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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.

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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.

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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.

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Recently I have been shopping for some biking equipment and an air mattress for camping. I used Google to search for my local stores to see if they had the products I was interested in. I was able to find all both companies and their websites, but they didn’t list their inventory or even the detailed products that they sell. Although both businesses had good website design, they didn’t answer any of the questions I had. In the end, I bought the products I was looking for from their competitors simply because they had the information I was looking for. Don’t let this happen to your business.

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5 new domains are launching this week, including the highly anticipated .QUEBEC domain! The La Belle Province is getting its own domain extension and is now available for Sunrise and Landrush registrations! If you’d rather wait for your .QUEBEC domain, don’t worry. We’ve also began accepting Pre-Order Registrations for .QUEBEC and 4 other new domains this week.

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Does my small business need a website
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If you are running any business, you need a website.

According to The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (the registry for the .ca domain name), 8 out of 10 Canadians have internet access. If you depend solely on traditional mediums (yellow pages, newspaper, radio and television) to drive awareness of your company, you will miss out on many customers who want to buy online or “window shop” first before coming to your store. It doesn’t matter if you know how to build your website. There are services available to build a custom website for you, or provide you with a template based website builder so you can build it yourself.

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Domain_News.pngDomain Name Registrations Reach 276 Million Worldwide – According to VeriSign’s recent Domain Name Industry Brief, the first quarter of 2014 closed with more than 276 million domain name registrations worldwide, an annual growth rate of 7.5%. The rate as reported three months ago was 7.3%. Total ccTLD registrations were 127.1 million, a 13.1% year-over-year increase. The ten largest domains are: .com, .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .net, .uk (United Kingdom), .org, .cn (China), .ru (Russian Federation), .info, and .nl (Netherlands). The .ru domain has moved up one place in the rankings during the past three months.

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The New Domain Extensions

With close to a thousand new domain extensions launching by the end of 2016, getting the name that you want can be quite challenging. From finding the proper dates, the jargon-y launch phases, narrowing down the new domain extension that you want and actually registering the domain name, it can be overwhelming absorbing a large amount of information. To help you with your search to secure the domain name you want, here are 4 tips that will help you succeed.

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