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.CHARITY Domain Name | Available Now at Webnames.ca

Introducing .CHARITY, the domain extension for organizations that have a mandate to do good

Raising awareness and fundraising can be a challenge for registered charitable organizations and non-profits.  Solicit more support for your good work by using a .CHARITY domain in your marketing campaigns, event promotion, and fundraising initiatives.

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Google Has Issued the Official Warning – Encrypt Your Webpages by July

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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HTTPS SSL

Why Every Small Biz Website Needs SSL in 2018, Even If They Aren’t Selling Online

You have been told that you need an SSL certificate for your small business website, but it’s just a simple brochure site so you’re not exactly sure why.  While in the past many simple websites could get away without SSL, that’s not the case anymore as the world’s most popular browsers push towards universal encryption and a safer web for all, not just online shoppers. So with that in mind, let’s dive into the what, why, where, who, and when of SSL certificates.

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Newly Available Domains and Upcoming Launches – .AI, .BOATS, .APP & .DEV

We’ve added some new domain extensions to our roster since the start of 2018. After years of launching new domains at a rapid pace, releases of new gTLDs have slowed down somewhat, but there are a couple of great tech-focused ones on the horizon that domain watchers should be keeping tabs on. 

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Upcoming New TLD Launches: Fall & Winter 2017

October is here, the air is crisp, the days are shorter and there’s plenty happening with domain launches and promotions at Webnames!

Coming Soon

November 15th

.RADIO opens for general registration
.RADIO is a regulated domain, with the following categories accepted for its use: radio broadcasting stations, internet radios, radio amateurs and podcasters; radio professionals (journalists, radio hosts, DJs,); radio-related companies selling radio goods and services.
.RADIO can be pre-ordered now to increase your chances of getting the exact domain you want in general registration – $500 EUR

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Chrome to Stop Supporting Symantec Family of SSL Certificates

Action Required by Most  GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Thawte to Customers to Remain Trusted by World’s Most Popular Browser

As you may be aware, in early 2017 the developers of Google’s Chrome web browser formally expressed concern regarding evidence that Symantec had failed on multiple occasions to properly conduct required validation prior to the issuance of many of their SSL certificates.

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Uniregistry TLD Price Increases Go Live – What You Need to Know

Uniregistry has announced price increases across the all of its TLDs. The increase ranges from 46% to a dramatic 380%, depending on the extension, and go into effect on September 8, 2017. Webnames has elected to keep the pricing of both .CLICK and .LINK the same, despite Uniregistry’s increases on those extensions also.

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Why You Might Get Spammed for Buying a New Domain Name (And How to Use Domain Privacy to Prevent It)

The rude awakening

You’ve finally settled on the perfect domain name for your blog or small business. You’ve registered it with a trusted Canadian registrar like Webnames.ca. You’ve barely begun to setup email and web hosting, yet the very next day, you wake up to an inbox full of spam – emails hawking web design, SEO services, prospect lists, app development, video production – you name it. Some target you by name with clever phishing tricks and malware. Then the text message spam and robocalls start to roll in.

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Canada 150 Event | .CA, Domain Transfers & SSL on Sale until July 31

With the Canada Day long weekend over, we just want to remind you that Canada 150 event is still going strong … until July 31st, in fact!

There is no better time this year to register a new .CA domain, get those domain transfers done, or purchase your SSL certificate than this July.  No promotion codes required, just straight-up discounts to be had.

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150 Things to Remember When Starting a Business in .CA

Starting a business can be tough—not only do you want to choose the perfect domain name, but also cover all your bases for finding a great registrar, protecting your domain and marketing your business. To help you out, and in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’ve compiled a list of 150 things to remember when starting a business in .CA. As Canada’s original domain registrar, we have a lot of experience to share.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Registering Your Web Domain

So you have an idea for a business, and you know it’s a winner. But you need the perfect domain: something professional, memorable, succinct and effective. Your domain is your web address online, and an essential part of your online presence—you want it to further your marketing efforts, help you reach your audience and reflect the purpose of your company or cause.

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