BC Provincial Government Responds to Employer Needs with Co-Op Education Program

In my role as Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, I work with industry leaders and other small business owners to identify key issues and opportunities facing small businesses in British Columbia and to develop recommendations for small business and government on strategies to enhance small business growth and success.

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The $135 million .WEB auction and its impact on businesses, worldwide

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On July 27, one of the most highly sought after new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) extension was sold for a record-breaking $135 million in an auction.

With Alphabet (Google), Donuts Inc. and upstart Nu Dot Co LLC, competing against each other, the winning bid was produced by Nu Dot Co LLC. Backed by Verisign – the registry for .COM and .NET – Nu Dot Co beat out the both Alphabet’s and Donuts’ massive coffers, combined.

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New Cybele Negris Article: What’s Your Tech Backup?

Webnames.ca CEO and Co-Founder, Cybele Negris’ latest article on PROFITguide.com is now available. In this article, she talks about important tech backups and redundancies that every business needs to know.

Last Friday, Gmail went down for an hour ¬†and this was long enough to generate a lot of social media noise. More than just an inconvenience, a lot of businesses reliant on Gmail saw disruptions in their entire operations. One business owner tweeted: “Gmail is down. Yikes, my personal mail and my whole company, unplugged. C’mon Google hurry up and fix this please.”

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New Cybele Negris Article: Fake Trademark Infringement and Domain Slamming Scams

Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris’ new article on is now available on Business in Vancouver. In this article, she talks about the different scams that attempt to steal your domain names – particularly branded domains – away from you. In this article, Cybele talks about ways to protect yourself from these types of scams.

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New Cybele Negris Article: Security Best Practices for your Mobile Device

Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder, Cybele Negris’ new article on Business in Vancouver is out and talks about some best practices to keep your mobile device secure. Mobile phones have become a significant part of our lives. Here are a few tips on how to reinforce the security of your mobile device:

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New Cybele Negris Article: Online Tools and Resources to Help Owners of Small Businesses Know What They Don’t Know

Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris’ new article, “Online Tools and Resources to Help Owners of Small Businesses Know What They Don’t Know” is now available on Business in Vancouver. In this article, she talks about different resources entrepreneurs and small businesses can use to grow their business. 
While there is a large number of resources available for small businesses, most owners don’t know that these exist. 
In this article, Cybele discusses the following resources and tools: 

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New Cybele Negris Article: 5 Social Media Tools That Can Save You and Your Business Time

Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris’ new article, “5 Social MediaTools That Can Save You and Your Business Time” is now available on Business in Vancouver. In this article, she talks about tools that can increase productivity and save time for small business owners. 
Small business owners and executives are on tight schedules, making it difficult to interact with colleagues and your customer base. With the growing significance and functionalities of different social media tools, business owners and executives can use these tools to interact with customer while staying productive.  
In this article, Cybele discusses: 

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New Cybele Negris Article: Brand and Trademark Protection Has Become Increasingly Complex in Today’s Digital World

Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris’ new article “Brand and Trademark Protection Has Become Increasingly Complex in Today’s Digital World” is now available on the Business in Vancouver magazine. In this article, she talks about what business owners and executives need to know about protecting your brand and trademark with the launch of the new domain extensions and the trademark clearinghouse.

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New Cybele Negris Article: Business technology travel checklist to keep you connected on the road

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder Cybele Negris’ new article titled “Business technology travel checklist to keep you connected on the road” is out and available on the Business in Vancouver magazine. In this article, she talks about what business owners and executives need to know before embarking on a business trip abroad.

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New Cybele Negris Article: Sorting out the technology behind secure websites

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’ new article titled “Sorting out the technology behind secure websites” is out and you can find it on the Business in Vancouver magazine. In this article, she explains to us the basics of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), how it works, and why online businesses should have them.

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New Cybele Negris Article: How Thieves Can Swipe Your Domain Name

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’ new article in PROFIT magazine is out, and she discusses How thieves can swipe your domain name.

Having a domain name and a website are both essential to businesses today, and with that arises a potential liability to be aware of. Whether it be a past employee who has been fired or a rogue web designer who has worked with your company, these relationships can sometimes go sour. Information shared with these people about the registration of the domain name and access to the website and email are hijacked as a consequence.

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New Cybele Negris Article: How to prevent your intellectual property from being hijacked

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’ new article in Business In Vancouver is out, and she discusses ways to Prevent Your Intellectual Property from Being Hijacked.

Having a domain name and a website are both essential to businesses today, and with that arises a potential liability to be aware of. Whether it be a past employee who has been fired or a rogue web designer who has worked with your company, these relationships can sometimes go sour. Information shared with these people about the registration of the domain name and access to the website and email are hijacked as a result.

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New Cybele Negris Article: Get Ready for an Explosion in Domain Names

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’s new article in PROFIT magazine is out and she talks about how to Get Ready for an Explosion in Domain Names.

Hundreds of new domain name extensions are about to be launched in 2013, creating the largest land rush for domain names. A few years ago, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to expand on the current number of generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) like .com, .net and .org.This development will revolutionize the landscape of the Internet as we know it.

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New Cybele Negris Article: Are You a Digital Litterbug?

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’ new article in PROFIT Magazine is out and she talks about how to avoid sending out digital junk.

Technology has advanced to the point that it is amazing what you can do with your phone. QR codes (those bar code like boxes found on almost everything, everywhere) can be scanned with a phone to receive discounts or to go to a certain website like Facebook or Twitter.

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New Cybele Negris Article: 5 Tech Trends to Cash In On in 2013

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’ new article in PROFIT Magazine is out and she shares her thoughts on the 5 Tech Trends to Cash In On in 2013.

Technology has become so integrated with business and our personal lives that we now usually take it for granted. However, it is still important to monitor new technology trends and take advantage of key efficiencies or opportunities technology can bring.

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