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.
It’s Data Privacy Day on Sunday January 28th and it serves as an important reminder to pull ourselves up by our digital bootstraps and lockdown all that personal information that we willingly sprinkle all over the internet.
The registry operator behind the popular .SHOP domain is celebrating their first anniversary with special promotion. For a limited time starting next week, premium 3-letter .SHOP domain names will be hugely discounted.
October is here, the air is crisp, the days are shorter and there’s plenty happening with domain launches and promotions at Webnames!
.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are the owner of multiple domain names you are probably familiar with the headache of tracking where each domain name is registered, the business or personal names provided for the registrant, the associated contact information and when they are going to expire.
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 online brand and marketing your business. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 150 tips, tactics and tools for starting a business in .CA and Canada ?. As Canada’s original domain registrar, we’ve been helping Canadian businesses get online since 2000, so we’ve got some solid experience to share.
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.
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.
“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?
2017 is a fantastic year to be celebrating milestones – both culturally and digitally. Canada is turning 150 years old this year and the dot-CA domain extension recently turned 30. These anniversaries remind us that we are a big country with a small population and we rely on nation building entities to keep us together.
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.