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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.