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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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Google Has Issued the Official Warning – Encrypt Your Webpages by July

If you’ve been following website security industry changes, you may know that the move by browsers to warn visitors of webpages served via HTTP as “Not Secure” has been in the works for a while.  And, if you’re like many other organizations and businesses, preparing for this inevitable change has been on your to-do list for a while, lingering there, waiting to get crossed off.  Unfortunately, pretending there’s no fire doesn’t mean you won’t eventually get burned.

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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.

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.CA TBR Top Picks for April 25

To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for April 25

A bigger than usual list of expiring .CA domains this week (8500+) made it hard to narrow down our top picks this week. Worth mentioning that in addition to our list profiled above, there are many of 3-letter .CA domains on this week’s list too, including azr.ca,  hgg.ca, siw.ca, tlv.ca, zqc.ca and maybe even a few more.

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7 Things You Need to Know About .APP by Google Registry

Launches of new generic top-level domains have slowed down considerably in recent years. And that’s a not a bad thing. With 500+ gTLDs now available, not including country-code extensions, there is a domain out there for almost about every conceivable vertical.  And many of these domains have limited or narrow use cases. But every now and then, a new and important gTLD comes to market.

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To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for March 28, 2018

This week’s .CA TBR list has 7900 domains, with plenty of short, fun and one-word options.

To-be-released .CA domains enter general availability on Wednesdays starting at 2pm Eastern Time, and can be pre-booked ahead of time to increase your odds of securing the domain(s) you want. The price is the same as a standard. CA registration, no premium or additional fees apply.

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Built My First Business Website

Maintaining a robust online presence has become requisite to succeed in today’s digital-centric landscape. In fact, 2017 saw a record 1.5 billion-plus consumers purchase goods online. The bottom line: if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or running a small- to medium-sized business, you’re probably not going to make it without an effective website.

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Amp up your productivity with Webnames’ new, more powerful webmail

Say “hello” to a better, more powerful webmail client.

We are excited to be launching a new webmail platform this week that is both flexible and powerful enough to be used as your primary email client. Our new webmail features a clean and intuitive design, improved mobile experience, and a number of new features to help increase productivity and collaboration among email users on the same domain name.

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Webnames 2017 Year in Review and What We’re Working on for 2018

A Message from Cybele Negris, Webnames CEO and Co-Founder:

As we wind down another year here at Webnames, I am keenly aware that we have much to be thankful for. This past year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of .CA, a domain my co-founder John Demco brought to life, and 17 amazing years in business. We also had a lot of fun celebrating Canada 150, highlighting some of our favourite customer-owned .CA domains and sharing our 150 Things to Remember When Starting a Business in .CA. And of course, there is you – our customers. You make coming to work every day both fun and rewarding, and keep us striving to do our very best.

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Phishing is Inevitable, but Victimization is Not: How to Protect your Small or Medium Sized Business in 2018

Small and medium sized businesses are not actively being targeted by cyberattackers, so I‘ve got time to get my security measures in place, right?

Nope.

You are not alone in thinking this however.  According to a recent study conducted by Edelman Intelligence for the major US insurance provider Nationwide, 41% of business owners believe cyberattacks happen more frequently in large businesses than in small businesses. In actuality, small businesses are often more vulnerable to cyberattacks than large businesses because they lack the financial and technical resources to implement robust security infrastructures. And don’t think it’s any different in Canada.

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How Canadian Trade-Mark Owners Can Prepare for Major Changes Coming to the Trade-Marks Act

A little over a year from now the most substantive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act in over half a century will begin to take effect.  Trisha Doré, a registered Trade-mark agent with Richards Buell Sutton who specializes in the preparation, filing and prosecution of trade-mark applications, recommends that Canadian trademark owners audit their portfolios over the course of 2018 in light of the forthcoming changes, taking advantage of lower government fees and educating themselves about opportunities to extend their rights into non-traditional marks not previously been registrable.

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Dr. Scott Sampson: Growing up in Vancouver, Raising a Wild Child & Envisioning Science World’s Future

Last year Science World named world renowned paleontologist and science communicator Dr. Scott Sampson as its new President and CEO. Born and raised in Vancouver, with a PhD in zoology from the University of Toronto, Sampson has held positions at the Natural History Museum of Utah, the New York Institute of Technology, and American Museum of Natural History before assuming the helm at Science World.

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Lunapads – A Social Mission, Feminist Business with a Growing Market

Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens are the founders and innovators behind Lunapads, a social mission driven business based in our hometown of Vancouver. They have been making and refining their lines of menstrual products, Lunapads and LunaUndies, since their first prototypes in 1993, believing that using reusable menstrual products are an empowering way to honor and care for women’s bodies and the planet.

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