Webnames Blog https://blog.webnames.ca Domains, Hosting, SSL and Ideas for businesses to succeed online Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:31:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 7 Simple Strategies to Find a Great Business Name https://blog.webnames.ca/7-simple-strategies-to-find-a-great-business-name/ Thu, 04 Jul 2019 20:05:30 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17762 What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

So goes the eternally popular line from Shakespeare in his play Romeo and Juliet. This statement seemed to hold true in those days. Ironically, many would disagree with Shakespeare today, for a name means and defines everything. Even “a girl who had no name”, chose to become “Arya Stark of Winterfell” in the end. (Surely, GOT fans would agree with this!)

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Is Your Website in Perfect Form to Convert Visitors? https://blog.webnames.ca/is-your-website-in-perfect-form/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 19:07:16 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17752 You’ve optimized your site content, so it’s driving decent search traffic. Check. You’re managing to get visitors to your website. Kudos. And, they have every intention of filling out that form for your white paper or signing up for your newsletter until they see this …

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Webnames Canada Day Sale, 2019 Edition: deals on .CA, mailboxes, hosting and SSL https://blog.webnames.ca/canadaday2019/ Wed, 26 Jun 2019 18:55:08 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17724 It’s that time of year where we celebrate how awesome it is to be Canadian and leverage a bunch of well worn, and loved, symbols of Canadiana such as these …

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Should you enable Automatic Updates to WordPress on your WordPress Hosting? https://blog.webnames.ca/should-you-enable-automatic-updates-to-wordpress-on-your-wordpress-hosting/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:21:04 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17696 Most WordPress Hosting solutions in the market include ‘automatic updates’ as part of their offering. Why then, are we even toying with the question of whether you should enable these automatic updates?

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Five Steps for Protecting your Business from Brandjacking https://blog.webnames.ca/five-steps-for-protecting-your-business-from-brandjacking/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 20:02:16 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17680 Individual victim losses due to internet crime were greater than $1.4 billion in 2017, and those numbers continue to climb.  If you think you are well-protected from cybercrime, think again. It’s more than likely that you are overlooking important areas of vulnerability, such as your brand identity.  Today, your online reputation can make or break your business. Companies spend untold amounts of money on advertising and marketing but can get close-fisted when it comes to investing in their brand’s security.

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A powerful tool to find the best .CA domains coming up for release https://blog.webnames.ca/tbrrefresh/ Mon, 20 May 2019 17:04:11 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17667 Webnames’ TBR page gets a refresh to be more user-friendly

We’re happy to announce our new page for browsing TBR domains! But what are TBR domains? Read on for a little context. (If you’re already familiar with TBR, skip ahead to read about our improved UI.)

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Managed WordPress Hosting is Here (and your Website says “Thank You”) https://blog.webnames.ca/managed-wordpress-hosting-is-here-and-your-website-says-thank-you/ Thu, 02 May 2019 00:08:25 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17631 With so many of our customers using WordPress, we’re excited to introduce our new line of managed hosting plans designed specifically for WordPress users and their websites. Whether you use WordPress for a simple personal blog or are in the business of designing high-end websites for clients, our WordPress hosting offers improved performance, reduced maintenance, proactive security, and a host of powerful tools to help you create a beautiful website.

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Simple Tips to Increase WordPress Website Security Today https://blog.webnames.ca/simple-tips-to-increase-wordpress-website-security-today/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:49:33 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17616 If you ran a store, would you leave it at night with the door unlocked? Would you choose not to get an alarm system or insurance? Not exactly a brilliant way to keep your merchandise safe. Yet, that’s what millions of people do when they manage WordPress sites without proper security systems in place and without regularly updating their plugins.

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5 Easy Steps for Building your Online Presence as an Entrepreneur https://blog.webnames.ca/5-easy-steps-for-building-your-online-presence-as-an-entrepreneur/ Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:14:20 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17644 One of the most common terms used by every business these days is ‘brand’—personal brand, the millennial brand, memorable brand… you get the picture.

The brand you build from day one will be your business’ identity and you will have a strong role to play in that. People will start associating that brand with you just like they do with Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and so many more. Most entrepreneurs get so engulfed in building their business that they do not give enough attention to building their own online presence – and these early decisions can be consequential to the success of your brand.

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What’s in a [New] Domain and How To Zero In on a Great One https://blog.webnames.ca/whats-in-a-new-domain-and-how-to-zero-in-on-a-great-one/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:43:51 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17602 Let’s say you owned a martial arts studio called Main Street Ninja and after searching these are the best domain names you can find: mainstreet-ninja.com or mainstreetninja.org. Which would you choose?

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.INC – The Definitive Domain Name for Business is Now Available https://blog.webnames.ca/inc-the-definitive-domain-registration-for-business-is-now-available/ Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:02:45 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17585 Millions of company names worldwide end with “.inc” and now there is a domain to match. The new .INC domain has officially launched and is available for Sunrise registration by trademark holders, with General Availability slated to begin on May 07, 2019.

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How to Choose the Right Domain Name for a Startup or Business https://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-choose-the-right-domain-name-for-your-startup-or-business/ Wed, 27 Mar 2019 20:45:36 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17568 Your domain matters. It’s the foundation of your brand online. It will be referenced in everything you do including business cards, social media posts, digital and print advertising, signage, media coverage, and beyond. Getting the best domain that you possibly can from the beginning is one of the smartest marketing investments you will ever make – and understanding this at the start of your business journey will empower your brand for digital success.

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Has Impostor Syndrome Helped my Career? https://blog.webnames.ca/has-impostor-syndrome-helped-my-career/ Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:33:15 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17540 In 2010, I received an email that informed me that I had been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. My reaction was one of mixed emotions; I was honoured, elated, humbled yet a bit embarrassed. I didn’t think I deserved to win and honestly felt a bit of a fraud.

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Pre-Order .DEV, the New Domain for Web Developers and Technology https://blog.webnames.ca/pre-order-dev-domain/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 23:39:19 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17515 The new .DEV domain from Google Registry is now available for early access registration and pre-order in advance of General Availability. On February 28th, .DEV will become publically available, providing developers and technologists a new space on the web to showcase their programming projects, portfolios, ideas and more.

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Webnames 2018 Year in Review and What’s Ahead in 2019 https://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-2018-year-in-review/ Fri, 28 Dec 2018 18:23:41 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17467 Year End Message from Cybele Negris, Webnames CEO and Co-Founder
Photo by Jackie Dives for the Globe & Mail

As we wind down 2018 and look forward to a new year full of potential, we want to thank you for choosing Webnames.ca. We are grateful that we get to spend our days supporting amazing individuals, businesses, and initiatives to bring their goals to life online.

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Say Hello to 360° Domain Management with Our Improved Dashboard https://blog.webnames.ca/360-domain-management-dashboard/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:20:06 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17432 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 https://blog.webnames.ca/realestate-the-new-domain-for-real-estate-professionals/ Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:51:01 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17394 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 https://blog.webnames.ca/chromes-not-secure-warning-is-making-you-look-bad/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:52:59 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17367 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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Domain Names and their Impact on SEO – What’s Real? https://blog.webnames.ca/domain-names-and-their-impact-on-seo/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:58:09 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17351 Emphasize branding over keywords, every time 

If you walk away from this blog remembering one thing, let it be this: Forget the keywords. Focus on branding.

Wait, what? Aren’t keywords the driving force behind SEO? Aren’t they one of the most important pieces of the SEO puzzle?

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4 Absolute Beginner Web Marketing Strategies for Launching a Small Business https://blog.webnames.ca/four-web-marketing-strategies-for-new-small-businesses/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:03:19 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17316 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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