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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…

ICANN IRTP Update: New Changes to Domain Transfers

On December 1, 2016, changes to ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) will go into effect. Changes to ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP), the policy governing how domains are transferred between registrars and registrants, will go into effect on December 1, 2016. The ICANN IRTP, the policy governing how domains are transferred between registrars and registrants,…

What you need to know about the .SUCKS domain

Over the past year and a half, over 450 new domain extensions such as .consulting, .social, .tech and even .ninja have launched but none have created as much controversy and concern as the Vox Populi owned .SUCKS domain.  In 2014, former US senator Jay Rockefeller told the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that…

2014 CIRA Factbook Available Now

The 2014 CIRA Factbook by the Canadian Internet Registration Association (CIRA) is now available! What is this factbook you ask? It’s a compilation of great information about the .CA domain, the Internet industry and the online landscape. From the humble beginnings of the Internet to the massive change we are experiencing right now, the CIRA factbook contains great…

New Cybele Negris Article: Brand and Trademark Protection Has Become Increasingly Complex in Today’s Digital World

Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris’ new article “Brand and Trademark Protection Has Become Increasingly Complex in Today’s Digital World” is now available on the Business in Vancouver magazine. In this article, she talks about what business owners and executives need to know about protecting your brand and trademark with the launch of the new…

.XXX Pre-Registration Now Available at Webnames.ca

Now Accepting Sunrise B Applications. General Pre-Registration Coming Soon. Eleven years after it was first proposed, the .XXX sTLD (sponsored Top Level Domain) is set to launch in September 2011. Webnames is participating in Sunrise B and General Registration to help facilitate the protection of trademarks, brands and primary domains in other extensions. What is…