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  • 1 Domain Registration Privacy FREE? We take issue with "the list"
  • 2 Critical Domain Registration Updates are... Well... Critical
  • 3 Google wants it, sites need it SSL Secure is now FREE.
  • 4 So then Bob's IT said "What You Need is a New Logo"
  • 5 5 security questions to ask your webmaster today
  • 6 An internet fault line and the pending quake shakeup
  • 7 Uhhh... So Exactly Why Should I Like you Anyway?
  • 8 Register .ca and other domains in Canada; why it matters
  • Domain Registration Privacy FREE? We take issue with "the list"

    Domain registries charge upward of 10.00 for privacy

    Registering .ca domains or other tlds should not include the volume of spam and pressure cooker phone calls that come with it today. At $10 to $12 per year per domain, profits are easily boosted by registries. WHY then, would we give it away? Because we take issue with THE LIST.

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  • Critical Domain Registration Updates are... Well... Critical

    How are domains lost you may ask?

    .ca domains, all domain registrations are dependent on your information being accurate on the domain record. How are domains lost? By you not being easy to reach; it's that simple. Your contact email is how notices are sent so it's absolutely vital that your domain registration information is accurate.

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  • Google wants it, sites need it SSL Secure is now FREE.

    Domain registrations that add hosting get free SSL.

    Registering domains often means hosting will be required. You don't have to host with us but with all the amenities offered, it's just logical. SSL is included with hosted domains as is WAYBackups, Virus Scans, and quite a few more deluxe tools normally charged at high rates elsewhere.

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  • So then Bob's IT said "What You Need is a New Logo"

    Bob has an incredible business idea he's trying to launch.

    Domain registration is just the start; business on the internet faces many uphill climbs, not the least of which is working through knowing what problems are cause by which choices. Transferring domains is the number one activity that does absolutely nothing for site success. more

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  • 5 security questions to ask your webmaster today

    Got a thriving website? You have a long road behind you.

    Getting past the stage of registering the right domain is a pursuit that requires many skills. Protect your investment with knowledge. These questions give you the very information that will keep your head above water should anything go wrong with that website.

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  • An internet fault line and the pending quake shakeup

    There's an 80% chance your business won't survive the shaker.

    What's worse... that ever widening threat is being severely agitated. We have a desperate shortage of REAL marketers and administrators needed to bring online business into the new social media era. Compound that with some "false prophets" running around offering band aid solutions and ...

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  • Uhhh... So Exactly Why Should I Like you Anyway?

    Registering a domain and adding Facebook doesn't equal success

    If the Pied Piper was around today he'd be "that guy" - the Social Media wiz sought after by every retail and service based corporation eager to harness the power of Social Media platforms. The Pied Piper knew something we all want to know. When the Pew Research Center recently...

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  • Register .ca and other domains in Canada; why it matters

    Canadian domain registrations and hosting

    Canadian domains and hosting is important if you run a Canadian business. There are a number of laws and guidelines that are different from country to country. Comparing the US to Canada and how your privacy, security and other issues will affect your assets.

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Kenny Cool, Co-founder and CEO  

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Buying local isn't limited to products and services such as clothing and food. Canadian webhosts present many options and price ranges while remaining technically on par or in some cases more so, than US counterparts.

But that's just the first of many reasons to host your website in Canada.

Under Canadian law, protection of personal information is guaranteed through two federal laws: the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act for the private sector and the Privacy Act for the public sector. In addition, there are provincial laws that govern the use of personal information in Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec that are considered to be equivalent to PIPEDA by the federal government and take precedence in those provinces. All businesses operating in Canada are subject to the applicable laws based on where they are located. These laws ensure that personal information is used in such a way that the privacy of the owner is protected and not abused.

Canada has privacy laws providing “adequate protection” of personal information. These laws are recognized by the E.U. where the United States employs no such protections. Also contrary to the US, privacy regulations, Canadian legal privacy is governned both federally and provincially by way of privacy commissioners and ombudsmen.

By hosting your website and collecting data in the United States you're in no way protected by Canadian law, instead, your site is under the legal jurisdiction of the United States.

If there are any issues with your hosting provider, the local court of where your hosting company keeps your data comes into play. This amounts to potential legel fees and travel costs in a country where your understanding of process is limited. There is a good chance this will never happen to you but it makes good sense to completely avoid the issue if possible.

Hosting in Canada has the added benefit of being recognized a such by Google. The search engine takes location into account when searches are made. Businesses and services seen as close or more local to the search are often presented in priority order.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act also comes into play when choosing locations between Canada and the United States. The advantages in Canada are so apparent that more and more United States firms are now choosing to host their websites in Canada as well.

The DMCA is meant to take down illegal content stored within the United States. But as layed out, it means that if your site is stored in the US, alongside one containing illegal content, your site is will be arbitrarily shut down too. Alternatively, a Canadian web hosting company does not have to immediately comply with a DMCA take down request. A Canadian website hosting firm can isolate the problem site only, avoiding shutting down neighboring legitimate sites within the data centre.

As an added advantage, Canadian courts have rarely complied at all with DMCA take downs by ruling against the FBI and their attempts to come over the border

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.ca Domain History 

The first .ca domain was registered by the University of Prince Edward Island in January 1988 through the (then) registry of .ca domains at the University of British Columbia.

While COOLCOM is a registry of all TLD's it's important to know about the .ca domain and how it evolved in Canada. 

.ca domains are the Internet country code top-level domain for Canada. All countries are assigned a top level domain (TLD) and in Canada, the domain name registry that operates and oversees canadian domain names is called the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).

CIRA began the operation of the .ca domain name in 2000 and within eight years CIRA registered its one millionth .ca domain name. Since this time the .ca domain has (for various reasons) become a major asset to Canadian business wishing to succeed online.

COOLCOM was established in 1999 and became a major player in the registration of .ca domain names as well as all other TLDs and has since remained one of Canada's favorite suppliers of URLs.

COOLCOM's Canadian Domain name Registry was also one of the first to be approved by CIRA in Canada to register .ca domains.

But before that, COOLCOM was also one of the very few registries versed in the intricacies of the .ca domain application system before the management of CIRA took place. The forms were lengthy but COOLCOM assisted clients in wading through the information and questions related to registration.

It's important for several reasons to be sure to register a .ca domain not only with a CIRA approved registry but also to ensure that registry is Canadian based. This ensures your data is protected by Canadian Law which is more protective of Canadain data and your personal information.

.ca domains are registered in increments of one year (up to 9) and when not renewed fall into a system starting with "Expiry" followed by "Redemption" and finally release back into the system for new registration.

Canadian Business can benefit from having a .ca domain in part by ranking better in Google, a regionally (in part) criteria that the search engine takes into account.

Privacy and the .ca domain name registration process

Internet privacy and personal data has become a lively issue as of late, so it's also important to understand how CIRA handles yours when your .ca domains are registered. 

With the exception of Corporate Registrations, all .ca domains are by default set to private; this is not a feature you should ever pay for. 

Qualifying for a .ca domain; knowing the rules will help 

In order to preserve the regional integrity of the .ca TLD, registrants must meet Canadian Presence Requirements as set out by CIRA; examples include:

  • a Canadian citizen of the age of majority
  • a permanent resident of Canada
  • a legally recognized Canadian organization
  • an Inuit, First Nation, Métis or other people indigenous to Canada
  • an Indian Band as defined in the Indian Act of Canada
  • a foreign resident of Canada that holds a registered Canadian trademark
  • a division of the government