Webnames Blog https://blog.webnames.ca Domains, Hosting, SSL and Ideas for businesses to succeed online Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:16:46 -0800 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 .BOND – A Credible New Namespace for Financial Services Online https://blog.webnames.ca/bond-a-credible-new-namespace-for-financial-services-online/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:01:26 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18667 Communicate Trust in Financial Services with a .BOND Domain

.BOND is a new top-level domain focused on financial markets and the financial services industry that will become publically available mid-November 2019. 

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Is Your Cybersecurity Strategy Up to Date? https://blog.webnames.ca/is-your-cybersecurity-strategy-up-to-date/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 01:09:14 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18656 When did you last review your cyber-security strategy at the office or at home? If it wasn’t in the last three to six months, it’s time to get cracking on it. Why? Because cyber-security is constantly evolving. It must do so to fight against the onslaught of cyber-crime.

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Why Girls in STEAM Week is a Start, Not an End https://blog.webnames.ca/why-girls-in-steam-week-is-a-start-not-an-end/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:02:58 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18616 The economy needs more women in technology. While studies show that girls outperform boys in non-STEM subjects and came out almost equal in STEM subjects, fewer young women pursue post-secondary educations in STEM than young men, which leads to fewer women with careers in higher-paying STEM fields. In fact, technology is the only STEM discipline where the participation of women has declined in the past 20 years.

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10 Tips for Scaling Your Business and Achieving Repeatable Growth https://blog.webnames.ca/10-tips-for-scaling-your-business-and-achieving-repeatable-growth/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:44:52 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18580 By putting in place sound business practices that can be duplicated at various stages of a company’s growth, entrepreneurs can ensure that their business scales-up to remain successful in the long run.

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We ❤ Small Business Sale 2019 https://blog.webnames.ca/we-%e2%9d%a4-small-business-sale-2019/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:30:11 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18558 Did you know there are more than 1.1 million SMEs in Canada? More than anything, small business drives the Canadian economy, representing nearly 70% of Canadian jobs and accounting for 50% of the country’s GDP. Plus, 25% of Canadians report that they are interested in starting their own business.

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6 Corporate Risk Factors Arising from Domain Management Practices https://blog.webnames.ca/6-common-domain-business-risks-faced-by-corporations/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:48:59 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18536 Managing risk is a high priority item for any corporation. Domain names are valuable business assets and the home of your brands online. If they go offline, even briefly, it can have serious implications on revenue, brand and customer trust. If a corporate domain name portfolio is poorly managed, without defined policies and adherence to domain management best practices, or spread across multiple registrars, that business is exposing itself to increased risk and expending unnecessary time, resources and money.

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Six reasons Canadians should choose .CA for a website https://blog.webnames.ca/six-reasons-canadians-should-choose-ca-for-a-website/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 22:35:39 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18508 Domain names, as our own name suggests, are our jam! While we have more than 500 awesome options to choose from, as a Canadian-owned company our steady favourite remains .CA – and not just because one of our co-founder’s invented it. If you’re a Canadian individual or Canadian business targeting a homegrown audience, here are six compelling reasons (seven, if you count our current $9.99 .CA sale) to choose a .CA domain for your website over an alternative extension like .COM.

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Using HTTPS Leads to Better Website Performance https://blog.webnames.ca/using-https-leads-to-better-website-performance/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:42:09 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18488 Can SSL/TLS actually improve your website speed and overall performance?

Everyone in the IT industry knows that SSL/TLS is important for your website security. After all, it helps to protect the integrity of your website and the security of your users by securing the connection between clients and your web server(s). It also helps you to avoid those pesky “Not Secure” warnings on your website. However, the benefits of SSL/TLS extend beyond just that — using the TLS protocol can also increase the performance of your site so long as you configure your site for success.

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Make your startup fundraising pitch memorable with these tactics https://blog.webnames.ca/make-your-startup-fundraising-pitch-memorable-with-these-tactics/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:35:08 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18473 A fundraising pitch is a carefully crafted document that captures the soul and passion of your startup or organization. It very clearly explains the purpose of you asking for that financial support.

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Why your email for business communications needs to match your domain name https://blog.webnames.ca/three-reasons-your-email-for-business-communications-should-match-your-domain-name/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:44:47 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18455 Email has a lot of layers these days.  List building. Personalization. Lead generation. Drip campaigns. But today we aren’t going to be discussing those things. Rather, on the heels of the massive Telus email outage that happened earlier this month, we wanted to go back to basics and look at the importance of having a business email address that matches your domain name.

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Potential scam alert: Domain expiration notices from ‘Domain Registry’ https://blog.webnames.ca/potential-scam-alert-domain-expiration-notices-from-domain-registry/ Sat, 10 Aug 2019 00:39:08 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18424 An old scam in the domain names industry is back, this merits a throwback post about Domain Slamming. We first wrote about the shady marketing practices of a company that called itself the ‘Domain Registry of Canada’ all the way back in 2011. Read on to know more about how to protect yourself from these practices.

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Identifying legitimate looking tactics used by hackers to get inside your organization https://blog.webnames.ca/how-hackers-infiltrate-organizations/ Wed, 07 Aug 2019 20:46:14 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18391 So you think that site is safe?

It is common myth that cyber thieves and hackers can be avoided by having a good anti-spam filter, a firewall, and anti-virus software installed at the end-points (endpoint = user).

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Does a small business website really need SSD Hosting? https://blog.webnames.ca/does-a-small-business-website-really-need-ssd-hosting/ Mon, 29 Jul 2019 23:20:51 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18382 A Solid-State Drive (SSD) uses a data storage technology that provides dramatic improvement in the speed at which data is stored and retrieved from a storage device, as compared to classic magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). SSD Hosting is a web hosting service that uses solid state drives for its storage, thereby delivering superior read-write speeds, reliability and performance for websites and applications hosted on the server. Let’s dive deep to look at whether small businesses need hosting that uses SSD storage.

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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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