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Webnames.ca 2015: Year in Review

A message from Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca CEO and Co-Founder

2015 has been another phenomenal year for Webnames.ca.  In addition to celebrating our 15th anniversary, Webnames.ca successfully launched numerous new products and services for our customers. As we approach 2016, we anticipate more innovation and upgrades and seamless continuation of our renowned customer service to support you and your online endeavors.

I take this opportunity to thank you, our valued customers, for your on-going support and for putting your trust in us for 15 years. On behalf of everyone here at Webnames.ca, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season and enormous success in 2016!  

Please see below for some of our key highlights this year.

Webnames.ca 15th Anniversary

Back in 1987, Webnames.ca co-founder John Demco never imagined the .CA domain would be as pervasive as it is today. From conceiving and managing the .CA domain extension until 2000 in his office at the University of British Columbia to surpassing 2.4 million domain names in 2015, .CA is the online identity for all Canadians and Canadian businesses.

Learn more about the Webnames.ca 15th Anniversary ➝

New Domain Search Page and New Domain Extensions

On the the heels of our website overhaul project, we relaunched a new domain search page to make it easier to find domains. On the new search page, you can add specific filters to your results, export them and share them with colleagues with the click of a button.

In addition, we now offer more than 500 domain extensions! With the launch of the new generic Top level domains two years ago, Webnames.ca has seen huge adoption of these new extensions globally. From industry specific domains like law, .tech, .consulting and .construction, to generic domains like .ninja, .website and .xyz, the list of available domains continue to grow. For businesses and individuals, this means that new branding opportunities will emerge while providing more flexibility online.

See all the new domain extensions ➝

Anycast DNS

An affordable enterprise-level solution for even small businesses, Anycast DNS was launched on June 1st, 2015 to provide businesses with reliability, performance and DDoS mitigation. Utilizing a global network to strengthen the DNS infrastructure, Anycast DNS immediately provides the benefit of faster page-load speeds, increased traffic capacity and resiliency against distributed denial of service attacks at the DNS level. Today, both small and large businesses have already begun embracing this new technology to enhance their online presence.

Learn more about Anycast DNS ➝


One of the most important aspects for every business is branding and with the growing list of available online platforms, protecting your brand can be challenging. With that in mind, we launched our Username.Social tool early this year to streamline the process of finding and protecting your brand across multiple social media platforms.

See Username.Social in action ➝


With numerous data breaches and online leaks around the globe, security concerns are at an all time high. While most experts advise creating long and complex passwords, it just isn’t feasible for anyone that logs into multiple accounts each day to remember all those passwords. With that in mind, Webnames.ca has partnered with DigitalSafe to provide a password manager to generate and store important login information and sensitive data.

Learn more about DigitalSafe ➝

Community Involvement

Webnames.ca is partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to build a new Cancer Prevention Centre. Join us at the Relay for Life in June 2016 and please donate to the Webnames.ca Cancer Prevention Fund in support of this cause.

Learn more about the Webnames.ca Cancer Prevention Fund ➝

The Webnames.ca Management Team also sits on the boards of the following organizations:

  • John Demco serves on the Board of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
  • Cybele Negris serves as the Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC and is a mentor for the Women’s Executive Network. She has served as Vice-Chair of Small Business BC and was a former director of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Capilano University, Capilano University Foundation and was President of Wired Woman.

See the organizations Webnames.ca works with ➝


Webnames.ca CEO Cybele Negris was recently inducted into the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame.

Learn more about the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame Award ➝

Final Note

Thank you to all of  you, our customers, for your support over the years.  It’s been an amazing 15 years for Webnames.ca and we couldn’t have done it without all of you! We will continue to strive for excellence in all that we do and continue to live by our core values: 1) Amaze every customer with exceptional customer service, 2) Always be improving and 3) Make a positive difference.

Happy Holidays from everyone at Webnames.ca and we look forward to working with all of you in 2016!

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