30 Years & 2.5M Domains Later, .CA is Still our Favourite Domain

As many of you know, Webnames has a special history with .CA . Our co-founder, John Demco, conceived of the .CA country code for Canada, created the original registry at the University of British Columbia and voluntarily maintained it  for 13 years before transitioning it to CIRA’s custodianship and governance. During that time John and a small group of dedicated volunteers processed every single .CA domain registration manually.

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Aftermarket Domains – Your Gateway to a Memorable & Brandable Name

It’s easy to think “all the good names have been taken” and to be honest, most of them have, at least in the major extensions like .COM, .ORG, .BIZ and .NET.  But now you can take a second kick at the domain name can and get an incredible domain on the Webnames.ca Domain Aftermarket.

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Best Domains for Environmentally Conscious Businesses, Products & Orgs

Tomorrow we celebrate Earth Day.  For environmentally conscious brands, products, organizations and communities there are now a variety of domain names and specialized namespaces to choose from that can be used communicate earth-friendly programs, products, goals and values.  You might be surprised at the available options.

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New Domains Launching this April

April is right around the corner, and so are a handful of great new domain extensions. Here they are in order of their General Registration launch dates:

.FUN – April 05, 2017

Short and memorable, .FUN is the perfect online destination for entertainment, humour, recreation, products and activities that bring joy to people. MakeThings.fun with this peppy new extension.

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Should you register a .ECO domain? Here’s what you should know before you decide.

Another new gTLD is set to launch in April. Yup, we get it. You have heard this all before …

With the introduction of so many new domain extensions in recent years, businesses and orgs, as well as marketing teams, IP managers and technical administrators of domain portfolios are becoming immune to the messages new gTLDs are putting forth.

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The .SHOP gTLD: The perfect domain for e-commerce

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Whether you’re want to be the next Amazon or pioneer something completely new, the online world is a competitive landscape. From big box brands to niche e-commerce sites, having the right product isn’t enough; you’ve got to be found. Aside from the benefits of SEO and optimizing your page to attract local customers, it needs to have a name that pop.

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The .BLOG Domain: One of the biggest new domains is coming soon

The .BLOG domain is launching soon and it’s perfect for all creatives, writers, businesses and thought-leaders.

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Blogging has grown from being simple online diaries into powerful content that fuels businesses all over the world. From articles and infographics to webinars and podcasts, blogs have become the bridge that connects businesses and customers online.

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The .SHOP domain is now available & it’s perfect for e-commerce

For e-commerce businesses, a domain name is a pretty big deal. It’s an important part of your business because it’s how customers find your store online. But we also know finding the right domain can be challenging with all the new gTLDs now available. As a consumer, it’s easier to fall into the normal naming scheme of things and opt to go with a familiar domain.

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The $135 million .WEB auction and its impact on businesses, worldwide

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On July 27, one of the most highly sought after new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) extension was sold for a record-breaking $135 million in an auction.

With Alphabet (Google), Donuts Inc. and upstart Nu Dot Co LLC, competing against each other, the winning bid was produced by Nu Dot Co LLC. Backed by Verisign – the registry for .COM and .NET – Nu Dot Co beat out the both Alphabet’s and Donuts’ massive coffers, combined.

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