Julianna, Author at Webnames Blog

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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Managed WordPress Hosting is Here (and your Website says “Thank You”)

With so many of our customers using WordPress, we’re excited to introduce our new line of managed hosting plans designed specifically for WordPress users and their websites. Whether you use WordPress for a simple personal blog or are in the business of designing high-end websites for clients, our WordPress hosting offers improved performance, reduced maintenance, proactive security, and a host of powerful tools to help you create a beautiful website.

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How to Choose the Right Domain Name for a Startup or Business

Your domain matters. It’s the foundation of your brand online. It will be referenced in everything you do including business cards, social media posts, digital and print advertising, signage, media coverage, and beyond. Getting the best domain that you possibly can from the beginning is one of the smartest marketing investments you will ever make – and understanding this at the start of your business journey will empower your brand for digital success.

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Chrome’s Not Secure Warning Is Making You Look Bad, But That’s Good for the Rest of Us

The release of Chrome 70 came and went rather quietly last month, but it left a highly visible mark on many HTTP websites in its wake.

Since the latest update, Chrome users have been getting a red “Not Secure” warning in their address bar each time they enter text into an HTTP website – and not just on fields we expect to be encrypted like logins, but anywhere that text can be submitted, including search bars, newsletter signups, polls, contact forms and more.  The bold red labeling by Chrome is simply Google’s latest escalation in warning web users that their data might not be safe. 

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SSL Certificates Are Not All Equal When it Comes to Trust

With Google Chrome’s HTTPS deadline only weeks away, we’re seeing an uptick in SSL purchases as website owners hurry to get ahead of the coming changes. For many, however, purchasing an SSL certificate comes with a number of questions and considerations – one of the most common being: “What’s the difference between validations levels?”

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Google Has Issued the Official Warning – Encrypt Your Webpages ASAP

If you’ve been following website security industry changes, you may know that the move by browsers to warn visitors of webpages served via HTTP as “Not Secure” has been in the works for a while.  And, if you’re like many other organizations and businesses, preparing for this inevitable change has been on your to-do list for a while, lingering there, waiting to get crossed off.  Unfortunately, pretending there’s no fire doesn’t mean you won’t eventually get burned.

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Why Location Matters When Choosing a Hosting Company

When individuals and businesses shop around for a hosting company, they tend to look for things like uptime guarantees, an easy to use platform, good customer support, features and price. One aspect that doesn’t tend to be top of mind is the physical location of the servers that will be hosting the website, or what country the hosting company calls home. You may argue that it doesn’t matter where you host your website as it is mirrored all over the world to provide redundancy in case of outages. The reasons location matters, however, relate to a lot more than just redundancy, and primary among them are Canada’s stricter privacy requirements when it comes to handling personal data.  But the benefits don’t stop there, so let’s dive right into the list shall we?

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.CA TBR Top Picks for April 25

To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for April 25

A bigger than usual list of expiring .CA domains this week (8500+) made it hard to narrow down our top picks this week. Worth mentioning that in addition to our list profiled above, there are many of 3-letter .CA domains on this week’s list too, including azr.ca,  hgg.ca, siw.ca, tlv.ca, zqc.ca and maybe even a few more.

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