Why Girls in STEAM Week is a Start, Not an End

The economy needs more women in technology. While studies show that girls outperform boys in non-STEM subjects and came out almost equal in STEM subjects, fewer young women pursue post-secondary educations in STEM than young men, which leads to fewer women with careers in higher-paying STEM fields. In fact, technology is the only STEM discipline where the participation of women has declined in the past 20 years.

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6 Common Domain Name Business Risks Faced by Corporations

6 Corporate Risk Factors Arising from Domain Management Practices

Managing risk is a high priority item for any corporation. Domain names are valuable business assets and the home of your brands online. If they go offline, even briefly, it can have serious implications on revenue, brand and customer trust. If a corporate domain name portfolio is poorly managed, without defined policies and adherence to domain management best practices, or spread across multiple registrars, that business is exposing itself to increased risk and expending unnecessary time, resources and money.

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Six reasons Canadians should choose .CA for a website

Domain names, as our own name suggests, are our jam! While we have more than 500 awesome options to choose from, as a Canadian-owned company our steady favourite remains .CA – and not just because one of our co-founder’s invented it. If you’re a Canadian individual or Canadian business targeting a homegrown audience, here are six compelling reasons (seven, if you count our current $9.99 .CA sale) to choose a .CA domain for your website over an alternative extension like .COM.

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Using HTTPS Leads to Better Website Performance

Can SSL/TLS actually improve your website speed and overall performance?

Everyone in the IT industry knows that SSL/TLS is important for your website security. After all, it helps to protect the integrity of your website and the security of your users by securing the connection between clients and your web server(s). It also helps you to avoid those pesky “Not Secure” warnings on your website. However, the benefits of SSL/TLS extend beyond just that — using the TLS protocol can also increase the performance of your site so long as you configure your site for success.

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Potential scam alert: Domain expiration notices from ‘Domain Registry’

An old scam in the domain names industry is back, this merits a throwback post about Domain Slamming. We first wrote about the shady marketing practices of a company that called itself the ‘Domain Registry of Canada’ all the way back in 2011. Read on to know more about how to protect yourself from these practices.

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Does a small business website really need SSD Hosting?

A Solid-State Drive (SSD) uses a data storage technology that provides dramatic improvement in the speed at which data is stored and retrieved from a storage device, as compared to classic magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). SSD Hosting is a web hosting service that uses solid state drives for its storage, thereby delivering superior read-write speeds, reliability and performance for websites and applications hosted on the server. Let’s dive deep to look at whether small businesses need hosting that uses SSD storage.

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7 Simple Strategies to Find a Great Business Name

What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

So goes the eternally popular line from Shakespeare in his play Romeo and Juliet. This statement seemed to hold true in those days. Ironically, many would disagree with Shakespeare today, for a name means and defines everything. Even “a girl who had no name”, chose to become “Arya Stark of Winterfell” in the end. (Surely, GOT fans would agree with this!)

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