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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.

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.INCorporate Your Business Online

The arrival of the new .INC domain extension may (or may not) be imminent, the ability to create a name that stands out among the millions of other domains out there certainly sounds appealing. While this news is good news for large businesses, this is even better for small businesses. A domain under the new .INC extension can create an added level of professionalism and it also brings a certain appeal to your name.
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.INC is going to be great for small businesses, because of how people associate that acronym with large companies. As a small business, having a .INC domain name can bring a certain panache to your business and gain consumer confidence and support.

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New gTLD Highlight: What is .BUSINESS?

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc.) and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. Think of the possibilities! You can be creative (YourNameAt.home), you can be industry minded (HotelName.hotel) and you can start protecting your brand names (YourBrand.inc or YourBrand.tech).

In order to showcase the benefits of these new extensions, we plan to highlight a new gTLD each week!

This week, we’re getting down to .BUSINESS, detailing the new gTLD’s potential uses and how it can benefit you.

.BUSINESS is a perfect fit for all profit-oriented organizations! Through this specific gTLD, your visitors are able to easily identify what you are all about, plus this new extension provides visitors an added sense of security when they go to your website.  Whether you are running a small startup or a large corporation, use .BUSINESS to attract customers to your business.

Benefits of a .BUSINESS domain name

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New gTLD Highlight: What is .BLOG?

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc.) and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. Think of the possibilities! You can be creative (YouNameAt.home), you can be industry minded (HotelName.hotel) and you can start protecting your brand names (YourBrand.inc or YourBrand.tech).

In order to showcase the benefits of these new extensions, we plan to highlight a new gTLD each week!

This week, we’ll talk about the .BLOG gTLD extension; detailing its potential uses and how it can benefit registrants for that specific domain space.

Since blogging allows people to voice out their opinions and ideas about anything, .BLOG will provide a dedicated space for bloggers. Under .BLOG, bloggers will be able to identify themselves to their readers before anyone even goes to their website. For example, food.blog would immediately let readers know the site is most likely a food blog, in the same way that horses.blog would let people know you are writing a blog about horses. 

Benefits of a .BLOG domain name

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New gTLD Highlight: What is .WEB?

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc.) and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. Think of the possibilities! You can be creative (YourNameAt.home), you can be industry minded (HotelName.hotel) and you can start protecting your brand names (YourBrand.inc or YourBrand.tech).

In order to showcase the benefits of these new extensions, we plan to highlight a new gTLD each week!

This week, we’ll talk about the .WEB gTLD extension; detailing its potential uses and how it can benefit registrants for that specific domain space.

The .WEB gTLD is popular because it is such a generic term and not limited to an specific industry or niche. In fact if you think about it, it is more relevant to any website than a .COM which was originally intended for commercial websites.

Benefits of a .WEB domain name

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New gTLDs: Pre-Register Now at Webnames.ca

You can now Pre-register new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) with Webnames.ca!

Earlier this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that they are releasing hundreds to over a thousand new generic Top Level domains (gTLDs) in 2013. Webnames.ca has launched a system to let you pre-register for domain name extensions you may be interested in. By using the free pre-registration system, you have no obligation but you do get first priority to information on release dates and rules as these become available.

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Vote For Webnames.ca As Best Registrar

What makes a good registrar? Excellent customer service? Trusted Customer Support? Great prices? Webnames.ca was flattered when Easy DNS wrote a post in their blog with their top picks for the best registrars, and they mentioned Webnames.ca!

The conversation started when Lifehacker.com put out a call to their readers asking them who they think the best registrar is. Lifehacker.com has asked their readers to leave a comment on the story ‘Best Domain Name registrar?‘ with their top picks.

We wanted to reach out to you, our customer, to ask for your vote and to let us know, and other voters know, why you love Webnames.ca.

We would love your vote, and voting is easy!

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Win a Year of Web Hosting with Webnames.ca

Want to win a year of free Web Hosting from Webnames.ca? We are giving away two Elite Web Hosting Plans in August and September!

webnames_fb_promo.jpgFree Web Hosting for a Year might not sound that exciting to some, but our Elite Web Hosting Plan (Valued at almost $360 for the year) is great for setting up your website, plus that’s $360 you can spend on other things, like:

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Save money when you renew or register your domain names for a longer term

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Is your .COM or .CA domain name up for renewal soon? Consider renewing it for a longer term!

There are many benefits:

  • Save Money – Renewing your domain for longer than the standard 1 year saves you money on the yearly renewal price. Pricing from as low as $13 per year (for a 9 year term) is available to you. If you are registering a new domain, register for up to 10 years for the best available price.

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Webnames Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Dot-CA Domain Name

Monday May 14th marks the 25th anniversary of the dot-CA domain name for Canada. On this date twenty five years ago the management of the dot-CA country code domain name was officially delegated by Jon Postel, operator of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), to Canadian Internet pioneer and Webnames.ca co-founder John Demco.
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The most recognizable symbol of Canadian identity on the Internet, dot-CA was conceived in 1987 and for 13 years, John Demco, with the assistance of a group of dedicated volunteers, managed the dot-CA domain space out of his University of British Columbia office on behalf of all Canadians, allocating and administering dot-CA domain names at no charge to users on a voluntary basis. By 2000 an amazing 100,000 dot-CA domain names had been registered under John’s care, exceeding the capacity of a volunteer undertaking. “In the very early days of .CA, it wasn’t apparent that the registry would grow so quickly,” said John Demco, “However, by the late 1980’s the academic and research networks had begun to grow rapidly, even though the absolute numbers weren’t yet large. With the introduction of the web and commercialization, things really took off.”

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Webnames.ca Opposes SOPA

The way we are consuming copyrighted material is changing. We are not buying CD’s, DVD’s, or books as much as we used to and Peer to Peer (P2P) networks have made it very easy to distribute and share media.  Some of this media is in the public domain (such as old movies and books where the copyright has expired), and lots of it is available under licenses that encourage us to share and even change it without infringement (open source software and lots of the content on YouTube is copied this way).   Recently released movies and music are typically not in the public domain but they are also being copied and when this happens it violates the creator’s rights and is illegal.

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