Webnames Blog http://blog.webnames.ca Latest news about domains, hosting, email and more. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:52:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Shoppers Beware: Old Web Browsers Will See Broken Websites June 2016http://blog.webnames.ca/shoppers-beware-old-web-browsers-will-see-broken-sites/ http://blog.webnames.ca/shoppers-beware-old-web-browsers-will-see-broken-sites/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:43:20 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=12281 Update your browsers or start seeing broken websites. 

On June 30, 2016, you might have trouble seeing your favourite websites. As more websites are starting to use HTTPS instead of HTTP to ensure any communication sent between a browser and a website is secure and private, browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer will be dropping support for SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0.

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Local Leaders w/ Tina Lee, T&T Supermarket Inc.http://blog.webnames.ca/local-leaders-w-tina-lee-tt-supermarket-inc/ http://blog.webnames.ca/local-leaders-w-tina-lee-tt-supermarket-inc/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:28:21 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=12208 Tina-Lee-SBBC

The next Small Business BC Local Leaders event has been announced and on on July 16, 2015, join Tina Lee, CEO of T&T will share her journey of taking over the reigns of Canada’s largest Asian supermarket chain and her goals to evolve the business at the Local Leader small business mixer on July 16, 2015 at Small Business BC in Vancouver.

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What you need to know about the .SUCKS domainhttp://blog.webnames.ca/the-sucks-domain/ http://blog.webnames.ca/the-sucks-domain/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:55:39 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=12166 dotSucks Blog Banner

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.

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Come and join us fight cancer!http://blog.webnames.ca/come-and-join-us-fight-cancer/ http://blog.webnames.ca/come-and-join-us-fight-cancer/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:04:44 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=12160 Capture1-1024x412

Webnames.ca is a proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society and we have set up the Webnames.ca Cancer Prevention Fund to support cancer research and prevention.

With that in mind, we’re hosting a soccer tournament on June 28th, 2015 at the Strathcona Park on 857 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6A 2K5. Two teams from Webnames.ca and two teams from our neighbour, Uniserve, will be competing against each other in a round robin tournament. All proceeds generated from the competition will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society to build the Cancer Prevention Centre, and we’d love to meet you there!

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Bring your business online for only $2.99/month!http://blog.webnames.ca/bring-your-business-online-for-only-2-99month/ http://blog.webnames.ca/bring-your-business-online-for-only-2-99month/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 17:36:49 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=12107 HOSTING-banner-email-2

This month, we’re having another sale! When you use promo code HOSTEDINCANADA at checkout, get a free domain name, 15 email accounts and a Value web hosting plan for only $2.99/month!

The sale ends on May 31, 2015 so hurry and save over 50% on a web hosting for your business today!

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Local Leaders: Andrew Shepherd of Vancouver Island Salt Co.http://blog.webnames.ca/local-leaders-andrew-shepherd-of-vancouver-island-salt-co/ http://blog.webnames.ca/local-leaders-andrew-shepherd-of-vancouver-island-salt-co/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 20:45:29 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=12083 Local Leaders - Andrew Shepherd Shareable

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.

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Gain Leadership and Growth Advice from One of BC’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs!http://blog.webnames.ca/gain-leadership-and-growth-advice-from-one-of-bcs-most-successful-entrepreneurs/ http://blog.webnames.ca/gain-leadership-and-growth-advice-from-one-of-bcs-most-successful-entrepreneurs/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:47:08 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=12035 Local Leaders - May 7 - Brian Scudamore Shareable

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:

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How to Make Your Website Mobile Friendlyhttp://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-make-your-website-mobile-friendly/ http://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-make-your-website-mobile-friendly/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:21:44 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=6610 How To Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

In my previous blog post, “How to Check If Your Website Is Mobile Friendly”, I provide a list of free tools to check if your existing website is mobile friendly. However, if you find that your website does not support mobile devices, then what are your next steps? In this blog post, I will tell you how to make your website mobile friendly. But first…

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Get a .NINJA domain name this month for less than a buck!http://blog.webnames.ca/ninja-domain-name-sale/ http://blog.webnames.ca/ninja-domain-name-sale/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:21:17 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11954 99 Cent .NINJA domains Blog

Ninjas are awesome. Whether it’s through code, marketing, social media, growth hacking or technology, ninjas are great. If we were to guess, they’re still awesome at what they do, even while they sleep.

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How to Check If Your Website Is Mobile Friendlyhttp://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-check-if-your-website-is-mobile-friendly/ http://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-check-if-your-website-is-mobile-friendly/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:17:09 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11932 How to Check If Your Website Is Mobile

According to Trinity Digital Marketing, there are over 1.2 billion people accessing the Internet via their mobile devices.

The global mobile traffic makes up 15% of all Internet traffic as stated by Internet Trends 2013.

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How to Opt Out of Ads Based on Your Web Historyhttp://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-opt-out-of-ads-based-on-your-web-history/ http://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-opt-out-of-ads-based-on-your-web-history/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:01:11 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11834 How to Opt Out of Ads Based on Your Web

I like to do most of my personal shopping online, especially during the holidays. It saves me fighting my way through crowds at the mall. However, my biggest annoyance is when I visit a website, look at a product and close my browsers, the next time that I log in and use a search engine like Google, I see an ad for that company. In some cases, that specific product I was looking at still shows up. This is because some companies use “Remarketing Advertising” or “Targeted Advertising” based your your browser/device history. This is done by tracking the products you visit and then showing you ads for it later. However, there are ways to stop this and I will explain how to stop ads based on your web history.

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Build your personal brand with the .LEGAL domainhttp://blog.webnames.ca/build-your-personal-brand-with-the-legal-domain/ http://blog.webnames.ca/build-your-personal-brand-with-the-legal-domain/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:57:37 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11707  

.LEGAL Domain Extension

If you’re in the legal industry, you know how important branding is. Whether you run an individual practice or work for a firm, branding plays a key role in building and developing relationships with clients. It signifies who you are, your service and the quality of service you offer. It’s your standard.

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Get the chance to meet CBC Dragon, Vikram Vij!http://blog.webnames.ca/small-business-bc-local-leaders-vikram-vij/ http://blog.webnames.ca/small-business-bc-local-leaders-vikram-vij/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 21:39:40 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11781 Small Business BC Local Leaders Vikram Vij

WANT TO MEET CBC DRAGON AND DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR VIKRAM VIJ?

Join our friends at Small Business BC on April 2, 2015 for an exclusive evening of conversation and fun with distinguished entrepreneur, celebrity chef and CBC Dragon, Vikram Vij, who will discuss:

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.CA Domain Names Are On Sale This Month!http://blog.webnames.ca/ca-domain-name-sale/ http://blog.webnames.ca/ca-domain-name-sale/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:43:58 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11825  

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We’re having another .CA domain name sale this month. When you use promo code CA1250 at the shopping cart, .CA domain names are only CAD $12.50!

Show your visitors you’re Canadian with a new .CA domain name!

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Expert advice on how to benefit from new gTLDshttp://blog.webnames.ca/expert-advice-on-how-to-benefit-from-new-gtlds/ http://blog.webnames.ca/expert-advice-on-how-to-benefit-from-new-gtlds/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:57:57 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11664  

Blog TLDs (2)

In November of 2013, new gTLDs (generic top level domain extensions) became available to everyone to register. The first English new extensions were .SINGLES, .HOLDINGS, .GURU, .CLOTHING, .VENTURES, .BIKE and .PLUMBING. These new gTLD domain extensions were released in Sunrise Phase on November 26, 2013 for trademark holders to register before being publicly available on January 27, 2014. Over the past year and two months, about 400 new extensions have been released. By the end of 2016, there are going to be around 1000 new gTLD domain extensions.

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8 Reasons to Use WordPress for Your Businesseshttp://blog.webnames.ca/reasons-to-use-wordpress-for-businesses/ http://blog.webnames.ca/reasons-to-use-wordpress-for-businesses/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:46:03 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11616  

8 Reasons to Use WordPress for Your

WordPress has been around for some time; in fact, it has been available since 2003. Today, over 74 million websites use WordPress to power their website online including big name brands like Fortune, Time Inc., TechCrunch, The New Yorker and ESPN. Given it’s popularity, it’s surprising that a lot of businesses out there still aren’t aware of its existence and the benefits it provides.

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Webnames.ca CEO, Cybele Negris Named as a Panelist for the Girls Raising Innovation Challenge in Vancouverhttp://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-ca-ceo-cybele-negris-will-be-a-panelist-for-the-girls-raising-innovation-challenge-in-vancouver/ http://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-ca-ceo-cybele-negris-will-be-a-panelist-for-the-girls-raising-innovation-challenge-in-vancouver/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:13:54 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11626 We’re pleased to announce that Webnames.ca CEO, Cybele Negris will be a panelist for the Girls Raising Innovation Challenge event on February 24th, 2015!

What is the event all about? 

The Innovation Challenge is a unique series of events that help female entrepreneurs get publicity, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and meet influential business leaders that can help move their businesses forward.

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Registrant Verification (And Why It Is Important To You)http://blog.webnames.ca/registrant-verification-important/ http://blog.webnames.ca/registrant-verification-important/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:42:13 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11549 Early last year, ICANN (which is the governing body for .com, .net, and .org domain extensions, among others) made a change to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), which is followed by all Domain Registrars including Webnames.ca. The RAA required that a person or entity that registers or transfers a domain name needs to be verified via the information provided.

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Updating a VB.NET ASP.NET Web Application Project to support C# and MVChttp://blog.webnames.ca/updating-vb-net-asp-net-web-application-project-support-c-mvc/ http://blog.webnames.ca/updating-vb-net-asp-net-web-application-project-support-c-mvc/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:37:25 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11190 A Case Study/Guide

Background and Goal

Our corporate website was built primarily using VB.NET ASP.NET Web Forms. We have done a good job of keeping up with the features of the latest .NET framework releases, and we are happy with the power and readability of VB.NET (it’s extremely similar to C# in most respects).

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We’ve added a new domain to our web hosting plans!http://blog.webnames.ca/weve-added-new-domain-web-hosting-plans/ http://blog.webnames.ca/weve-added-new-domain-web-hosting-plans/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:10:28 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11204 CLUB-blog-banner

We’ve been talking about the new domains for over a year now, and today, we’re excited to announce that we’re combining two of our passions together. Starting today, .CLUB domain names are included in all our Canadian web hosting plans! Yep, they’re FREE.

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