Over the past year and a half, over 450 new domain extensions such as .consulting, .social, .tech and even .ninja have launched but none have created as much controversy and concern as the Vox Populi owned .SUCKS domain.
In 2014, former US senator Jay Rockefeller told the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that is shouldn’t approve .sucks. The former senator called .sucks “little more than a predatory shakedown scheme” to force corporations, small businesses and individuals to pay an annual fee to prevent others from registering the .sucks variation of their domain name.
The next Local Leaders event has been announced and this time, Andrew Shepherd of the Vancouver Island Salt Co. will be joining the Small Business BC team in a local mixer where small business owners and thought leaders can connect with each other.
Join our friends at Small Business BC on Thursday, May 7th for an exclusive evening of conversation and fun with one of BC’s most successful entrepreneurs, Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me and WOW 1 DAY PAINTING who will discuss:
WordPress is arguably the most popular content management system available. With a vast array of available plugins and customization, it provides businesses and individuals with a wide variety of options to create a website.
It’s clear that social media is becoming an important resource for small businesses and Webnames.ca, is a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual OMG Social Media Conference in Vancouver. Bringing together over 200 business owners and social media experts, the conference is a full day of learning, networking and discovering new opportunities in the realm of social media.
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.
The new Canadian Anti-Spam Law (also known as CASL) comes into effect on July 1st, 2014 and has businesses scrambling to comply. Introducing a comprehensive set of rules and regulations, CASL will have an impact on every Canadian that sends and/or receives any form of commercial electronic messages (CEMs).
By now, the .COM (dotCom) you wanted for your business has probably been taken. After months of conceptualizing and planning your new business, it turns out the last hurdle towards launching your business is finding the domain name you want. You’ve visualized it as a .COM – YourCoolNewBusiness.Com – but the domain name was registered years ago by someone from another city, province or country.
The .PHOTOGRAPHY domain is here, along with a number of other new domains. If you already have an idea of what you’ll be using this domain for, that’s great; if not, here are some ways that this domain can be used.
Keeping up with the momentum built up in 2013, 20 new generic Top Level Domains (new gTLDs) launched in January. Each domain extension has entered their respective Sunrise Periods and the first January batch is expected to become available on March 19, 2014.
Webnames.ca CEO and Co-Founder, Cybele Negris’ latest article on PROFITguide.com is now available. In this article, she talks about important tech backups and redundancies that every business needs to know.
Last Friday, Gmail went down for an hour and this was long enough to generate a lot of social media noise. More than just an inconvenience, a lot of businesses reliant on Gmail saw disruptions in their entire operations. One business owner tweeted: “Gmail is down. Yikes, my personal mail and my whole company, unplugged. C’mon Google hurry up and fix this please.”
The new domain extensions, also known as new gTLDs, can be confusing with the different launch phases they have. From domain extensions to Sunrise, the different terms are technical and anyone can be easily confused by these.
It has been years in the making but the new domain extensions are finally here!
The domains will be launching at a furious pace and will be released in batches. Domains like .CLOTHING, .BIKE and .VENTURES will be available next week while other new domain extensions like .BLOG, .APP and .WEB are being released soon!
Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris’ new article on is now available on Business in Vancouver. In this article, she talks about the different scams that attempt to steal your domain names – particularly branded domains – away from you. In this article, Cybele talks about ways to protect yourself from these types of scams.