Webnames Blog https://blog.webnames.ca Latest news about domains, hosting, email and more. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:27:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 7 Things You Need to Know About .APP by Google Registry https://blog.webnames.ca/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-app-by-google-registry/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:42:14 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16990 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 https://blog.webnames.ca/to-be-released-ca-domains-top-picks-for-march-28-2018/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:28:40 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16976 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 https://blog.webnames.ca/5-things-i-wish-someone-told-me-before-i-built-my-first-business-website/ Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:31:46 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16959 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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To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for March 21, 2018 https://blog.webnames.ca/to-be-released-ca-domains-top-picks-for-march-21-2018/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:52:31 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16947 This week’s .CA TBR list has 6224 domains on it, so needless to say, it was difficult to narrow down to 24 top picks. 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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To Be Released dotCA Domains – Our Top Picks for March 14, 2018 https://blog.webnames.ca/to-be-released-dotca-domains-our-top-picks-for-march-14-2018/ Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:36:18 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16944 Each week upwards of 5000 canceled .CA domain names become available for registration at CIRA. These domains are slated for release on Wednesdays starting at 2pm Eastern Time, and may be pre-booked ahead of time to increase your odds of securing the domain(s) you want.

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Amp up your productivity with Webnames’ new, more powerful webmail https://blog.webnames.ca/amp-productivity-webnames-new-powerful-webmail/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 21:30:40 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16921

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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To Be Released dotCA Domains – Our Top Picks for March 7, 2018 https://blog.webnames.ca/released-dotca-domains-top-picks-march-7-2018/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:38:10 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16923 Each week upwards of 5000 cancelled .CA domain names become available for registration at CIRA. These domains are slated for release on Wednesdays starting at 2pm Eastern Time, and may be pre-booked ahead of time to increase your odds of securing the domain(s) you want.

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Why Every Small Biz Website Needs SSL in 2018, Even If They Aren’t Selling Online https://blog.webnames.ca/small-business-ready-https-everywhere-without-ssl-cert-answer-no/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:09:49 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16902 You have been told that you need an SSL certificate for your small business website, but it’s just a simple brochure site so you’re not exactly sure why.  While in the past many simple websites could get away without SSL, that’s not the case anymore as the world’s most popular browsers push towards universal encryption and a safer web for all, not just online shoppers. So with that in mind, let’s dive into the what, why, where, who, and when of SSL certificates.

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Newly Available Domains and Upcoming Launches – .AI, .BOATS, .APP & .DEV https://blog.webnames.ca/new-technology-focused-domains-ai-app-dev/ Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:32:24 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16890 We’ve added some new domain extensions to our roster since the start of 2018. After years of launching new domains at a rapid pace, releases of new gTLDs have slowed down somewhat, but there are a couple of great tech-focused ones on the horizon that domain watchers should be keeping tabs on. 

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How to Safeguard Your Personal Information and Prevent Data Theft https://blog.webnames.ca/safeguard-personal-information-prevent-data-theft/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:46:57 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16879 It’s Data Privacy Day on Sunday January 28th and it serves as an important reminder to pull ourselves up by our digital bootstraps and lockdown all that personal information that we willingly sprinkle all over the internet.

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Webnames 2017 Year in Review and What We’re Working on for 2018 https://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-2017-year-review-working-2018/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:21:57 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16842 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 https://blog.webnames.ca/identify-and-prevent-small-biz-phishing-in-2018/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:35:37 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16812 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 https://blog.webnames.ca/canadian-trade-mark-owners-can-prepare-major-changes-coming-trade-marks-act/ Sat, 02 Dec 2017 02:01:19 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16781 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 https://blog.webnames.ca/dr-scott-sampson-envisioning-science-worlds-future/ Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:30:40 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16709 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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Snag a Premium .SHOP 3-Letter Domain for 80% Off this October https://blog.webnames.ca/3-letter-premium-shop-domain-event/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:45:51 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16686 The registry operator behind the popular .SHOP domain is celebrating their first anniversary with special promotion. For a limited time starting next week, premium 3-letter .SHOP domain names will be hugely discounted.

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Upcoming New TLD Launches: Fall & Winter 2017 https://blog.webnames.ca/current-domain-promos-upcoming-domain-launches-fall-2017/ Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:59:49 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16665 October is here, the air is crisp, the days are shorter and there’s plenty happening with domain launches and promotions at Webnames!

Coming Soon

November 15th

.RADIO opens for general registration
.RADIO is a regulated domain, with the following categories accepted for its use: radio broadcasting stations, internet radios, radio amateurs and podcasters; radio professionals (journalists, radio hosts, DJs,); radio-related companies selling radio goods and services.
.RADIO can be pre-ordered now to increase your chances of getting the exact domain you want in general registration – $500 EUR

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Think Your Business Doesn’t Need Secondary DNS? Think Again. https://blog.webnames.ca/secondarydns_anycastforbusiness/ Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:35:57 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16618 Most Canadian Businesses Aren’t Sufficiently Prepared to Prevent Downtime or DDoS Attacks

The DNS is like the unsung hero of the Internet. It’s the magic that makes the Internet logical and navigable for its human users. When it’s working as expected, most of us take it for granted … until something goes wrong.

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Chrome to Stop Supporting Symantec Family of SSL Certificates https://blog.webnames.ca/chrome-to-distrust-symantec-ssl/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:35:02 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16616 Action Required by Most  GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Thawte to Customers to Remain Trusted by World’s Most Popular Browser

As you may be aware, in early 2017 the developers of Google’s Chrome web browser formally expressed concern regarding evidence that Symantec had failed on multiple occasions to properly conduct required validation prior to the issuance of many of their SSL certificates.

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Uniregistry TLD Price Increases Go Live – What You Need to Know https://blog.webnames.ca/uniregistry-tld-price-increases-go-live-need-know/ Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:48:23 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16603 Uniregistry has announced price increases across the all of its TLDs. The increase ranges from 46% to a dramatic 380%, depending on the extension, and go into effect on September 8, 2017. Webnames has elected to keep the pricing of both .CLICK and .LINK the same, despite Uniregistry’s increases on those extensions also.

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Lunapads – A Social Mission, Feminist Business with a Growing Market https://blog.webnames.ca/lunapads-menstrual-product-innovators/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:00:19 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=16568 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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