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Say “Hello” to 360° Domain Management with Our Improved Dashboard

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.

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Introducing .REALESTATE, a new domain for real estate professionals

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.

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Chrome’s Not Secure Warning Is Making You Look Bad, But That’s Good for the Rest of Us

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.  

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4 Absolute Beginner Web Marketing Strategies for Launching a Small Business

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.

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Small Business Week Sale on Now

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.

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SSL Certificates Are Not All Equal When it Comes to Trust

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?”

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What We Learned From Our First Year as a ClimateSmart Business

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.

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Classic Domains on Sale – Two Weeks Only

Everyone Loves the Classics

When it comes to representing your idea or business online, align yourself with a timeless classic. .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO and .CA are the most familiar and credible domains you can register, having stood the test of time to remain meaningful on the Web.  And for the last two weeks of May, they’re all on sale at Webnames for $12.50 –  up to 75% off retail pricing.

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Why Location Matters When Choosing a Hosting Company

When individuals and businesses shop around for a hosting company, they tend to look for things like uptime guarantees, an easy to use platform, good customer support, features and price. One aspect that doesn’t tend to be top of mind is the physical location of the servers that will be hosting the website, or what country the hosting company calls home. You may argue that it doesn’t matter where you host your website as it is mirrored all over the world to provide redundancy in case of outages. The reasons location matters, however, relate to a lot more than just redundancy, and primary among them are Canada’s stricter privacy requirements when it comes to handling personal data.  But the benefits don’t stop there, so let’s dive right into the list shall we?

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