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webnames.ca
Average 4.1 out of 10
Total reviews: 7
Recommended by: 3
Opposed: 4
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7 user reviews, 0 support responses, 1 testimonial, 9 products, 0 promotions, 4 social accounts, 35658 domains, 29642 hosted, Alexa #141188, listed 2006 (#3390)
webnames.ca
WebNames
Suite 333 - 333 Terminal Ave
Vancouver , BC v6a 4c1
CA
Phone +1-866-221-7878

Website language(s): en-US
Alexa Rating141,188▲ 1,965 User RatingAverage 4.1 out of 10
Total reviews: 7
Recommended by: 3
Opposed: 4
Official responses: 0

Price RangeCAD 0.90 - CAD 100.00Support24x7Offer CurrencyCAD, USD
Payment OptionsCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, [...]
SEO MOZ Authority38/69Links3,010,759
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-anonymous- (-hidden-) / webnames.ca
Time Hosted: under 1 month
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DO NOT purchase anything from this company. As soon as our domain was registered we overwhelmed with emails from various scammers, phishers that they had SOLD our information to. When questioned about it they said 'OH, you need to purchase the domain privacy for an additional cost...'. So what good does this do now? They received money for the cost of the domain name, then they make money from the scammers by selling your personal information (including phone number, address, & full name - just to say the least), then they ask for more money for security. It sounds like an absolute scam and now our info has been exposed.
-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Great all around service.
I've used Webnames.ca services for many years (domains, email, hosting, etc.). I've never had a problem - great support staff.
-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 2 to 3 years
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Do not host with Webnames.ca, they have very bad customer service. I ask for help and he said he will get back to me later on today. I called Webname.ca back the next day. He said his helper is off for 2 months and he started to complaint about that I move around in my account too much. Which I didn't, I called in not more than 5 times in 2 to 3 years. They gave terrible service. DO NOT HOST with them. You will regret.
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Services: Web HostingDomain RegistrationSSL CertificatesEmail

Founded in 2000, WebNames offers domain and hosting services for individuals, small and medium-sized companies, as well as corporations.

The company specializes in the following web hosting solutions:
  • Shared Hosting;
  • E-mail Hosting;
  • WordPress Hosting;
  • Domain Registration;
  • SSL Certificates;

Shared hosting packages run on both Linux and Windows OS. These are configured on SSD drives and include a free domain name. You benefit from industry-standard features, such as: 1-click install applications, website builder (with over 100 pre-built templates and drag-and-drop feature), backup, DDoS protection and SSL.

Customers will also find the following unlimited resources:
  • Unlimited storage (except for the entry-level plan);
  • Unlimited data traffic;
  • Unlimited databases (only for the advanced-level plan);
  • Unlimited subdomains;

Price & Cost


They offer products available for standard pricing rates. The billing is made monthly or annually. They are a risk-free company as they provide the standard 30-day money-back guarantee.

Reliability


They offer 99.9% uptime guarantee for their services.

Data Center


They are based in Vancouver, BC (Canada).

Customer Support


In order to get in touch with tech support, customers can contact them on phone, e-mail or live chat. There is also an FAQ section and their blog that can provide additional help. They can also be found on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Control Panel


The company uses web-based Plesk Obsidian ( v. 18.0.29)

Conclusion

With an experience of over 20 years in the hosting industry, WebNames offers well-packed plans suitable for multiple types of businesses. One disadvantage is that customers will not find VPS or dedicated servers available here.

They offer great uptime, reasonable prices, a 30-day money-back guarantee and good support options. WebNames is a reliable choice in terms of hosting and domain solutions.

Server locations:

Vancouver

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Shared - Linux/Windows Keep mouse
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ValuefeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Control Panel : Plesk
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Hosted domains : 1
Free domains : 1
Dedicated IPs : 0

Great for small business, bloggers and starter websites
15 email accounts
10 MySQL 5 databases
Expert support
Throughput 1000 kb/s
Server Uptime Guarantee 99.9%
Money-Back Guarantee 30 Days

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Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/hosting/web-hosting
CAD 4.95/mo.unlimited SSDunmetered 1 / 1
AdvantagefeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Control Panel : Plesk
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Hosted domains : 5
Free domains : 1
Dedicated IPs : 0

2x faster, more memory and supports multiple websites

25 email accounts
25 MySQL 5 databases
Expert support
Daily backups & easy restore
Website builder & templates
2x faster site speed
Throughput 2000 kb/s
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Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/hosting/web-hosting
CAD 8.95/mo.unlimited SSDunmetered 1 / 5
ProfeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Control Panel : Plesk
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Hosted domains : 10
Free domains : 1
Dedicated IPs : 0

High performance hosting for advanced needs and complex websites
50 email accounts
Unlimited MySQL 5 databases
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Website builder & templates
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Throughput 3000 kb/s
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Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/hosting/web-hosting
CAD 16.95/mo.unlimited SSDunmetered 1 / 10
Shared - Linux Keep mouse
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WordPress ValuefeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Control Panel : Plesk
Category : Wordpress
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Hosted domains : 1
Free domains : 1
Dedicated IPs : 0

Perfect for simple websites & blogs.
15 Webnames hosted email
Free domain
Unlimited SSD storage & bandwidth
Pre-installed WordPress
Malware monitoring and removal
BoldGrid WordPress website builder (premium)
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Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/hosting/wordpress-hosting
CAD 7.95/mo.unlimited SSDunmetered 1 / 1
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.com .netfeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Control Panel : Plesk
Category : Wordpress
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free

.ca CAD $23.00/year
.info USD $17.50/year
.co USD $29.50/year
.link USD $12.50/year

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Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/pricing#!/domains
$15.00/mo.
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Sectigo PositiveSSLfeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
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Domains protected : 1

Domain Validation (DV)
Static site seal
Up to 256-bit encryption
Issued in minutes
$10k warranty

Every website needs an SSL certificate, and we have an option for every budget. Secure one website with industry standard 256-bit [...]
Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/ssl/ssl-certificates/#singleDomain
CAD 17.50/yr. 1
Rapid SSLfeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Domains protected : 1

Domain Validation (DV)
Browser padlock icon
Up to 256-bit encryption
Issued in minutes
$10k warranty
Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/ssl/ssl-certificates/#singleDomain
CAD 20.00/yr. 1
GeoTrust QuickSSL PremiumfeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Domains protected : 1

Domain Validation (DV)
Dynamic site seal
Up to 256-bit encryption
10 min issuance
$500k warranty
Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/ssl/ssl-certificates/#singleDomain
CAD 100.00/yr. 1
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Business EmailfeaturesPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Control Panel : Plesk
Category : Wordpress
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free

CAD$0.90per account/month
Number of email accounts 10

Business Email that’s Professional, Secure, Supported

Email for individuals, small businesses and enterprises:

Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird & Windows Mail support
Android, [...]
Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/email/email-hosting
CAD 0.90/mo.2 GBunmetered

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Targeting: Canada, United States
Details for https://www.webnames.ca/
Website DNS: ns1.webnames.ca => 209.15.37.2 ( Vancouver ) / Webnames.ca Inc.
ns3.webnames.ca => 209.15.37.25 ( Vancouver ) / Webnames.ca Inc.
ns2.webnames.ca => 15.223.129.67 ( Montreal ) / Amazon Data Services Canada - amazon.com
MX::smtp5.webnames.ca => 209.15.37.37 ( Etobicoke ) / Aptum Technologies - aptum.com
Server Software: Microsoft-IIS/8.0|ASP.NET
Website IP: 209.15.37.7
IP Location Country/State/City: Canada / British columbia / Vancouver - see top providers in Canada, Colombie-britannique
ISP Name / ISP URL: Webnames.ca Inc. / webnames.ca

TestimonialsCustomer testimonials

For the past 8 years I have dealt with a wide range of Hosting Companies and Registrars. Webnames.ca quickly became my vendor of choice for all domain related services based on their top-notch customer service and excellent domain management interface. I migrate all of my customers' domains to Webnames as a matter of course now and though I have reseller status which grants me lower pricing, I don't markup the costs to my clients. The cheap/discount hosting companies cannot compete with the value I get from the thorough and supportive customer service team at Webnames.ca. These people are the professionals you want on your team.

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WebNames News / Press release

Webnames.ca Moves To New Office - To accommodate its growth, one of Canada's oldest domain registrars, Webnames.ca (www.webnames.ca), has moved to a new location in Vancouver's historic Gastown district, which is also the technology hub of the city.
Created in 1987 by John Demco, one of the Internet pioneers who founded the ".CA" domain, Webnames.ca is entirely Canadian owned and operated. Domain registration and corporate domain name management aside, Webnames.ca offers a growing list of Internet services including shared hosting starting at $6.25 Canadian per month and web design services.
"Our objective for 2009 is to continue to enrich our product offerings, maintain superior levels of customer service and uphold our ...
Webnames.ca Acquires Papa.ca - Canadian domain registrar and web hosting provider Webnames.ca (www.webnames.ca) announced on Friday it has acquired Montreal-based domain registrar Papa.ca (www.papa.ca).
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Papa.ca was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of web development firm, Linnk Technologies. As a CIRA certified registrar, Papa.ca only offered .ca domain names to its customers."We are very excited to be able to service this new customer base," says Stephen Smith, president of Webnames. "Not only will they have access to Webnames.ca's unparalleled customer support, but a full-range of domain name extensions and web services that were not offered by their previous ...
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Webnames.ca (established 2000) is a Privately Held entity having 173 followers on LinkedIn and 11-50 employees, industry Internet.
WebNames Blog  Using Wordpress version 5.7.2. First post from August, 2019, with total 64 articles, Language en-US. See recent blogs summary posts:
- How to enable HTTPS URL Forwarding on a domain name - HTTPS Domain Forwarding with SSL Certificates is a feature that is increasingly important to website owners and webmasters, with rising public awareness about secure websites. Improved messaging by ...
- Dropped Domains: The SEO Impact They Can Have And Where To Find Them - Thousands of domains drop every week. Some owners don't want their domains anymore, some forget to renew them, heck, some businesses close and renewing their domain is the last thing on their mind. ...
- How to Use Newsjacking to Grow Your Content Marketing - All content marketers remember this case from Oreo: Source: Twitter For those who don't, here goes the story: In 2013, during the Super Bowl, when 108 million people sat around their TVs with pizza ...

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Oh wow, my email is down again. Also the clunkiest UI known to man. As soon as I can I'll be going with someone else but moving over my domain and potentially being without my business email I just can't do.

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DO NOT host anything with webnames. They're customer support is terrible - no 24/7 support. So, if you have an issue on Friday evening - good luck because you're waiting until Monday morning to get it resolved. And even then, if the right specialist isn't in the office you're waiting another few hours until they get in. God forbid they call them on their cell phone and find out how to make the necessary changes.

Please take my advice - they've dropped the ball on more than one occasion. Go with a bigger operation that provides 24/7 support. You'll likely get better pricing too.
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Used webnames.ca to host a karate website. Choose them because they offered linux servers with a login shell. Things worked great until one day all shell access was cut off with no warning.

After contacting them they said it was done for security reasons and nothing else could be done. Considering that I choose them initially for shell access this was not cool. Choose another provider after that.

While being with them their uptime seemed okay.
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As a reseller I have clients on a variety of plans with Webnames and all have been reliable, professionally adminstrated and easy to manage. They are a rock solid hosting company and provider of all domain services for .CA, .COM and more.

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