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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Discovering .CA: Domains Worth Exploring This Year

Across the country, Canadians are getting together to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. As we approach a milestone anniversary for our country, there are many reasons we are proud to be Canadian—our nature, culture, businesses and accepting (if overly polite) national identity. Another reason to be proud? .CA, Canada’s very own ccTLD, turns 30 years old this year.

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Show you’re a retailer that’s ready for business with .STORE

“I’m going to the store.” “Which store did you buy that at?”  “I love that store.”

Just think about how many times a day you say the word store, think about a store or actually go to the store? As a retailer, shouldn’t your domain name convey that you are in fact a store?

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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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