Recently the big 3 browser makers (Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla) made a decision that will change how secure websites are handled going forward.

Specifically, they made the decision to no longer support the SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm version 1) technology, which at the moment is standard with SSL certificates.

Read more on The Upcoming SSL Certificate Change, and What it Means to You…

Last Tuesday (October 14, 2014), the Security Team at Google announced that a new SSL vulnerability has been discovered. Dubbed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption), the vulnerability allows hackers to gain access to encrypted data, including email, banking and social media accounts. Attacks are dependent on the fact that most web servers and browsers continue to use the 15 year old SSL 3.0 to secure their communications. Although SSL has been succeeded by Transport Layer Security (TSL) encryption, SSL 3.0 is still widely used by to support compatibility with Internet Explorer 6.

Read more on Security Update to the POODLE Vulnerability Bug…

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We’re kicking this month off with a new promotion. Throughout October, register a .GLOBAL domain for 1 year and receive a 2nd year for FREE when using promo code GLOBAL.

To take advantage of this great offer, simply search for a .GLOBAL domain name of your choice, and at the shopping cart, use “GLOBAL” to register a 2-year .GLOBAL domain name for only USD $70.99!

Read more on .GLOBAL Sale: Get two years for the price of one…

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Join 1000’s of business owners, entrepreneurs and business experts for the #1 business event! Happening in 3 cities

Celebrate Small Business Month and join business owners, entrepreneurs and experts for the SOHO|SME events! Happening in 3 cities in 4 weeks, the SOHO|SME event brings industry experts and speakers to talk about topics that are critical to business success! Attend the events and get inspired and motivated to drive your business success!

Read more on Celebrate Small Business Month at the 2014 SOHO|SME Business Expo…

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CIRA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced that Kerry Brown, Susan Mehinagic, Faye West, and Andrew Escobar have been elected to its Board of Directors. A total of 706 votes were cast, and a complete list of candidates and vote counts has been posted.

Read more on CIRA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results…

How to Create a Custom URL

Let’s face it, most small businesses only have one domain name. While we advocate registering different variation of your domain name so that no one can steal your brand’s identity online, it can feel like a waste knowing that the new domain name you registered isn’t doing anything to promote your business or drive more traffic to your website.

Read more on How to Create a Custom URL with Domain Forwarding…

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CIRA Board of Directors Election Campaign Forum Starts on September 10 – The campaign forum for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors election starts on Wednesday, September 10. The list of final candidates will be announced at that time. The forum runs until September 17, to be followed by the voting period.

Read more on Domain Name News – CIRA Election Campaign Forum Starts on September 10…