7 Things You Need to Know About .APP by Google Registry

Launches of new generic top-level domains have slowed down considerably in recent years. And that’s a not a bad thing. With 500+ gTLDs now available, not including country-code extensions, there is a domain out there for almost about every conceivable vertical.  And many of these domains have limited or narrow use cases. But every now and then, a new and important gTLD comes to market.

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To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for March 28, 2018

This week’s .CA TBR list has 7900 domains, with plenty of short, fun and one-word options.

To-be-released .CA domains enter general availability on Wednesdays starting at 2pm Eastern Time, and can be pre-booked ahead of time to increase your odds of securing the domain(s) you want. The price is the same as a standard. CA registration, no premium or additional fees apply.

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Built My First Business Website

Maintaining a robust online presence has become requisite to succeed in today’s digital-centric landscape. In fact, 2017 saw a record 1.5 billion-plus consumers purchase goods online. The bottom line: if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or running a small- to medium-sized business, you’re probably not going to make it without an effective website.

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To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for March 21, 2018

This week’s .CA TBR list has 6224 domains on it, so needless to say, it was difficult to narrow down to 24 top picks. To-be-released .CA domains enter general availability on Wednesdays starting at 2pm Eastern Time, and can be pre-booked ahead of time to increase your odds of securing the domain(s) you want. The price is the same as a standard. CA registration, no premium or additional fees apply.

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Amp up your productivity with Webnames’ new, more powerful webmail

Say “hello” to a better, more powerful webmail client.

We are excited to be launching a new webmail platform this week that is both flexible and powerful enough to be used as your primary email client. Our new webmail features a clean and intuitive design, improved mobile experience, and a number of new features to help increase productivity and collaboration among email users on the same domain name.

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Why Every Small Biz Website Needs SSL in 2018, Even If They Aren’t Selling Online

You have been told that you need an SSL certificate for your small business website, but it’s just a simple brochure site so you’re not exactly sure why.  While in the past many simple websites could get away without SSL, that’s not the case anymore as the world’s most popular browsers push towards universal encryption and a safer web for all, not just online shoppers. So with that in mind, let’s dive into the what, why, where, who, and when of SSL certificates.

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Newly Available Domains and Upcoming Launches – .AI, .BOATS, .APP & .DEV

We’ve added some new domain extensions to our roster since the start of 2018. After years of launching new domains at a rapid pace, releases of new gTLDs have slowed down somewhat, but there are a couple of great tech-focused ones on the horizon that domain watchers should be keeping tabs on. 

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Webnames 2017 Year in Review and What We’re Working on for 2018

A Message from Cybele Negris, Webnames CEO and Co-Founder:

As we wind down another year here at Webnames, I am keenly aware that we have much to be thankful for. This past year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of .CA, a domain my co-founder John Demco brought to life, and 17 amazing years in business. We also had a lot of fun celebrating Canada 150, highlighting some of our favourite customer-owned .CA domains and sharing our 150 Things to Remember When Starting a Business in .CA. And of course, there is you – our customers. You make coming to work every day both fun and rewarding, and keep us striving to do our very best.

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Phishing is Inevitable, but Victimization is Not: How to Protect your Small or Medium Sized Business in 2018

Small and medium sized businesses are not actively being targeted by cyberattackers, so I‘ve got time to get my security measures in place, right?

Nope.

You are not alone in thinking this however.  According to a recent study conducted by Edelman Intelligence for the major US insurance provider Nationwide, 41% of business owners believe cyberattacks happen more frequently in large businesses than in small businesses. In actuality, small businesses are often more vulnerable to cyberattacks than large businesses because they lack the financial and technical resources to implement robust security infrastructures. And don’t think it’s any different in Canada.

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How Canadian Trade-Mark Owners Can Prepare for Major Changes Coming to the Trade-Marks Act

A little over a year from now the most substantive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act in over half a century will begin to take effect.  Trisha Doré, a registered Trade-mark agent with Richards Buell Sutton who specializes in the preparation, filing and prosecution of trade-mark applications, recommends that Canadian trademark owners audit their portfolios over the course of 2018 in light of the forthcoming changes, taking advantage of lower government fees and educating themselves about opportunities to extend their rights into non-traditional marks not previously been registrable.

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Dr. Scott Sampson: Growing up in Vancouver, Raising a Wild Child & Envisioning Science World’s Future

Last year Science World named world renowned paleontologist and science communicator Dr. Scott Sampson as its new President and CEO. Born and raised in Vancouver, with a PhD in zoology from the University of Toronto, Sampson has held positions at the Natural History Museum of Utah, the New York Institute of Technology, and American Museum of Natural History before assuming the helm at Science World.

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