Art Shippers

Artbiz has compiled this short list of art shippers. I have only had the experience of using Art Packed; which was a good one and can not vouch for the others on the list.  If you have some experiences or know of a good shipper and want to share them with others please provide your comments below, share and share alike!

Art Packed
Art Packed is a Calgary based shipper and covers mostly western Canada but can hook you up with another shipper if you need to go across the border. I have used him and he is good. Art Packed posts a monthly updated schedule on his site

US ArtShips world-wide and is based in the US – the site isn’t clear if they pick up in Canada, you would need to contact them to inquire.

Go Navis
Navis Pack & Ship specializes in the packing, crating, and shipping of fine art and have 5 locations in Ontario.

Pacart came recommend by one of my readers and they say with “good results”.  Pacart ships across Canada and goes into the states (Chicago and New York). There is a monthly schedule posted on their site.

Denbigh Fine Art Services
As part of their comprehensive package of fine art services, Denbigh offers a monthly scheduled art transportation service between Vancouver and Ottawa.

Christie’s Fine Art and Storage
Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS) is the world’s premier storage provider for fine art, antiques and collectibles, with facilities in London, New York and Singapore FreePort.

Artemis Fine Art Services: offers fine art transportation, crating, packing, and installation services to clients throughout the nation.

Domain Name Scam

It came to my attention this morning that there is an email or mail solicitation from Domain Registry of Canada. This is a domain name scam to get you to renew a domain name with them and not your regular domain registrar. At an outrageous price I might add – $40 to $70 per year when a domain name shouldn’t cost you more than $10 – 18.

I have seen a letter and an email and it looks very official but it is in no way affiliated with CIRA (the official .ca registrar in Canada). These guys have been shut down in the states but not yet in Canada.

No Explanation NeededIt is important that you know your registry details. If you are hosted with me or made arrangement thru me for hosting I can provide you with your site details. Please contact me for this information and be in charge of your site!

If you believe you have been misled, paid them anything or have received a letter or email from Domain Registry of Canada you should contact the Competition Bureau toll-free at 1-800-348-5358 or visit their website located at:

They have complaint forms online.

Competition Bureau of Canada
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9
Toll free: 1-800-348-5358
Phone: (819) 997-4282TDD (hearing impaired): 1-800-642-3844
Facsimile: (819) 997-0324