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Six reasons Canadians should choose .CA for a website

Domain names, as our own name suggests, are our jam! While we have more than 500 awesome options to choose from, as a Canadian-owned company our steady favourite remains .CA – and not just because one of our co-founder’s invented it. If you’re a Canadian individual or Canadian business targeting a homegrown audience, here are six compelling reasons (seven, if you count our current $9.99 .CA sale) to choose a .CA domain for your website over an alternative extension like .COM.

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TBR March 31

To Be Released .CA Domains – Top Picks for March 21, 2018

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.

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What is DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is defined by Wikipedia as:

a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. Most prominently, it translates easily memorized domain names to the numerical IP addresses needed for the purpose of locating computer services and devices worldwide. By providing a worldwide, distributed keyword-based redirection service, the Domain Name System is an essential component of the functionality of the Internet.”

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.CA To Be Released Domain Picks for August 21st, 2013

Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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The TBR list for August 21st has lots of great names, so pre-book your favourite .CA domains early.

We
publish a “top picks” list each week after CIRA publishes its latest
batch of expiring dot-CA domains. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day until the date of release, so you may want to check the CIRA TBR for new selections.

Our favourite names from the list are in bold below. Read more on .CA To Be Released Domain Picks for August 21st, 2013…

.CA To Be Released Domain Picks for August 14th, 2013

Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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The TBR list for August 14th has lots of great names, so pre-book your favourite .CA domains early.

We
publish a “top picks” list each week after CIRA publishes its latest
batch of expiring dot-CA domains. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day until the date of release, so you may want to check the CIRA TBR for new selections.

Our favourite names from the list are in bold below.

anacondas.ca
athletezone.ca
belch.ca
betrothed.ca
bsk.ca
canadacorp.ca 
chowdeals.ca
coarse.ca
condors.ca
currencytraders.ca 
ecochannel.ca
eggsbenedict.ca 
foodfind.ca
gleam.ca
gradiant.ca
hares.ca
healthresorts.ca
hunch.ca
informer.ca
labeled.ca
mixologists.ca
moneytracker.ca 
newseditor.ca 
newswriter.ca
pathogens.ca
phonetics.ca
privatenetworks.ca 
pubmail.ca
quarterlife.ca
refinances.ca 
sabers.ca 
salamanders.ca
shortening.ca
shove.ca
tdv.ca
topconsultant.ca
unearthed.ca
walruses.ca
winedeal.ca
yaks.ca

These domains are available for pre-booking NOW at Webnames.ca, and will be released by CIRA on Wednesday, August 14, 2013!

To pre-book a To-Be-Released .CA domain from the above list:

1) Go to Webnames.ca’s To-Be-Released .CA Domains page.

2) Find and click on the domain(s) you wish to pre-book and they will be added to your cart.

3) Review your shopping cart. Login or create a Webnames.ca account. Complete your transaction as though you were registering new domain(s).

Or,

Look up the domain you wish to pre-book in the Webnames.ca WHOIS. On your WHOIS search result page you will be asked “Do you want to pre-book this domain,” select “yes” to proceed.

If
your pre-book is successful you will be notified by CIRA after the
Wednesday registration period. Within 24 hours of receiving this
notification, Webnames.ca will charge your credit card for successfully
registered domains.

Note: You will only be charged for pre-booked domains that are successfully registered.

If you have any questions about the TBR pre-booking process, or want help completing your pre-book, simply contact support@webnames.ca or call 1-866-221-7878.

Read more on .CA To Be Released Domain Picks for August 14th, 2013…

.CA To Be Released Domain Picks for August 7th, 2013

Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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The TBR list for August 7th has lots of great names, so pre-book your favourite .CA domains early.

We
publish a “top picks” list each week after CIRA publishes its latest
batch of expiring dot-CA domains. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day until the date of release, so you may want to check the CIRA TBR for new selections.

Our favourite names from the list are in bold below.

afz.ca 
appmaker.ca
asklawyers.ca 
bookfair.ca 
buyable.ca 
cached.ca
cafenatural.ca
cashtrack.ca
coordination.ca
dairyfactory.ca
digitalwireless.ca
dreampictures.ca
gameface.ca 
homerelief.ca
implacable.ca
inkstore.ca
lawtoday.ca
lints.ca
livejobs.ca
lunchorder.ca
masterbuilt.ca
naturesound.ca
neonsign.ca
newlearning.ca 
oinked.ca 
plox.ca 
qualityfitness.ca
rattling.ca 
realitytalent.ca
returninghome.ca
screenshopper.ca
selfabsorbed.ca
sesamechicken.ca
speedgeek.ca
stashed.ca
steelconstructions.ca
studentleaders.ca
superfile.ca
supremelife.ca 
sushis.ca
techinvestor.ca 
thegeneration.ca
underlined.ca
vgv.ca
wasteless.ca 

These domains are available for pre-booking NOW at Webnames.ca, and will be released by CIRA on Wednesday, August 7, 2013!

To pre-book a To-Be-Released .CA domain from the above list:

1) Go to Webnames.ca’s To-Be-Released .CA Domains page.

2) Find and click on the domain(s) you wish to pre-book and they will be added to your cart.

3) Review your shopping cart. Login or create a Webnames.ca account. Complete your transaction as though you were registering new domain(s).

Or,

Look up the domain you wish to pre-book in the Webnames.ca WHOIS. On your WHOIS search result page you will be asked “Do you want to pre-book this domain,” select “yes” to proceed.

If
your pre-book is successful you will be notified by CIRA after the
Wednesday registration period. Within 24 hours of receiving this
notification, Webnames.ca will charge your credit card for successfully
registered domains.

Note: You will only be charged for pre-booked domains that are successfully registered.

If you have any questions about the TBR pre-booking process, or want help completing your pre-book, simply contact support@webnames.ca or call 1-866-221-7878.

Read more on .CA To Be Released Domain Picks for August 7th, 2013…

.CA To Be Released Domain Picks for July 31st, 2013

Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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The TBR list for July 31st has lots of great names, so pre-book your favourite .CA domains early.

We
publish a “top picks” list each week after CIRA publishes its latest
batch of expiring dot-CA domains. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day until the date of release, so you may want to check the CIRA TBR for new selections.

Our favourite names from the list are in bold below.

bereave.ca
biofoods.ca
blogcanada.ca
callbacks.ca
canadafund.ca
canadajustice.ca
captivatemedia.ca
cheapbeer.ca
communityforce.ca
complements.ca 
custodian.ca
departing.ca
disowned.ca
distinct.ca
ecopreneur.ca
endeavors.ca
excerpts.ca 
fervent.ca 
homebrands.ca
huntr.ca
kash.ca 
knock.ca
lastnight.ca
lastround.ca 
mealticket.ca
mediaworks.ca 
oldmovie.ca
onlinemagazine.ca 
onlinereading.ca
organically.ca
paperstack.ca
parentals.ca
rawdiet.ca
realcomedy.ca
realvoice.ca
retrogaming.ca
roxs.ca 
scrubber.ca
slay.ca
stockcharts.ca
sweetings.ca
teaser.ca
telling.ca
upgrader.ca
voiceactors.ca
whisks.ca

These domains are available for pre-booking NOW at Webnames.ca, and will be released by CIRA on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013!

To pre-book a To-Be-Released .CA domain from the above list:

1) Go to Webnames.ca’s To-Be-Released .CA Domains page.

2) Find and click on the domain(s) you wish to pre-book and they will be added to your cart.

3) Review your shopping cart. Login or create a Webnames.ca account. Complete your transaction as though you were registering new domain(s).

Or,

Look up the domain you wish to pre-book in the Webnames.ca WHOIS. On your WHOIS search result page you will be asked “Do you want to pre-book this domain,” select “yes” to proceed.

If
your pre-book is successful you will be notified by CIRA after the
Wednesday registration period. Within 24 hours of receiving this
notification, Webnames.ca will charge your credit card for successfully
registered domains.

Note: You will only be charged for pre-booked domains that are successfully registered.

If you have any questions about the TBR pre-booking process, or want help completing your pre-book, simply contact support@webnames.ca or call 1-866-221-7878.

Read more on .CA To Be Released Domain Picks for July 31st, 2013…

.CA To Be Released Domain Picks for July 24th, 2013

Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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The TBR list for July 24th has lots of great names, so pre-book your favourite .CA domains early.

We
publish a “top picks” list each week after CIRA publishes its latest
batch of expiring dot-CA domains. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day until the date of release, so you may want to check the CIRA TBR for new selections.

Our favourite names from the list are in bold below.

acceptable.ca
already.ca

attacked.ca
augment.ca
billcheck.ca
bly.ca
businessform.ca
calculations.ca
canadianreview.ca
consumed.ca
finalscore.ca
foodreview.ca
foodshows.ca
further.ca
gqb.ca

healthreview.ca
impale.ca
lifeshots.ca
manageable.ca
marketguide.ca
months.ca
naturalcleansing.ca

netportals.ca
organisations.ca
paperphones.ca
partyblast.ca
photoboards.ca
pitzone.ca
prestigeliving.ca
publicinternet.ca
pureinnovation.ca
qdx.ca
qtw.ca

revolvingdoors.ca
righteousness
rlx.ca
safeshop.ca
scouted.ca
sweeter.ca
thn.ca
torontoexperts.ca
vyu.ca

wingmen.ca

These domains are available for pre-booking NOW at Webnames.ca, and will be released by CIRA on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013!

To pre-book a To-Be-Released .CA domain from the above list:

1) Go to Webnames.ca’s To-Be-Released .CA Domains page.

2) Find and click on the domain(s) you wish to pre-book and they will be added to your cart.

3) Review your shopping cart. Login or create a Webnames.ca account. Complete your transaction as though you were registering new domain(s).

Or,

Look up the domain you wish to pre-book in the Webnames.ca WHOIS. On your WHOIS search result page you will be asked “Do you want to pre-book this domain,” select “yes” to proceed.

If
your pre-book is successful you will be notified by CIRA after the
Wednesday registration period. Within 24 hours of receiving this
notification, Webnames.ca will charge your credit card for successfully
registered domains.

Note: You will only be charged for pre-booked domains that are successfully registered.

If you have any questions about the TBR pre-booking process, or want help completing your pre-book, simply contact support@webnames.ca or call 1-866-221-7878.

Read more on .CA To Be Released Domain Picks for July 24th, 2013…

.CA To Be Released Domain Picks for July 10th, 2013

Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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The TBR list for July 10th has lots of great names, so pre-book your favourite .CA domains early.

We
publish a “top picks” list each week after CIRA publishes its latest
batch of expiring dot-CA domains. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day until the date of release, so you may want to check the CIRA TBR for new selections.

Our favourite names from the list are in bold below.

accessmobile.ca
analogies.ca

autosound.ca
awj.ca
bideasy.ca
brainvitality.ca
brandequity.ca

coasts.ca
daynight.ca
dominate.ca
downloader.ca
enumerations.ca
fundamentals.ca
gyf.ca

handbooks.ca
hbs.ca
hdm.ca
huj.ca
intend.ca
irishwhisky.ca
managerisk.ca
mapleapps.ca
matchpoint.ca
musclehouse.ca
mxa.ca
nationbuilders.ca
naturalcolour.ca
newscolumnists.ca
officeskills.ca
pensionplanning.ca
pissedoff.ca
pvj.ca
reagents.ca
realblogs.ca
renegotiate.ca
schoolbanners.ca
sequential.ca
shf.ca
spacebacon.ca
talkline.ca
teaimport.ca
techgroove.ca
titansteel.ca
tradeexpo.ca
uncontained.ca
vodkabars.ca
washland.ca
xay.ca
xbt.ca
zai.ca

These domains are available for pre-booking NOW at Webnames.ca, and will be released by CIRA on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013!

To pre-book a To-Be-Released .CA domain from the above list:

1) Go to Webnames.ca’s To-Be-Released .CA Domains page.

2) Find and click on the domain(s) you wish to pre-book and they will be added to your cart.

3) Review your shopping cart. Login or create a Webnames.ca account. Complete your transaction as though you were registering new domain(s).

Or,

Look up the domain you wish to pre-book in the Webnames.ca WHOIS. On your WHOIS search result page you will be asked “Do you want to pre-book this domain,” select “yes” to proceed.

If
your pre-book is successful you will be notified by CIRA after the
Wednesday registration period. Within 24 hours of receiving this
notification, Webnames.ca will charge your credit card for successfully
registered domains.

Note: You will only be charged for pre-booked domains that are successfully registered.

If you have any questions about the TBR pre-booking process, or want help completing your pre-book, simply contact support@webnames.ca or call 1-866-221-7878.

Read more on .CA To Be Released Domain Picks for July 10th, 2013…

.CA To Be Released Domain Picks for July 3, 2013

Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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The TBR for July 3rd has lots of great names, so pre-book your favourite .CA domains early.

We
publish a “top picks” list each week after CIRA publishes its latest
batch of expiring dot-CA domains. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day until the date of release, so you may want to check the CIRA TBR for new selections.

Our favourite names from the list are in bold below.

apparelonline.ca
asked.ca
bcportfolio.ca
biosocial.ca
blackspider.ca
brokercheck.ca
buildingsinc.ca
bullying.ca
businessgroups.ca
canadakicks.ca
clogging.ca
coffeepots.ca
dhz.ca
escapists.ca
financetutors.ca
floored.ca
globalize.ca

highground.ca
hmph.ca
immortalizing.ca
infected.ca
injustices.ca
investigates.ca
killing.ca

onenature.ca
organickitchen.ca
organicturf.ca
ottawagifts.ca
powerburger.ca
precison.ca
qqs.ca
retrosigns.ca
rlx.ca
sailboating.ca
samplesize.ca
scammed.ca
socialsites.ca
technetwork.ca
thursday.ca
torontodiscount.ca
valuechain.ca
vancouvergifts.ca
writes.ca
xnm.ca
zew.ca

These domains are available for pre-booking NOW at Webnames.ca, and will be released by CIRA on Wednesday, July 3, 2013!

To pre-book a To-Be-Released .CA domain from the above list:

1) Go to Webnames.ca’s To-Be-Released .CA Domains page.

2) Find and click on the domain(s) you wish to pre-book and they will be added to your cart.

3) Review your shopping cart. Login or create a Webnames.ca account. Complete your transaction as though you were registering new domain(s).

Or,

Look up the domain you wish to pre-book in the Webnames.ca WHOIS. On your WHOIS search result page you will be asked “Do you want to pre-book this domain,” select “yes” to proceed.

If
your pre-book is successful you will be notified by CIRA after the
Wednesday registration period. Within 24 hours of receiving this
notification, Webnames.ca will charge your credit card for successfully
registered domains.

Note: You will only be charged for pre-booked domains that are successfully registered.

If you have any questions about the TBR pre-booking process, or want help completing your pre-book, simply contact support@webnames.ca or call 1-866-221-7878.

Read more on .CA To Be Released Domain Picks for July 3, 2013…

.CA To Be Released Picks for June 26, 2013

Below are our “top picks” from this week’s CIRA TBR (to-be-released) domains list.

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The TBR for June 26th has lots of great names, so pre-book your favourite .CA domains early.

We
publish a “top picks” list each week after CIRA publishes its latest
batch of expiring dot-CA domains. CIRA adds more domains to the TBR list each day until the date of release, so you may want to check the CIRA TBR for new selections.

Our favourite names from the list are in bold below.

aboutcars.ca
affordabledelivery.ca
beeps.ca
calgarymail.ca
communityservices.ca
dzh.ca
economicreport.ca
eventdirectory.ca
favour.ca
finisher.ca
fitconnect.ca
fwh.ca
getjuiced.ca
happyauction.ca
highly.ca
livefresh.ca
mochi.ca
modelshots.ca
moviescreens.ca
nauticalcharts.ca
onemind.ca
operationweb.ca
petworx.ca
phonemarket.ca
pricelistings.ca
profs.ca
rejuv.ca
residuals.ca
rewritten.ca
safetyguru.ca
soundbytes.ca
sportsbc.ca
strategyforward.ca
superfreak.ca
suredeal.ca
thedefence.ca
topcloud.ca
tradersguide.ca
twinlinks.ca
ufish.ca
urbanmedia.ca
xploremedia.ca

These domains are available for pre-booking NOW at Webnames.ca, and will be released by CIRA on Wednesday, June 26, 2013!

To pre-book a To-Be-Released .CA domain from the above list:

1) Go to Webnames.ca’s To-Be-Released .CA Domains page.

2) Find and click on the domain(s) you wish to pre-book and they will be added to your cart.

3) Review your shopping cart. Login or create a Webnames.ca account. Complete your transaction as though you were registering new domain(s).

Or,

Look up the domain you wish to pre-book in the Webnames.ca WHOIS. On your WHOIS search result page you will be asked “Do you want to pre-book this domain,” select “yes” to proceed.

If
your pre-book is successful you will be notified by CIRA after the
Wednesday registration period. Within 24 hours of receiving this
notification, Webnames.ca will charge your credit card for successfully
registered domains.

Note: You will only be charged for pre-booked domains that are successfully registered.

If you have any questions about the TBR pre-booking process, or want help completing your pre-book, simply contact support@webnames.ca or call 1-866-221-7878.

Read more on .CA To Be Released Picks for June 26, 2013…

Do business with a .CORP domain name

If you think that .CORPORATION as an extension is too long or if .INC doesn’t suit your business, then maybe .CORP will! With the new domain extensions being released this year, businesses will have more options to choose from on which extension represents them best on the Internet.
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The .CORP extension is going to be great for small businesses because, like .INC, of how people associate the word corporation with large business conglomerates. For a small business and being able to secure a .CORP domain, it gives your business a certain level of confidence.

How can you use this extension?

If the .CORP suits your company better than the other business extensions, then just use your name and register YourName.CORP. Your re-branded and re-named domain now matches your company name!

Again, for those who still love your .COM or .CA name, having a .CORP domain can still be useful to you. There is a method called domain forwarding, which simply re-directs anyone who types in your .CORP domain to your .COM or .CA website. It’s a convenient and easy way to keep your customers happy.

Pre-Register NOW

Make sure to pre-register for this gTLD and any other extensions you might be interested in by heading over to www.webnames.ca/pre-registration.

Pre-registering is free, there is no commitment to buy the domain at this point and you’ll be the first to know when your selected pre-registration become available.

All gTLD information is readily available for all individuals. You can access information on this gTLD by going to the .CORP gTLD page which will be updated regularly as more details become available.

Read more on Do business with a .CORP domain name…

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