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 we all become increasingly addicted to online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon’s Prime, it’s a good time to review the Internet Service Providers that provide us with the ability to binge watch 20 episodes of The Good Wife in an evening, or (heaven forbid!) download the two most recent seasons of Game of Thrones. Is there a difference between them other than price? Do we have an actual “choice” when it comes to who delivers us our evening’s entertainment of hatewatching Scandal, or worse, Riverdale?
After a lot of hard work, we are proud to announce that last month we officially became Climate Smart certified. This was achieved through several training sessions, the creation of an exhaustive inventory of our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and of a GHG reduction plan. For those of you considering doing the certification – and we encourage you to do so! — the Climate Smart group, provides some very smart software for this purpose. Once you’ve collected all of your data and entered it to the system, it reveals not only an organization’s gross emissions for the year but an illuminating summary of where those emissions come from.
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.
Masa, we’re super excited that you have agreed to share your story with us, our customers and followers. So let’s get to it, we have some questions for you. First off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
I work as a freelance writer, kind of a hunter-gatherer of stories. I’ve written in an array of mediums including magazines and newspapers, online, and for the screen. For example, I wrote stories about traveling through the Northwest Passage for The Globe and Mail and through the Great Bear Rainforest for Explore, created a year-long video series for RadX while building an off-grid cabin on Haida Gwaii, and worked on epically bad feature movies about half-vampires and genetically modified mercenaries. In my wallet I carry a license to go anywhere, talk to anyone, do anything and call it work (as long as I produce something to share). What could be better than that?
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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A custom email address might seem like a minor detail in the grand scheme of things, but it is extremely important for businesses and entrepreneurs. Ranging from comedic to informative, different articles online conclude two things about an email address:
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Pokemon Go. But seriously, what is it?
Pokemon Go originally started out as an April Fool’s prank by Google back in 2014. It generated so much demand and buzz that Google eventually tasked Niantic Studios with creating the game. Using the lessons it previously learned from Ingress, Niantic used augmented reality to create Pokemon Go.
Over the past few months, the Webnames.ca Support team has been getting a lot of calls and chat messages asking us to change the primary domain of their current website.
While most customers think this is a quick and painless procedure, the reality of it is nowhere close to that. Here are some common misconceptions about moving to a new domain:
Like most marketers and businesses, we use a lot of tools to help us optimize our online marketing efforts. From email marketing to SEO, marketing tools help improve our productivity, but some of them can be expensive, especially for those just starting out.
In light of recent events, it might be time to change your passwords again.
Last month, news broke out that LinkedIn user data stolen from 2012 were being sold on the dark web. A few weeks later, both Twitter and Myspace reported similar breaches as well. As more hacks are reported every few weeks, it’s perfectly natural to be on edge especially when we share our personal details with these networks.
You get an email that appears to be from your bank or from your country’s tax agency indicating that there is an issue with your account. Fervently, you click on the link in the email and follow the steps to fix the issue. Some months later, you start noticing charges that you never authorized on your credit or debit card.
Stop me if this situation sounds familiar:
You have an email address that has been faithfully delivering email to you on a regular basis. Whether you use webmail, a desktop email client or another mobile device, it has worked forever and it stops all of a sudden.
At the beginning of last year, ICANN (the governing body for a number of domain extensions, including .COM, .NET, .ORG and a number of new gTLDs) and a number of law enforcement agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom made a few changes.