Canada all MB dealers now have to be called Mercedes-Benz and the city or region name

So because this dealer is in a twin city which is always referred to as Kitchener-Waterloo they had little choice. They are in Kitchener but could have dropped the waterloo but because they are exclusive to both territories this part was mandated so...

Mercedes-Benz-Kitchener-Waterloo.ca the only optional part would have been the hyphen between Benz and Kitchener and the hyphen between Kitchener and waterloo.

So they were pretty well stuck and needed something shorter for email ie Mercedes-BenzKW.com but the .ca was taken by someone with foresight.

The cats meow would have been info@mbkw.ca as a small redirect for the long url.
I do that with one of my businesses with a long name, I redirect the acronym to the long and use the acronym for email.

Unbelievable they did not think of MBKW and my 12 year old son did.
Sometimes it takes some new blood (or a "newbie"!)