Webnames Blog http://blog.webnames.ca Latest news about domains, hosting, email and more. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:10:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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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$9 .LINK Domain Names This Month!http://blog.webnames.ca/9-link-domain-names-month/ http://blog.webnames.ca/9-link-domain-names-month/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:41:37 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10837

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Until November 30, 2014 –  .LINK domain names are only $9.00 when you use promo code “LINK”.

With a .LINK domain name, create a short, memorable domain name for your website. A couple of great uses for .LINK domains include creating your own custom URL.

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.GLOBAL Sale: Get two years for the price of onehttp://blog.webnames.ca/global-is-on-sale/ http://blog.webnames.ca/global-is-on-sale/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:11:08 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10761 GLOBAL Sale Banner (1)

We’re kicking this month off with a new promotion. Throughout October, register a .GLOBAL domain for 1 year and receive a 2nd year for FREE when using promo code GLOBAL.

To take advantage of this great offer, simply search for a .GLOBAL domain name of your choice, and at the shopping cart, use “GLOBAL” to register a 2-year .GLOBAL domain name for only USD $70.99!

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Celebrate Small Business Month at the 2014 SOHO|SME Business Expohttp://blog.webnames.ca/celebrate-small-business-month-at-the-2014-sohosme-business-expo/ http://blog.webnames.ca/celebrate-small-business-month-at-the-2014-sohosme-business-expo/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:47:51 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10754 2014-SME-728x90-Banner 1

Join 1000’s of business owners, entrepreneurs and business experts for the #1 business event! Happening in 3 cities

Celebrate Small Business Month and join business owners, entrepreneurs and experts for the SOHO|SME events! Happening in 3 cities in 4 weeks, the SOHO|SME event brings industry experts and speakers to talk about topics that are critical to business success! Attend the events and get inspired and motivated to drive your business success!

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CIRA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Resultshttp://blog.webnames.ca/cira-announces-2014-board-directors-election-results/ http://blog.webnames.ca/cira-announces-2014-board-directors-election-results/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:44:42 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10776 Domain_News.png
CIRA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced that Kerry Brown, Susan Mehinagic, Faye West, and Andrew Escobar have been elected to its Board of Directors. A total of 706 votes were cast, and a complete list of candidates and vote counts has been posted.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 BCIC-New Ventures BC Competitionhttp://blog.webnames.ca/congratulations-winners-2014-bcic-new-ventures-competition/ http://blog.webnames.ca/congratulations-winners-2014-bcic-new-ventures-competition/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:37:44 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=10740 Webnames.ca is a proud sponsor of the BCIC – New Ventures BC Competition. This year, the participants all went through a gruelling process and we’d like to congratulate the finalists of this year’s competition!

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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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