Webnames Blog http://blog.webnames.ca Latest news about domains, hosting, email and more. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:11:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Domain Name News – .CA Registry Lock, 271 Million Domains Worldwidehttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-ca-registry-lock-271-million-domains-worldwide/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-ca-registry-lock-271-million-domains-worldwide/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:11:41 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8635 Domain_News.png
CIRA Launches Registry Lock for .CA – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced the launch of Registry Lock, a service “of particular value to high-traffic, high-transaction websites”. According to CIRA:

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3 Ways to Utilize the New Domain Extensionshttp://blog.webnames.ca/3-ways-to-utilize-the-new-domain-extensions/ http://blog.webnames.ca/3-ways-to-utilize-the-new-domain-extensions/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:11:48 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8564

 

Hundreds of new domains are launching and you may be asking how YOUR business can benefit from using them. What value do they provide for your and your business? Here are three ways to utilize the new domain extensions for your business:

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Webnames.ca Security Update: Heartbleed SSL Vulnerabilityhttp://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-ca-security-update-heartbleed-ssl-vulnerability/ http://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-ca-security-update-heartbleed-ssl-vulnerability/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:35:31 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8581 Webnames.ca would like to notify all customers that our servers have not been affected by the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability and that your information, data and privacy remain uncompromised.

The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is a serious bug that has affected the popular OpenSSL encryption software. The bug has compromised information that under normal circumstances is protected by powerful encryption. The compromised versions are OpenSSL version 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f.

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The Early Access Program – Get your domains early!http://blog.webnames.ca/get-your-domains-early-with-the-early-access-program/ http://blog.webnames.ca/get-your-domains-early-with-the-early-access-program/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:06:35 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8451 arketing

If you’re not a trademark owner, the best way to affordably register the domain name you want is through our Pre-Order system. When you Pre-Order for the domain name you want, we will try and register it on your behalf the moment it becomes available. Pre-Ordering is free, so you’ll only be charged when we successfully register the domain name for you.

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Domain Name News – ICANN and Stewardship of Technical Functionshttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-icann-stewardship-technical-functions/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-icann-stewardship-technical-functions/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:13:17 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8479 Domain_News.png ICANN’s 49th meeting was held in Singapore last week. As described in ICANN’s press release, the meeting “was dominated by discussions stemming from the recent announcement by the U.S. Government that it wants to transfer stewardship of some vital Internet technical functions to provide for global accountability.”

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Webnames.ca CEO, Cybele Negris to speak at the Vancouver Digital Stategy Conferencehttp://blog.webnames.ca/vancouver-digital-strategy-conference-2014/ http://blog.webnames.ca/vancouver-digital-strategy-conference-2014/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:56:34 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8305 DigitalStrategyConf2014Banner

The Digital Media Strategies Conference is an event that brings together different companies that have exhibited success in the realms of digital strategies and marketing. This is a great event for marketers and digital strategists to connect with digital experts and network with peers.

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2014 CIRA Factbook Available Nowhttp://blog.webnames.ca/2014-cira-factbook/ http://blog.webnames.ca/2014-cira-factbook/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:36:33 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8390 The 2014 CIRA Factbook by the Canadian Internet Registration Association (CIRA) is now available! What is this factbook you ask? It’s a compilation of great information about the .CA domain, the Internet industry and the online landscape. From the humble beginnings of the Internet to the massive change we are experiencing right now, the CIRA factbook contains great information for everyone.

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Domain Name News – U.S. Government to Transition Domain Name Functionshttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-u-s-government-transition-domain-name-functions/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-u-s-government-transition-domain-name-functions/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 06:44:22 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8385 Domain_News.png
U.S. Government To Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has announced “its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community.”

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How to Find a Domain Name for Your New Businesshttp://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-find-a-domain-name-for-your-new-business/ http://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-find-a-domain-name-for-your-new-business/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:40:47 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8289 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.

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The New .CLUB Domain Has Arrived!http://blog.webnames.ca/the-new-club-domain-has-arrived/ http://blog.webnames.ca/the-new-club-domain-has-arrived/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:55:01 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8280 .CLUB is now open for Pre-Orders and you can secure a .CLUB domain for your group! This new domain launched on January 28, 2014 and will launch in three phases:

  • Sunrise: January 28 – March 29, 2014

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13 More New Domains Enter Sunrisehttp://blog.webnames.ca/more-new-domains-enter-sunrise/ http://blog.webnames.ca/more-new-domains-enter-sunrise/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:27:14 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8255 banner-gtld-for-blog

Thirteen more new domains have launched, bringing the total number of new domain extensions to 71. Of the 71 that have launched, 39 are currently in their Sunrise Periods, while 32 are now available for general registration.

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Webnames.ca Proud to Support CKNW’s Pink Shirt Dayhttp://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-ca-supporting-cknws-pinkshirtday/ http://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-ca-supporting-cknws-pinkshirtday/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:26:03 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8213 Support Pink Shirt Day on February 26, 2014!

Webnames.ca is proud to support the CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pink Shirt Day to fight against bullying. On February 26, 2014, we’ll be wearing Pink Shirts to show our support for the fight against bullying.

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Picture Perfect Moments with .PHOTOGRAPHYhttp://blog.webnames.ca/picture-perfect-moments-with-photography/ http://blog.webnames.ca/picture-perfect-moments-with-photography/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:24:04 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8040 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.

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The Internet just got a little bit bigger with the new domainshttp://blog.webnames.ca/the-internet-just-got-a-little-bit-bigger-with-the-new-domains/ http://blog.webnames.ca/the-internet-just-got-a-little-bit-bigger-with-the-new-domains/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:28:13 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8097 banner-gtld-email-option2

February is the month of new domains!

In February, we’ll be opening registrations for new domains each week this month. The long-awaited new domain extensions have been years in the making and are finally opening their doors to the rest of the Internet.

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20 New Domains Launched in January!http://blog.webnames.ca/january-2014-new-gtld-roundup/ http://blog.webnames.ca/january-2014-new-gtld-roundup/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:53:54 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8079 banner-gtld-for-blog

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.

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Domain Name News – CIRA To Fund Canadian Internet Enhancement Projectshttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-fund-canadian-internet-enhancement-projects/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-fund-canadian-internet-enhancement-projects/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:39:44 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8137 Domain_News.png
CIRA To Fund Canadian Internet Enhancement Projects – As part of its Community Investment Program, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced that it will provide up to $1,000,000 this year to community groups, not-for-profits, and academic institutions for “projects they can demonstrate will enhance the Internet for the benefit of all Canadians.” Qualifying funding amounts may range from $25,000 to $100,000. The application period runs from February 3 until February 28.

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New Cybele Negris Article: What’s Your Tech Backup?http://blog.webnames.ca/new-cybele-negris-article-whats-tech-backup/ http://blog.webnames.ca/new-cybele-negris-article-whats-tech-backup/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:20:55 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8189 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.”

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First Batch of New Domain Extensions Available for Registration, Soon!http://blog.webnames.ca/first-batch-of-new-domain-extensions-available-for-registration/ http://blog.webnames.ca/first-batch-of-new-domain-extensions-available-for-registration/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:54:48 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8063  

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The new domain extensions or gTLDs, launched on November 26, 2013 and after a long 60-day Sunrise Period, the first batch will officially be available for registration on February 5, 2014!

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.CA Domains To Be Released Picks for January 29, 2014http://blog.webnames.ca/ca-domains-released-picks-january-29-2014/ http://blog.webnames.ca/ca-domains-released-picks-january-29-2014/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:54:47 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8087 Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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Each week, we publish a “top picks” list after CIRA publishes it latest batch of .CA domains being released back into the market. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day so be sure to check out the CIRA TBR list for new selections!

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How Can I Get a Domain Name That Is Already Taken?http://blog.webnames.ca/how-can-i-get-a-domain-name-thats-already-taken/ http://blog.webnames.ca/how-can-i-get-a-domain-name-thats-already-taken/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:06:37 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8056 domain-brokering-image

Day by day you’re getting inching closer and closer to launching your new online business. The site’s design is aesthetic bliss, the code has been carefully crafted and tested, with an almost painful attention to detail. After hours of planning, you’ve decided on the perfect domain name.

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