Webnames Blog https://blog.webnames.ca Domains, Hosting, SSL and Ideas for businesses to succeed online Tue, 19 May 2020 19:13:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 Do you need a premium domain for your business? We have the answer! https://blog.webnames.ca/do-you-need-a-premium-domain-for-your-business-we-have-the-answer/ Tue, 19 May 2020 19:13:51 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=19100

There’s a lot more in a name than you can imagine. Names give your business identity. It is your first point of interaction with your potential customers and getting it right brings you that much closer to forging a lasting relationship with them. Names are crucial in the online world because, unlike at a store…

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Staying Threat Aware and Cyber Resilient in the Face of Evolving Pandemic Scams https://blog.webnames.ca/staying-threat-aware-and-cyber-resilient-in-the-face-of-evolving-pandemic-scams/ Thu, 14 May 2020 17:35:05 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=19079 covid-19 cyber threats, resilience and work from home

The pandemic has been a boon for cybercriminals. Hackers, scammers, and spammers seem to be thriving as the rest of society practices social distancing, and businesses adapt to working from home. Agencies across the globe are reporting unprecedented rises in cyber scams of all kinds, particularly those exploiting our increased interest in COVID-19 related news,…

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Your webinar questions answered: VPNs, Password Managers and Zoom https://blog.webnames.ca/your-webinar-questions-answered-vpns-password-managers-and-zoom/ Thu, 30 Apr 2020 01:00:00 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=19058 Working From Home Cybersecurity Questions Answered

Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar Cybersecurity for Home Networks & Small Businesses during COVID-19 last week, and special thanks to Jon Lewis, Product Marketer with CIRA Cybersecurity Services, for co-presenting. It was fantastic to have such an engaged and interested group! As promised, and since we were not able to address most…

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Cybersecurity awareness training has never been more necessary https://blog.webnames.ca/cybersecurity-awareness-training-has-never-been-more-necessary/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 00:22:11 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=19004 cybersecurity training for employees working from home

COVID-19 has brought on new and unique cybersecurity challenges to business owners and IT teams, largely because this is the first time many Canadian organizations have to learn how to manage remote workers, as well as rapidly scale up their remote working capabilities.  Practically overnight, businesses have been flipped on their heads. Whether you’re a…

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How to protect yourself and your small business when working from home https://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-protect-yourself-and-your-small-business-when-working-from-home/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 00:00:26 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=19002 cybersecurity work from home

Whether you’re a student taking online classes, or an employee working from home for the first time, you need to guard against security threats and cyberattacks online. When you’re at school or in the office, you’re often protected by an IT team or a service provider that manages systems to protect you from cyber criminals.…

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How to get customers to your small business in challenging times https://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-get-customers-to-your-small-business-in-challenging-times/ Mon, 13 Apr 2020 18:15:20 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18983 small business owner and customer

These are very challenging times for small businesses. As governments around the world enact measures to help small businesses stay open and keep employees on the payroll during the global COVID-19 pandemic, spending on new customer acquisition has become drastically curtailed to non-existent for many as business owners focus on survival. Whether it’s a V-curve…

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How to Create a Membership Website with WordPress? https://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-create-a-membership-website-with-wordpress/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:02:27 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18968 membership wordpress website

If you’re passionate about a subject or topic, a website or blog is a fantastic way to share your opinions, expertise and tips with others. A membership website is a great way to build a tight community around your content, reward your most loyal followers, and build deeper ties with your audience. Do it right,…

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COVID-19: All Webnames services are fully operational https://blog.webnames.ca/covid-19-all-webnames-services-are-fully-operational/ Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:49:19 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18951 covid system update

Like you, we at Webnames.ca are deeply concerned with the impact to the health and well-being of our employees and customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our thoughts are with each one of you who has been directly or indirectly affected by this virus, and we hope that you stay safe and healthy. Webnames Services…

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Content Marketing Lessons From a Galaxy Far, Far Away https://blog.webnames.ca/content-marketing-lessons-from-a-galaxy-far-far-away/ Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:50:54 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18933 Content Marketing Lessons from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Content marketing isn’t rocket science but it isn’t a cakewalk either. Like any other marketing tactic, it takes continuous trial and error and multiple mistakes along the way to start getting things right. Content marketing is one of the best ways to grow your business. In fact, some of the biggest brands have been using…

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Fast and easy websites for Canadian businesses & professionals: .CA + LiteSite https://blog.webnames.ca/fast-and-easy-ca-websites-for-canadians/ Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:25:11 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18913

As a long-time watcher of the Canadian internet landscape, I’ve witnessed many individuals and businesses get online. You may have many different motivations for starting a website. Launching a business. Hyping a side hustle. Sharing your qualifications. Promoting an event. Rallying the community. Or just simply bringing your story or passion to life online. Even with…

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LiteSite – A one page website builder for anything you want to share online https://blog.webnames.ca/litesite-one-page-website-builder/ Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:51:11 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18859 LiteSite one page website builder for a simple, fast web presence

Do you ever wish the process of getting online was simpler? Are you in year three of “launch website” being on your to-do list? Are you a solo-prenuer, small business, community group, or passion project enthusiast that needs a simple, great looking, mobile-friendly web presence?  If you responded “yes” to any or all of the…

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Introducing Domain Monitoring for Brand Protection https://blog.webnames.ca/introducing-domain-monitoring-for-brand-protection/ Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:05:00 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18794 monitoring domain names for brand and trademark infringement

Domain Monitoring is an automated service that periodically scans domains registered in over 1000 domain extensions for mentions of your brand keywords to detect brand and trademark infringements. This helps businesses guard themselves against online threats, cyber-squatting and fraud and forms the basis of your brand protection strategy. Brand Protection online is a significant challenge…

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HTTPS and SSL in 2020 https://blog.webnames.ca/https-and-ssl-in-2020/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:02:43 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18823 HTTPS and SSL in 2020: What Website Owners Should Know

The pursuit of stronger data security and the need for stronger user protections is continually driving the evolution of SSL. On a continuous basis, new protocols and safety provisions are being introduced by the major browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. As a result of this is HTTPS, and encryption as a…

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What are the benefits of a CDN? https://blog.webnames.ca/what-are-the-benefits-of-a-cdn-cons-of-cdn/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:39:08 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18796 benefits of cdn

A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a popular service used by websites to streamline and manage the speed and performance of its assets to visitors. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a CDN, disadvantages if any and to help determine whether your website need a CDN. The Dilemma As your web site…

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How to Determine if a Website is a Fake, Fraud or Scam – updated for 2020 https://blog.webnames.ca/how-to-determine-if-a-website-is-a-fake-fraud-or-scam/ Wed, 01 Jan 2020 19:12:00 +0000 http://blog.webnames.ca/?p=6538 How to Determine if a Website is a Fake, Fraud or Scam

Note: This article on detecting whether a website is a fraud or scam was first published in Sep. 2013 and has been updated for 2020. The updates reflect recent internet security best practices and emerging threats and trends in the industry. Fraud on the internet is almost as old as the internet itself. Experts have…

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2019 Webnames Year in Review + 2020 Preview https://blog.webnames.ca/webnames-2019-year-in-review/ Mon, 23 Dec 2019 23:15:39 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18741 What's coming in 2020 from Webnames

Year-End Message from Cybele Negris, Webnames CEO and Co-Founder The holidays are here already, 2019 zipped past us in a hurry, bringing to close another eventful year, as well as our second decade as a business! Webnames.ca has enabled me to meet many amazing people through these past years – small business owners taking on…

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BlackFriday Sale 2019 : Deals on Domains, Hosting & SSL https://blog.webnames.ca/blackfriday-sale-2019-deals-on-domains-hosting-ssl/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 20:27:20 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=18728 BlackFriday domain name sale

As seasonal discounts go, it does not get bigger than this. You can get .CA domain names at CDN $8.99, and .COM domains at USD $8.99 with Webnames.ca’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, but that’s just the beginning! Our sale which runs from 28th November 2019 to 3 December 2019 has you covered for…

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.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 .bond domain names launching soon

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.  When launching a new financial product or business, the name that you choose is incredibly important. A cornerstone of your brand, your name is…

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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 cyber security infographic

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. Securing Your Accounts Let’s look at a…

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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…

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