Internet Service Providers in Canada Compared

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?

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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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Four Obscure But Useful WordPress Plugins

by Marko from Support

On a daily basis, we receive calls from customers asking about WordPress and a good portion of these questions are focused on useful plugins.

With millions of different plugins available on WordPress and thousands of popular plugins, I could have easily created a comprehensive list that included an SEO plugin like Yoast or a great and free form generator like Contact 7, but these plugins have already been reviewed and included in a number of review sites.

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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…

.CA To Be Released Domain Picks for June 19, 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 19th 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.

abdominals.ca
builderzone.ca
calming.ca
canadabeer.ca
canadawine.ca
carcheap.ca
cardiscounts.ca
cityshopper.ca
colorado.ca
coppers.ca
encouraging.ca
ethanol.ca
hks.ca
ikm.ca

impermium.ca
launchrock.ca
lightingshops.ca
listmaker.ca
localsearching.ca
makeables.ca
millennial.ca
mobilecentral.ca
moneychannel.ca
motivatingteens.ca
mouthstick.ca
nametrust.ca
naturalbc.ca
newstandard.ca
ourlegacies.ca
pacificstream.ca
passioncafe.ca
photolight.ca
platinumfive.ca
playbox.ca
publicdisclosure.ca
quikprint.ca
redball.ca
renovates.ca

resourcepros.ca
sedate.ca
soundbites.ca
ticketshops.ca
toptrailers.ca
unleash.ca

These domains are available for pre-booking NOW at Webnames.ca, and will be released by CIRA on Wednesday, June 19, 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 June 19, 2013…