We mark Canada Day with patriotic fervour and a big bang sale every year, but Canada Day 2020 is a bigger occasion than the ones before. For one, this year has been an incredible challenge for Canadians due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on health, wellbeing, and economic factors. As restrictions related to the pandemic ease, Canadians are eager to recover in a safe, responsible fashion and start putting the financial distress that has affected millions across the country behind them. Our team here at Webnames.ca salutes the heroes in the healthcare and essential services sectors.
Webnames.ca OCanada Sale 2020 is designed to help businesses – small and large, bounce back from the economic uncertainty and get going again. We have .CA Domains for just C$4.99 (lowest price of the year) and every .CA registration also includes LiteSite for free (LiteSite is our all-new simple website builder that comes with a free branded email account and SSL security). Plus, we also have a slew of deals on all variants of web hosting, SSL Certificates, and business email.
If the past is any indicator, times of economic distress spur innovation and lead to the creation of new businesses born from new opportunities. We hope this is true of 2020 as well – and our products are aimed at helping entrepreneurs take a confident step forward into launching or pivoting their business into the digital world.
So, let us get to it – here’s the list of all products that are on sale, and how we can help you get your business online.
.CA Domains at CAD $4.99, LiteSite Website Builder included
Starting 29 Jun until 6 July, register .CA domains at just $4.99, and every .CA domain registered during this period also gets the LiteSite website builder at no extra cost.
LiteSite is an easy 1-page website builder that lets you launch your first website in less than an hour, with no need for coding skills! LiteSite also includes a branded email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org that can give you a professional image online. What’s more, your website is secured by HTTPS and you get all this for free with a brand new .CA domain at just $4.99. Register a .CA domain.
One question we get a lot is “.CA vs.COM – which domain should one choose for their business?” The short answer is that if your audience is Canadian, you cannot go wrong with a .CA domain. There are of course more nuances to consider, as the blog post linked above suggests, but .CA holds the edge with superior availability of shorter names, better recognition with Canadian audiences, and this week, a significant price advantage!
25% off on Canadian WordPress Hosting – Starts at CAD $7.49/mo.
Our Managed WordPress Hosting is the perfect platform for your WordPress powered website. You get:
- Automatic WordPress core updates
- Expert Canadian support
- Server-level malware scanning and patches
- Robust and secure infrastructure in our Canadian datacenters AND
- Until 15 July, a 25% discount on purchase terms of up to 1 year. If you choose the 6 month or 1-year terms, you also get a free domain registration for your WordPress website!
25% off on WordPress Website Builder – Starts at $7.49/mo.
WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System and blogging platform, thanks to its amazing versatility and ease of use. Our WordPress Website Builder powered by BoldGrid makes it easy for non-technical folks to build a stunning WordPress website using a drag and drop builder and professionally designed WordPress templates. It also includes security, e-commerce and marketing plugins to help you take your site to the next level.
Build your WordPress Website with our BoldGrid WordPress builder today!
25% off on Business Email accounts
Until 15 July, buy Business Email accounts starting at $1.42 / mo. per account. This promotion has been live for a couple of weeks already since we included Microsoft ActiveSync with all accounts, and we have seen fantastic uptake so far.
Business Email by Webnames.ca enables businesses and teams to collaborate effortlessly with shared calendars, notes, tasks and more, in addition to branded email. With Webnames Business email, you can access your email across mobile devices, desktop email clients and an intuitive webmail interface. Choose from a variety of storage options of 10-30GB, hosted on our secure Canadian servers and give your email an upgrade today with our 25% discount!
Powerful Canadian Web Hosting (Linux) – 25% off
If the bulk of the audience that will visit your website is Canadian, your website should choose Web Hosting located in Canada. Build your website on our Linux Web Hosting and enjoy 25% off until 15 July on plan terms of up to 1 year. Our Web Hosting is provided with state-of-the-art servers in Canadian Datacenters, and includes a world-class Plesk Onyx panel for easy management. Automatic backups and restore features are included, as well as automatic script installers – all backed by our 100% Canadian support team.
Secure your Websites with SSL Certificates at a 25% discount
Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox have been calling out websites that do not use an SSL Certificate as “Not Secure” for over a year now. The technology behind SSL certificates might appear to be highly technical, but the question it answers is quite simple in reality – “When your audience visits your websites and shares information (usernames, passwords, phone numbers etc.) with you, is that information transmitted in an encrypted and secure fashion?”. Learn more about SSL.
As a result, SSL Certificates are crucial for your customers to trust you with their information and for you to protect your credibility and your clients’ personal information. SSL Certificates come in a variety of flavors – Organization Validation, Extended Validation or Domain Validation as well as from a multitude of brands. At Webnames.ca, we offer Canada’s largest selection of SSL Certificates to meet every need – and now you can secure your websites with an added 25% off thru July 15, 2020. If you need help setting up your SSL Certificate, our support experts would be happy to assist you, just give them a call at 1-866-221-7878.
Canada, it’s time to #BounceBack, Get Set Go!
We hope you can take advantage of these deals to bounce back stronger than ever!
Over the last few months, we connected with some of our small business clients and inquired about the impact that COVID-19 had had on their businesses and heard incredibly uplifting stories from several of them. Here are a few remarkable examples of Canadian ingenuity and perseverance:
Candice Allen, Windsor, ON, Company: Phoenix Rising
Candice is a life coach who assists women with breaking through past trauma, reclaim personal power and stay on track so they never go back. She says “This pandemic forced me to bring, what would have been an in-person workshop, on to an online forum. It was fantastic. I then created and launched a mini coaching program focused on moving through the current situation but taking away strategies that will benefit participants beyond Corona. I have plans for more online programs and I am very excited!”
Tanya Oliva, Campbell River, BC, Company: FinSmart.ca
Tanya is a personal finance educator who has redoubled her efforts to help individuals plan their finances in this time of economic distress. She believes that financial health is a big part of overall wellness and is using this time to make a difference in people’s lives. She says “It has given me the space and time to work on my business so I can launch with momentum when our economy opens up and is focused on the future.”
Kerry Smithies, Vancouver, BC, Company: My Cloud Bookkeeping
Kerry helps small businesses set up and manage book keeping applications on the cloud using applications such as QuickBooks. She says “I was already set up to work remotely and have done so while doing international volunteering in the past, that part was easy! New enquiries dropped off immediately, and as a lot of my work is set up and trouble shooting, I rely on new clients, largely from YouTube and QuickBooks. Fortunately, my ongoing clients reached out to either take the opportunity of downtime to get their processes in order, or to get the numbers for government subsidy applications. I also took the opportunity to produce some new video content, including tech tools that will help other businesses now forced to work remotely, and cash flow actions that can be taken now, to hopefully help businesses survive in the long term.”
We salute the hard work and creativity of our clients and are truly inspired by them. Looking to get your business going again? Check out our Domain Deals page for a list of all the domain sales and get started!