Webnames Blog http://blog.webnames.ca Latest news about domains, hosting, email and more. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:39:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 How to Create a Custom URL with Domain Forwardinghttp://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-create-a-custom-url-with-domain-forwarding/ http://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-create-a-custom-url-with-domain-forwarding/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:37:48 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10648 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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Domain Name News – CIRA Election Campaign Forum Starts on September 10http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-election-campaign-forum-starts-september-10/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-election-campaign-forum-starts-september-10/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:10:43 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10664 Domain_News.png
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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Good websites – Having the best website design is not enoughhttp://blog.webnames.ca/good-websites-having-the-best-website-design-is-not-enough/ http://blog.webnames.ca/good-websites-having-the-best-website-design-is-not-enough/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:20:04 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9326 26013017_m

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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New Domains This Week – .QUEBEC and More!http://blog.webnames.ca/new-domains-this-week-quebec-and-more/ http://blog.webnames.ca/new-domains-this-week-quebec-and-more/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:58:07 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10626 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?http://blog.webnames.ca/does-my-small-business-need-a-website/ http://blog.webnames.ca/does-my-small-business-need-a-website/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:00:36 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=6765 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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Save up to 70% on .PRESS and .WEBSITE domains!http://blog.webnames.ca/save-70-press-website-domains/ http://blog.webnames.ca/save-70-press-website-domains/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:58:46 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9360 .PRESS+.WEBSITE LR 2

The new .PRESS and .WEBSITE domains are entering their respective Landrush periods and we know that registering your domain names during Landrush is a bit expensive so we’re having a promotion on these two new domains!

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Domain Name News – Domain Name Registrations Reach 276 Millionhttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-domain-name-registrations-reach-276-million/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-domain-name-registrations-reach-276-million/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:53:24 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9358 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 – 4 Tips You Need To Knowhttp://blog.webnames.ca/new-domain-extensions-tips/ http://blog.webnames.ca/new-domain-extensions-tips/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:25:40 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9265 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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How to find the perfect domain extension in 3 easy stepshttp://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-find-the-perfect-domain-extension-in-3-easy-steps/ http://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-find-the-perfect-domain-extension-in-3-easy-steps/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:24:58 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9213 How To Find the Perfect Domain Extension

With hundreds of new domains launching, you now have more options for your domain name, but how do you go about finding the perfect domain extension for your business?

Here are three easy steps to help you find the perfect domain name for your business:

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Domain Name News – CIRA Election: Nomination Committee Slate Announced, Member Applications Openhttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-election-nomination-committee-slate-announced-member-applications-open/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-election-nomination-committee-slate-announced-member-applications-open/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:12:48 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9242 Domain_News.png
In this year’s Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors election, three Directors will be elected from the Nomination Committee slate, and one Director will be elected from the Members’ slate.

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Domain Name News – IANA Transition Coordination Group Gets Under Wayhttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-iana-transition-coordination-group-gets-way/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-iana-transition-coordination-group-gets-way/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:50:27 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9188 Domain_News.png
The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) met in London last week. The group is responsible for preparing a proposal to the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Adminstration (NTIA) for transitioning NTIA’s stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the Internet community. The IANA functions can be divided into three main categories: domain names, number resources, and other protocol parameters. The group produced a draft charter and discussed a draft timeline for development of the transition proposal. A statement from the first meeting was published.

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Launch Day Sale: Save on all new .CO.COM Domain Names!http://blog.webnames.ca/launch-day-sale-10-co-com-domain-names/ http://blog.webnames.ca/launch-day-sale-10-co-com-domain-names/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:14:01 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9079 Save on .CO.COM Domain Names!

Save on .CO.COM domain names from July 8 until August 8, 2014! Simply use promo code COCOMSALE at checkout and your registration price will just be USD$28.99!

.CO.COM just launched today so there’s still great availability for the .CO.COM domain name that you want! Start your search today!

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Who owns your domain name?http://blog.webnames.ca/who-owns-your-domain-name/ http://blog.webnames.ca/who-owns-your-domain-name/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:43:20 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=6952 Who owns your domain name?

Recently, I have taken over the role of the webmaster for a local community group. Initially, my job was just to keep the website up and running smoothly as well as upload new content once and a while. I never expected to learn that no one in my group knew where the domain name was registered or who had access to manage the domain. Do you know who owns your domain name?

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Canada Day Special: Get Two Domains For the Price of One!http://blog.webnames.ca/canada-day-promotion/ http://blog.webnames.ca/canada-day-promotion/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:46:38 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9036

 

We’re celebrating Canada Day by combining our two passions – Domain Names and Canada – into a special promotion! From June 27 until July 4, 2014, register a new domain using extensions like .CLUB, .GURU, .SOCIAL and more, and we’ll send you a code for a free .CA domain name! So when you register a domain name like GoCanadaGo.Ninja, you’ll get a chance to get GoCanadaGo.Ca as well!

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2014 Canadian Anti-Spam Law: Webinarhttp://blog.webnames.ca/2014-canadian-anti-spam-law-webinar/ http://blog.webnames.ca/2014-canadian-anti-spam-law-webinar/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:18 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9050 We’d like to thank everyone who signed up for our webinar on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL). For that weren’t able to attend or would like to go over the presentation once more, we’ve attached the recording of the webinar below, as well as a few additional resources regarding CASL.

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Domain Name News – ICANN Meets This Week in Londonhttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-icann-meets-week-london/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-icann-meets-week-london/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:35:30 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9037 Domain_News.png
ICANN meetings take place this week in London, with more than 2000 people in attendance. Here are a few of the topics to be discussed:

  • The new gTLD program, and especially the .wine and .vin top-level domain applications, continue to draw much attention. ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has not reached consensus on additional safeguards for .wine/.vin; however, some individual government representatives, including those from France and the European Commission, are pressing very strongly. In a recent letter, ICANN Chair Steve Crocker stated that ICANN has continued with the processing of the applications, but would welcome any additional advice from the GAC on the issue, and would also take into account the resolving of the issues in other global trade fora such as the WTO.

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Over A Million Registrations and Counting – The New Domains By The Numbershttp://blog.webnames.ca/over-a-million-registrations-and-counting-the-new-domains-by-the-numbers/ http://blog.webnames.ca/over-a-million-registrations-and-counting-the-new-domains-by-the-numbers/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:38:05 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8971 1 Million New Domains and Counting

Domains registered under the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) just surpassed the one million mark; but which domains are people from all over the world registering?

We know you have questions about the new domains  so we’ve scoured the Internet to provide you with information and hopefully, answer some of your questions.

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Premium .CO.COM domain names just became more affordable!http://blog.webnames.ca/premium-co-com-domain-names-just-became-more-affordable/ http://blog.webnames.ca/premium-co-com-domain-names-just-became-more-affordable/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:51:57 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=9008 If you’re looking for a short and memorable domain name that ends in .COM, we’ve got good news for you. The new .CO.COM domain is a great alternative and premium domain names under this new extension just became more affordable!

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Domain Name News – CIRA Seeks Board of Directors Applicantshttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-seeks-board-directors-applicants/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-seeks-board-directors-applicants/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 06:44:14 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8984 Domain_News.png
CIRA Seeks Board of Directors Applicants – The Nomination Committee of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is calling for qualified individuals to be put forward as possible candidates for this year’s CIRA Board of Directors election. The Committee will select a slate of candidates from which the Members will elect three Directors this September. The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 26.

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Get a New Domain, Get a Free .CA Domain!http://blog.webnames.ca/get-a-new-domain-get-a-free-ca-domain/ http://blog.webnames.ca/get-a-new-domain-get-a-free-ca-domain/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:03:11 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8896 FreeCa

 

Each week for the past few months, we’ve been launching new domain extensions.  From extensions like .PHOTOGRAPHY and .CLUB to .NINJA and .SOCIAL, the new extensions provide a lot of new options and variety.

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