Webnames Blog http://blog.webnames.ca Latest news about domains, hosting, email and more. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:08:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 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 HistoryI 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  

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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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WordPress Security Update: RevSlider Vulnerability Foundhttp://blog.webnames.ca/wordpress-security-update-revslider-vulnerability-found/ http://blog.webnames.ca/wordpress-security-update-revslider-vulnerability-found/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:42:15 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11164 Sucuri SiteCheck   Free Website Malware Scanner

On Sunday, 100,000 or more WordPress website may have been compromised by a mysterious malware and causing infected sites to download malicious code and attack site visitors. Due to the severity of the attack, Google has already flagged more than 11,000 domain names as malicious but many more sites have been compromised.

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5 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Websitehttp://blog.webnames.ca/5-essential-wordpress-plugins-for-your-website/ http://blog.webnames.ca/5-essential-wordpress-plugins-for-your-website/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:36:29 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10984 5 WordPress Plugins That Make Life Easier (1)

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.

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Webnames.ca Congratulates Co-Founder John Demco on UBC Honorary Alumnus Awardhttp://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-ca-congratulates-co-founder-john-demco-ubc-honorary-alumnus-award/ http://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-ca-congratulates-co-founder-john-demco-ubc-honorary-alumnus-award/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:28:59 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11030 Webnames.ca congratulates Co-Founder John Demco for receiving the University of British Columbia’s Honorary Alumnus Award on November 19th, 2014.

Mr. Demco received the award at the University of British Columbia Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. Mr. Demco and six UBC alumni were honoured for their various achievements and contributions.

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The .QUEBEC domain extension is now available!http://blog.webnames.ca/the-quebec-domain-extension-is-now-available/ http://blog.webnames.ca/the-quebec-domain-extension-is-now-available/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:49:56 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=11001 QUEBEC TLD Banner

There are hundreds of new domains available right now, so it can be a little confusing choosing the right one for your business. If you conduct business or live in the province of Quebec, the new .QUEBEC domain is now available for immediate registration!

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Learn how to grow your social media presence at the OMG Social Media Conferencehttp://blog.webnames.ca/omg-social-media-conference/ http://blog.webnames.ca/omg-social-media-conference/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:43:52 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10948 Twitter Cover Photo

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.

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Bring your idea online with a $9.99 .CLUB Domain Namehttp://blog.webnames.ca/bring-your-idea-online-with-a-9-99-club-domain-name/ http://blog.webnames.ca/bring-your-idea-online-with-a-9-99-club-domain-name/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:05:21 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10966

At some point in time, we’ve all been part of a club or an organization. Whether it was for recreational purposes or for networking and professional development, clubs have been around for a long time. If you’ve got an idea for your group, association or business, bring it to life with a .CLUB domain name and start promoting your idea online!

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The Upcoming SSL Certificate Change, and What it Means to Youhttp://blog.webnames.ca/upcoming-ssl-certificate-change-means/ http://blog.webnames.ca/upcoming-ssl-certificate-change-means/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:27:12 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10919 Recently the big 3 browser makers (Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla) made a decision that will change how secure websites are handled going forward.

Specifically, they made the decision to no longer support the SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm version 1) technology, which at the moment is standard with SSL certificates.

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Security Update to the POODLE Vulnerability Bughttp://blog.webnames.ca/security-update-poodle-vulnerability-bug/ http://blog.webnames.ca/security-update-poodle-vulnerability-bug/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:41:04 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10898 Last Tuesday (October 14, 2014), the Security Team at Google announced that a new SSL vulnerability has been discovered. Dubbed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption), the vulnerability allows hackers to gain access to encrypted data, including email, banking and social media accounts. Attacks are dependent on the fact that most web servers and browsers continue to use the 15 year old SSL 3.0 to secure their communications. Although SSL has been succeeded by Transport Layer Security (TSL) encryption, SSL 3.0 is still widely used by to support compatibility with Internet Explorer 6.

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Small Business is Big Business in British Columbiahttp://blog.webnames.ca/small-business-big-business-british-columbia/ http://blog.webnames.ca/small-business-big-business-british-columbia/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:14:20 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10869 10-9-2014 3-07-28 PM

It’s Small Business month and it’s a great time to be a small business here in British Columbia. The 2014 Small Business Profile has just been released and details the importance of small businesses here in British Columbia.

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.LAWYER and .ATTORNEY – Domains for the Legal Industryhttp://blog.webnames.ca/two-new-domains-for-the-legal-industry/ http://blog.webnames.ca/two-new-domains-for-the-legal-industry/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:01:05 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10852  

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Are you a legal practitioner? If so, then today marks a great day for you online. Two new domains just launched – the new .ATTORNEY and .LAWYER domain extensions – and offer opportunities for your personal brand online!

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