In 2010, I received an email that informed me that I had been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. My reaction was one of mixed emotions; I was honoured, elated, humbled yet a bit embarrassed. I didn’t think I deserved to win and honestly felt a bit of a fraud.
Year End Message from Cybele Negris, Webnames CEO and Co-Founder
As we wind down 2018 and look forward to a new year full of potential, we want to thank you for choosing Webnames.ca. We are grateful that we get to spend our days supporting amazing individuals, businesses, and initiatives to bring their goals to life online.
Welcome to our improved dashboard, and more powerful domain management
One of the challenges in building and maintaining a web presence is the number of service providers that are involved, including DNS, web hosting, email, and SSL certificates. It’s not always easy to keep straight which service is with whom. The complexity of this task is further compounded by dashboards.
Stand out in Canada’s competitive real estate industry with a .REALESTATE domain
In a few days the new .realestate domain for realtors and real estate industry professionals will officially launch. Backed by both the National Association of REALTORS® and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), .realestate will be an important marketing tool for standing out in a competitive industry.
The release of Chrome 70 came and went rather quietly last month, but it left a highly visible mark on many HTTP websites in its wake.
Since the latest update, Chrome users have been getting a red “Not Secure” warning in their address bar each time they enter text into an HTTP website – and not just on fields we expect to be encrypted like logins, but anywhere that text can be submitted, including search bars, newsletter signups, polls, contact forms and more. The bold red labeling by Chrome is simply Google’s latest escalation in warning web users that their data might not be safe.
Emphasize branding over keywords, every time
If you walk away from this blog remembering one thing, let it be this: Forget the keywords. Focus on branding.
Wait, what? Aren’t keywords the driving force behind SEO? Aren’t they one of the most important pieces of the SEO puzzle?
Moving your business from an idea to a full-on way of making a living can be a constant learning process. While you’re geared up to take in all those dozens of calls you’re expecting, you may find that the saying, “build it, and he will come” isn’t quite a strategy that works in modern business life. Especially not in a market saturated with offers from a cyber-connected world.
Did you know that 98% of Canadian businesses have fewer than 100 employees, 55% have fewer than four, and 75% of all businesses in the country have fewer than 10?
Small businesses like yours and ours drive Canada’s economy, so in celebration of Small Business Week in Ontario and BC – and hard-working small businesses across Canada – we’re running a BIG small business promotion.
Turn the .PAGE with a Fresh New Domain
Google Registry’s .PAGE domain will be launching in a few short weeks and it’s a great choice for anyone wanting to create a new website online.
We’re always thrilled when happy customers refer people to Webnames.ca. Now we’re giving those customers, and their friends, a little something back with our new Referral Program.
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What do you have planned this summer?
- Lake swims ✅
- Patio cocktails with pals ✅
- Family time at the cottage ✅
- Transferring your domain names to Webnames.ca❔
If that last item isn’t on your to-do list, it should be!
In the third and final blog in our recent SSL series, we are taking a closer look EV SSL, or extended validation certificates, including who might benefit from using them and if they are worth the additional cost.
With Google Chrome’s HTTPS deadline only weeks away, we’re seeing an uptick in SSL purchases as website owners hurry to get ahead of the coming changes. For many, however, purchasing an SSL certificate comes with a number of questions and considerations – one of the most common being: “What’s the difference between validations levels?”
We’re excited to be entering our second year of being a certified ClimateSmart business. With Canada’s 1.2+ million small- and medium-sized businesses having direct control over roughly 200 million tonnes of carbon pollution – the same amount produced each year by every car, truck, train, plane, and ship in the country – we were motivated to do better and control what we could to decrease our impact. Having recently renewed our certification for 2018, I thought I would share some of our learnings and findings now that we have year over year data to sift through, as opposed to last year when we established our baseline.
Oooh la la, some amazing domains are dropping over at CIRA tomorrow, May 23rd. In addition to the ones listed in above, there are also a few 3-letter gems like ers.ca, jyj.ca, vgu.ca, vui.ca, xly.ca and ymy.ca.