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How to Register an Expiring .CA Domain

Answering your questions about Webnames.ca Products and Services How to Register an Expiring .CA Domain Name Building out your domain name portfolio? Looking for a great domain name, but finding your top picks already registered? Did you know you can preview and preregister expiring .CA domain names? When a .CA domain name is not renewed…

A Primer on Digital Certificates

Digital Certificates – also known as SSL Certificates – are increasingly becoming ‘de rigueur’ for all manners of websites, especially business websites where financial transactions transpire. Essentially, a ‘Digital Cert’ is an ID document or ‘signature’ that is attached to electronic messages and/or files to provide enhanced security. This signature contains information about the certificate…

eBiz Tool-Kit for Small Business: Part Two – Online Resources for Canadian Small Businesses

Websites devoted to business matters are seemingly endless on the Net. Most are mediocre and many are downright disappointing once you poke around a little bit. No stringent criteria was applied while compiling this resource list, rather these are websites that we use ourselves, have been recommended to us by colleagues and customers, and where…

Cheap and Free Resources for your Small Business

There are so many excellent low-cost and free tools kicking around on the Internet that I almost don’t know where to begin … Collectively these resources have enormous potential to facilitate your planning, cut costs and increase the efficiency your business especially when you’re getting started. As more utilities become web based, integrating multiple services…

Web Analytics for your First Website

So you’ve launched a website and now you want to know how it’s performing. It goes without saying that getting a handle on your web stats is important. The earlier the better. Accurate measurement and meaningful analysis are pre-requisite to increasing your online success. Really, the act of measuring is important in and of itself.…

What is a Wiki?

The humble wiki has been getting a lot of hype lately. Derived from the Hawaiian word for ‘quick,’ a wiki (pronounced ‘wick-ey’) is a website or online resource that allows users to add and edit content collaboratively. The term wiki also refers to server software that allows users to write and edit website content using…

Typosquatting: Are your domains at risk?

If you have a Web presence or domain names registered around a business or product name, by now you have likely heard about ‘cybersquatting’ – the act of registering a domain name that is similar to an existing trademark, company or brand. Cybersquatters typically attempt to sell these domain names – at inflated prices –…

Are all the good .COM’s gone?

So you have heard the dirge “all the good domain names are gone!”. But have you tried to register a .COM lately? Chances are all the good generic words and short snappy phrases you searched for were taken. Okay, we admit it. It’s no longer a secret that almost all the good .COM names have…

Learn more about RSS and XML

What are all those RSS and XML logos about? They’re popping up all over the Net. XML stands for Extensible Markup Language, which lets Web publishers describe information in a format that machines can read. That means programs can be written to look for and use those descriptions. One of the capabilities XML permits is…

Everything you wanted to know about .mobi

Let’s begin with the obvious: What is .mobi? .mobi ( aka dotMobi ) is the newest top-level domain dedicated to mobile devices and websites created for them on the Mobile Web. Sponsored by a consortium of telecommunications and computing giants, including Google, Microsoft, Sony and Nokia, .mobi is also a sponsor of W3C’s Mobile Web…