Across the country, Canadians are getting together to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. As we approach a milestone anniversary for our country, there are many reasons we are proud to be Canadian—our nature, culture, businesses and accepting (if overly polite) national identity. Another reason to be proud? .CA, Canada’s very own ccTLD, turns 30 years old this year.
“I’m going to the store.” “Which store did you buy that at?” “I love that store.”
Just think about how many times a day you say the word store, think about a store or actually go to the store? As a retailer, shouldn’t your domain name convey that you are in fact a store?
2017 is a fantastic year to be celebrating milestones – both culturally and digitally. Canada is turning 150 years old this year and the dot-CA domain extension recently turned 30. These anniversaries remind us that we are a big country with a small population and we rely on nation building entities to keep us together.
The title of this blog references a common pattern in learning, from a programming perspective. For example, when you learned basic geometry, you were probably taught some variation of this statement:
As many of you know, Webnames has a special history with .CA . Our co-founder, John Demco, conceived of the .CA country code for Canada, created the original registry at the University of British Columbia and voluntarily maintained it for 13 years before transitioning it to CIRA’s custodianship and governance. During that time John and a small group of dedicated volunteers processed every single .CA domain registration manually.
As we all become increasingly addicted to online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon’s Prime, it’s a good time to review the Internet Service Providers that provide us with the ability to binge watch 20 episodes of The Good Wife in an evening, or (heaven forbid!) download the two most recent seasons of Game of Thrones. Is there a difference between them other than price? Do we have an actual “choice” when it comes to who delivers us our evening’s entertainment of hatewatching Scandal, or worse, Riverdale?
It’s easy to think “all the good names have been taken” and to be honest, most of them have, at least in the major extensions like .COM, .ORG, .BIZ and .NET. But now you can take a second kick at the domain name can and get an incredible domain on the Webnames.ca Domain Aftermarket.
May is finally here! After a long winter, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get to work on new projects, be they personal or professional.
With that in mind, we have some great domain extensions on sale this month, including:
Tomorrow we celebrate Earth Day. For environmentally conscious brands, products, organizations and communities there are now a variety of domain names and specialized namespaces to choose from that can be used communicate earth-friendly programs, products, goals and values. You might be surprised at the available options.
After a lot of hard work, we are proud to announce that last month we officially became Climate Smart certified. This was achieved through several training sessions, the creation of an exhaustive inventory of our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and of a GHG reduction plan. For those of you considering doing the certification – and we encourage you to do so! — the Climate Smart group, provides some very smart software for this purpose. Once you’ve collected all of your data and entered it to the system, it reveals not only an organization’s gross emissions for the year but an illuminating summary of where those emissions come from.
Today we share our conversation with Deborah Rosati, Webnames customer, accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur and co-founder of Women Get on Board, a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards.
April is right around the corner, and so are a handful of great new domain extensions. Here they are in order of their General Registration launch dates:
.FUN – April 05, 2017
Short and memorable, .FUN is the perfect online destination for entertainment, humour, recreation, products and activities that bring joy to people. MakeThings.fun with this peppy new extension.
Masa, we’re super excited that you have agreed to share your story with us, our customers and followers. So let’s get to it, we have some questions for you. First off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
I work as a freelance writer, kind of a hunter-gatherer of stories. I’ve written in an array of mediums including magazines and newspapers, online, and for the screen. For example, I wrote stories about traveling through the Northwest Passage for The Globe and Mail and through the Great Bear Rainforest for Explore, created a year-long video series for RadX while building an off-grid cabin on Haida Gwaii, and worked on epically bad feature movies about half-vampires and genetically modified mercenaries. In my wallet I carry a license to go anywhere, talk to anyone, do anything and call it work (as long as I produce something to share). What could be better than that?
Another new gTLD is set to launch in April. Yup, we get it. You have heard this all before …
With the introduction of so many new domain extensions in recent years, businesses and orgs, as well as marketing teams, IP managers and technical administrators of domain portfolios are becoming immune to the messages new gTLDs are putting forth.
Local SEO has been a popular tactic employed by small businesses over the last few years. Compared to its national counterpart, local search optimization gives local businesses a competitive edge against larger and well-established businesses.