A “To Be Released” domain name (TBR) [also known as CIRA DropList] is a previously registered domain name that was deleted and is available for re-registration during a special registration session known as a TBR session. The TBR process allows Registrars to compete for TBR domain names. This is a manual service requiring specialised monitoring. There is a $50 CAD fee for the service which is also refundable if we are not successful in acquiring the domain.
Special Domains and the TBR System
Although third-level domain names (domain.on.ca) can no longer be created, existing third and fourth-level domain names can be transferred and renewed. CIRA continues to support existing third and fourth-level domain names as well as second and fourth-level municipal domain names (town.nameoftown.bc.ca). Third-level domain names that are deleted and not subsequently renewed will not be available as TBR domain names.
You can also go directly to CIRA’s page for domains being released weekly via TBR. For more information on this, please click HERE.
If you would like to register a domain within CIRA’s TBR list, you’ll need to do the following:
- Log into your easyDNS account and send an EASY-DOES.IT request with the necessary details (click HERE for more details on EASY-DOES.IT requests)
- Once we receive your request, we’ll generate a manual invoice for your TBR which you’ll need to pay before we can comply. You’ll be notified via the same EASY-DOES.IT request when the invoice is ready.
- Make a payment for the said invoice.
- We’ll then monitor the TBR domain and notify you whether we were able/unable to register it. If we were unable to register the domain name, you’ll be refunded in full.
Once the above process has been completed, the TBR domain will appear within your easyDNS account.
TBR occurs every Wednesday at 19:00UTC (2PM Eastern Standard or 3PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time).