Happy Holidays! 2013 Year in Review at Webnames.ca - Webnames Blog

Happy Holidays! 2013 Year in Review at Webnames.ca

Another Great Year at Webnames.ca in 2013

A message from Cybele Negris, CEO:

Webnames.ca had another phenomenal year with numerous product launches and successes to be proud of. As we approach 2014, we are in the beginning stages of launching several hundred new domain extensions. We’re calling it the domain explosion! We have been preparing our systems for years and standby to advise and assist each of you through this massive change to the Internet. 

I take this opportunity to thank you, our valued clients, for putting your trust in us and for your on-going support. On behalf of everyone here at Webnames.ca we wish you a safe and happy holiday season and enormous success in 2014!

Please see below some of our key launches and highlights of the year. 

New Products and Services

Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)

In January, we offered the ability to register .CA domains with French characters (accents) and other domain extensions like .COM in numerous other languages such as Chinese, Arabic, German, Turkish and many more.

Trademark Clearinghouse

In March, we unveiled our new service called the Trademark Clearinghouse or TMCH. Webnames.ca is the only Agent accredited in Canada to offer this service. This service was designed to provide businesses a means of protecting themselves against trademark infringement when the new domain extensions are launched.

In addition to trademark protection, the TMCH also provides businesses that enroll their trademarks the chance to register their domain names prior to each extension’s availability. This allows trademark holders to register domain names that match their trademark. [Learn More]

New Business Professional Email Plans

In June, we launched new email plans catered to entrepreneurs and small businesses! Our new Business Professional Email plans gave your business additional connectivity and a wide array of collaboration tools to keep your team connected.

While the old Business Email plans were largely successful, we felt that we needed to expand our email services to support your needs. Designed with entrepreneurs and small business owners in mind, Business Professional Email will provide everything that you will need to jump-start your business and maintain growth. [Learn More]


To complement our new Business Professional Email plans, we also launched AirSync. We knew that entrepreneurs and small business owners are always on the go and need to stay connected with their teams. AirSync allows you to sync your email with your mobile device anywhere and at any time! Synchronize email mailboxes, compose and send emails, invite members of your team for appointments and more! [Learn More]

All-Numeric .TEL Domains Names

.TEL domains are known as online business cards, consolidating in one place all your contact details, logo/avatar, map and numerous social media links. With free-hosting already included in every .TEL domain, they are the perfect business card for the on-the-go business professional. With a .TEL domain, you never have to worry about running out of business cards; just point your new contact to your .TEL domain! [Learn More]

As Much As You Need (AMAYN) Web Hosting

AMAYN is the latest addition to our web hosting services! We redesigned all our plans from the ground up to give you more storage, more bandwidth, more emails and other powerful solutions! You may be asking what AMAYN is:  As-Much-As-You-Need gives you the power to add additional disk space and bandwidth to your web hosting plan when you need it! No need to switch to a more expensive plan, just give us a call and we’ll add what you need to your capacity. [Learn More]

New Domain Extensions

What better way to end the year than with new domains! That’s right, the new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) have finally arrived after a long wait. Today, you can pre-order for close to 30 new domain extensions such as .BIKE, .DIRECTORY, .GURU, .MENU, .PHOTOGRAPHY, or .TIPS. Do it today and be first in line to get these names. There are hundreds more domains to come so remember to pre-register for those so you we can inform you when those launch! [Learn More]

Press Releases

Webnames.ca Launches Trademark Clearinghouse Validation Process for Trademark Holders

John Demco, Webnames.ca Co-Founder, Awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Webnames.ca Begins Accepting Pre-Orders for Fourteen New Domain Extensions

Webnames.ca Launches .MENU Domain Registrations


Webnames.ca was proud to support the following organizations and events in 2013! Find out more about them:

Community Support

Our Management team sits on the boards of the following organizations:

  • John Demco sits on the Board of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
  • Cybele Negris is Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, Vice-Chair of Small Business BC and also serves on the Board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. She was recently appointed in 2013 to the Board of Governors of Capilano University.

 Read Cybele Negris’ Articles:

  • PROFIT Magazine
  • Business in Vancouver Magazine

Final Note: 

Thank you to all of our customers and supporters in 2013! It has been an amazing 13th year for Webnames.ca and we could not have done it without all of you! We will continue to strive for excellence in all that we do and continue to live by our core values: 1) Amaze Every Customer With Exceptional Customer Service, 2) Always Be Improving and, 3) Make a Positive Difference!

Happy Holidays from everyone at Webnames.ca and we look forward to working with all of you in 2014! 

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