Webnames Blog http://blog.webnames.ca Latest news about domains, hosting, email and more. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:40:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 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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Webinar: The Canadian Anti-Spam Law and what businesses need to knowhttp://blog.webnames.ca/webinar-canadian-anti-spam-law/ http://blog.webnames.ca/webinar-canadian-anti-spam-law/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:38:37 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8922 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).

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New OpenSSL Vulnerability Discoveredhttp://blog.webnames.ca/new-openssl-vulnerability-discovered/ http://blog.webnames.ca/new-openssl-vulnerability-discovered/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:18:24 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8893 Webnames.ca would like to notify all customers that our servers have not been affected by the OpenSSL Security Advisory issued on June 5th 2014 and that your information, data and privacy remain secure.

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Domain Name News – CIRA Announces Community Investment Program Recipientshttp://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-announces-community-investment-program-recipients/ http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-name-news-cira-announces-community-investment-program-recipients/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:54:44 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8872 Domain_News.png
CIRA Announces Community Investment Program Recipients – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced the first recipients in its Community Investment Program. The program was launched earlier this year “to provide funding to community groups, not-for-profits and academic institutions for projects they could demonstrate would enhance the Internet for the benefit of all Canadians.” A total of 149 applications were reviewed, with 28 initiatives receiving funding. Projects include creating an e-mentoring platform, understanding the impact of new technologies on the courts, helping to establish the Halifax Internet Exchange, developing an interactive multi-media atlas for the purpose of repatriating Inuit cultural knowledge collected by the 5th Thule Expedition (1921-1924), and producing a digital literacy framework for Canadian elementary schools.

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The .NINJA domain is LIVE – Show your expertise online today!http://blog.webnames.ca/the-ninja-domain-is-live/ http://blog.webnames.ca/the-ninja-domain-is-live/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 20:52:20 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=8770 Nunchucks & Throwing Stars Optional

Smoke bombs and throwing stars optional – the highly anticipated .NINJA domain is now available and you’ll be able to create your own .NINJA domain!

Simply put, it’s the coolest and catchiest of the new domains and it brings a certain panache to your domain name, especially if you’re already being called a “ninja” in real life! If you’ve got the skills, then why not put your name to good use?

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