Domain Name News – May 13, 2007

ICANN Seeks Public Comment On Its Performance – ICANN is seeking community feedback about its performance. Of particular interest to ICANN are comments on transparency, accessibility, accountability, operational performance, policy development, international participation, its multi-stakeholder model, technical coordination, and dispute resolution. Comments will be received until June 5. CIRA Criticizes ICANN Performance Consultation – CIRA…

Webnames.ca COO Finalist for 2007 YWCA of Vancouver Women of Distinction Award

We’re pleased to announce that Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca’s Chief Operating Officer has been named as a nominee to the 2007 YWCA of Vancouver, Women of Distinction Awards, in the Entrepreneurship category. The award honours women whose activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of their communities. The criteria requires that candidates inspire others…

Domain Name News – May 6, 2007

MarkMonitor Releases Brandjacking Index – MarkMonitor has released a quarterly report called the Brandjacking Index which measures the effect of online threats to brands. The study found cybersquatting posed the greatest threat, and also identified others including false association, pay-per-click fraud, domain kiting, objectionable content, unauthorized sales channels, and phishing. .MOBI Domain Registrations Surpass 500,000…

Upcoming Event – Domain Roundtable Conference

Domain Roundtable Conference  August 13-15th, Seattle, Washington   Attention domainers and domain industry players: the third-annual Domain Roundtable Conference is scheduled for August just south of the border in Seattle, Washington. The conference will explore trends, opportunities and innovations in domain name investment, covering topics such as domain portfolio development, domain sales and acquisitions, monetization…

Domain Name News – Apr. 29, 2007

CIRA Calls For Nominations For Board Election – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has a issued a call for individuals to be considered by the Nomination Committee for the Board of Directors election to be held this September. The last day for applications to the Nomination Committee is Monday, May 21. The 2007 election,…

Domain Name News – Apr. 22, 2007

More Registry Price Increases – Following VeriSign’s registry price increases announced for .com and .net, Public Interest Registry and Afilias have announced registry-level price increases for .org and .info names, respectively. The increases for each are 2.5%, from $US 6.00 to $6.15, and will take effect in October. Individual registrars will decide whether or not…

Upgrade Today! Webnames.ca Launches New Webmail

Our new and improved webmail user interface has launched. This upgrade will enable you to accomplish more with your Webnames.ca Webmail. In addition to the flexibility of sending and receiving e-mail from any computer with Internet access, our new webmail comes with calendaring and contacts manager, e-mail search functionality, shared task manager, notepad, enhanced folder…

Domain Name News – Apr. 8, 2007

ICANN Board Rejects .XXX Domain Application – By a 9-5 vote with one abstention, the ICANN Board has rejected the .xxx domain application from ICM Registry. The decision came nearly seven years after the proposal was first made. ICM Registry is reportedly considering court action. VeriSign To Raise .COM/.NET Registry Fees – VeriSign has announced…

Webnames.ca attends the Massive Technology Show

We did it again… for the third consecutive year Webnames.ca exhibited at the Massive Technology Show. This year the business-to-business technology tradeshow and networking event was held at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (Canada Place) on March 28th. Located just up the street from our Gastown offices, we were set-up and ready to talk domain names…

Doing Business Better

DomainNameWire recently surveyed the Better Business Bureau records of the seven largest domain Registrars in North America and were surprised to see that complaints ranged from 2 on the low end (over the last 3 years) to 321 on the high end. Consumers can register complaints with the Better Business Bureau when they are unsatisfied with…

ICANN Swats RegisterFly

As an ICANN Accredited Registrar, Webnames.ca follows the domain name industry very closely and the recent RegisterFly saga has been on our radar this month. The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will revoke RegisterFly’s accreditation by the end of this month and plans to review how it accredits and disciplines domain name registrars after this fiasco put tens…