David Hall - Director of Software Development at Webnames.ca

Expert advice on how to benefit from new gTLDs

  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…

Does my small business need a website?

Photo by: ntr23 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…

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…

IP Addresses are Going, Going, GONE!

The remaining IPv4 Addresses (Internet Protocol Version 4) that many people use on a daily basis (like 123.456.123.456) are in the final process of being allocated to the five Regional Internet Registries (RIR). An announcement was made yesterday by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages the release of all IP…

How to Identify an Email Scam

I was recently added to a mailing list for an organization and I started to get a few emails that I wasn’t used to seeing, email scams. Most of these scams are what the industry calls a “phishing” email. Phishing emails are emails that you receive that attempt to get your usernames, passwords, credit cards…

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