Webnames Blog https://blog.webnames.ca Latest news about domains, hosting, email and more. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:12:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 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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Small Business Week Sale on Now https://blog.webnames.ca/small-business-week-2018/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:22:53 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17296 Did you know that 98% of Canadian businesses have fewer than 100 employees, 55% have fewer than four, and 75% of all businesses in the country have fewer than 10?

Small businesses like yours and ours drive Canada’s economy, so in celebration of Small Business Week in Ontario and BC – and hard-working small businesses across Canada – we’re running a BIG small business promotion.

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Start your next chapter online with .PAGE https://blog.webnames.ca/start-your-next-chapter-online-with-page-pre-order-today/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:45:24 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17253 Turn the .PAGE with a Fresh New Domain 

Google Registry’s .PAGE domain will be launching in a few short weeks and it’s a great choice for anyone wanting to create a new website online.

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.CHARITY Domain Name | Available Now at Webnames.ca https://blog.webnames.ca/charity-domain-name-available-now-at-webnames-ca/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:35:22 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17217 Introducing .CHARITY, the domain extension for organizations that have a mandate to do good

Raising awareness and fundraising can be a challenge for registered charitable organizations and non-profits.  Solicit more support for your good work by using a .CHARITY domain in your marketing campaigns, event promotion, and fundraising initiatives.

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Introducing Webnames Refer a Friend | Share a Discount, Earn a Credit https://blog.webnames.ca/introducing-webnames-refer-a-friend-share-a-discount-get-a-discount/ Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:09:25 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17196 We’re always thrilled when happy customers refer people to Webnames.ca. Now we’re giving those customers, and their friends, a little something back with our new Referral Program.

How It Works

 

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Consolidate Your Domain Portfolio to Save on Domains https://blog.webnames.ca/this-summer-transfer-consolidate-save-on-domain-names/ Wed, 01 Aug 2018 22:15:52 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17176 What do you have planned this summer?

  • Lake swims ✅
  • Patio cocktails with pals ✅
  • Family time at the cottage ✅
  • Transferring your domain names to Webnames.ca

If that last item isn’t on your to-do list, it should be!

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Women Get on Board – Cybele Negris on Board Opportunities, Alignment and Impact https://blog.webnames.ca/wgob-interview/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:38:16 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17163 Women Get On Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. WGoB achieves this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada who are committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom. Webnames.ca President and CEO Cybele Negris, who serves on a number of boards and councils such as the Royal Canadian Mint and BC Small Business Taskforce, recently sat down with Women Get on Board to discuss her journey to Board service, share insights for women (and men) seeking board opportunities and unpack how her entrepreneurial background shapes her impact.

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The Argument for EV SSL: Should You Get One for Your Business? https://blog.webnames.ca/the-argument-for-ev-ssl/ Fri, 29 Jun 2018 21:59:09 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17135 In the third and final blog in our recent SSL series, we are taking a closer look EV SSL, or extended validation certificates, including who might benefit from using them and if they are worth the additional cost.

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SSL Certificates Are Not All Equal When it Comes to Trust https://blog.webnames.ca/ssl-certificate-validation-levels/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:38:54 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17108 With Google Chrome’s HTTPS deadline only weeks away, we’re seeing an uptick in SSL purchases as website owners hurry to get ahead of the coming changes. For many, however, purchasing an SSL certificate comes with a number of questions and considerations – one of the most common being: “What’s the difference between validations levels?”

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What We Learned From Our First Year as a ClimateSmart Business https://blog.webnames.ca/what-we-learned-during-our-first-year-as-a-climatesmart-business/ Tue, 29 May 2018 14:19:50 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17094 We’re excited to be entering our second year of being a certified ClimateSmart business. With Canada’s 1.2+ million small- and medium-sized businesses having direct control over roughly 200 million tonnes of carbon pollution – the same amount produced each year by every car, truck, train, plane, and ship in the country – we were motivated to do better and control what we could to decrease our impact. Having recently renewed our certification for 2018, I thought I would share some of our learnings and findings now that we have year over year data to sift through, as opposed to last year when we established our baseline.

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To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for May 23 https://blog.webnames.ca/to-be-released-ca-domains-top-picks-for-may-23/ Tue, 22 May 2018 18:14:13 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17090 Oooh la la, some amazing domains are dropping over at CIRA tomorrow, May 23rd. In addition to the ones listed in above, there are also a few 3-letter gems like ers.ca, jyj.ca, vgu.ca, vui.ca, xly.ca and ymy.ca.

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Classic Domains on Sale – Two Weeks Only https://blog.webnames.ca/classic-domains-on-sale-two-weeks-only/ Tue, 15 May 2018 20:12:42 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17059 Everyone Loves the Classics

When it comes to representing your idea or business online, align yourself with a timeless classic. .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO and .CA are the most familiar and credible domains you can register, having stood the test of time to remain meaningful on the Web.  And for the last two weeks of May, they’re all on sale at Webnames for $12.50 –  up to 75% off retail pricing.

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Google Has Issued the Official Warning – Encrypt Your Webpages ASAP https://blog.webnames.ca/google-has-issued-the-official-warning-encrypt-your-webpages-by-july/ Mon, 14 May 2018 22:31:33 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17049 If you’ve been following website security industry changes, you may know that the move by browsers to warn visitors of webpages served via HTTP as “Not Secure” has been in the works for a while.  And, if you’re like many other organizations and businesses, preparing for this inevitable change has been on your to-do list for a while, lingering there, waiting to get crossed off.  Unfortunately, pretending there’s no fire doesn’t mean you won’t eventually get burned.

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Why Location Matters When Choosing a Hosting Company https://blog.webnames.ca/why-location-matters-for-hosting/ Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:46:52 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17028 When individuals and businesses shop around for a hosting company, they tend to look for things like uptime guarantees, an easy to use platform, good customer support, features and price. One aspect that doesn’t tend to be top of mind is the physical location of the servers that will be hosting the website, or what country the hosting company calls home. You may argue that it doesn’t matter where you host your website as it is mirrored all over the world to provide redundancy in case of outages. The reasons location matters, however, relate to a lot more than just redundancy, and primary among them are Canada’s stricter privacy requirements when it comes to handling personal data.  But the benefits don’t stop there, so let’s dive right into the list shall we?

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To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for April 25 https://blog.webnames.ca/to-be-released-ca-domains-top-picks-for-april-25/ Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:42:55 +0000 https://blog.webnames.ca/?p=17022 A bigger than usual list of expiring .CA domains this week (8500+) made it hard to narrow down our top picks this week. Worth mentioning that in addition to our list profiled above, there are many of 3-letter .CA domains on this week’s list too, including azr.ca,  hgg.ca, siw.ca, tlv.ca, zqc.ca and maybe even a few more.

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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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