webnames.ca
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8 user reviews; 0 support responses; 1 testimonial; 9 products, 0 promotions, 4 social accounts; 35,658 domains; 29,642 hosted domains, Alexa #199084; 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 Rating199,084▲ 26,292 User RatingAverage 4.8 out of 10
Total reviews: 8
Recommended by: 4
Opposed: 4
Official responses: 0

Price RangeCAD 0.90 - CAD 100.00Support24x7Offer CurrencyCAD [...]
Payment OptionsCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, [...]
SEO MOZ Authority40/70Links17,533,971
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Most Recent Customer Reviews

-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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I've had a several, very small (low traffic) business and personal websites for well over 20 years now. To host these sites I've used space provided by various ISPs (a long time ago), Just Host, HostPapa (an absolutely terrible service in 2018/19), a couple more that no longer exist, and for the last 1.5 years, Webnames (I've used Webnames--formerly attached to UBC--since the 1990's, as my domain registrar). I can't recommend them highly enough for small businesses like mine. The technical support is class leading (although their hours aren't the best...not 24/7) and they don't mess about with a lot of up-selling.

I saw one commenter posted criticism alleging that Webnames sells your personal info. That's BS. Having your domain ownership details hidden is your responsibility although you can pay them to have it protected.

I highly recommend Webnames and have no interest in going elsewhere for hosting (Yes, my comment may appear to have been written by Webnames but it [read more...]
-anonymous- (-hidden-) / webnames.ca
Time Hosted: under 1 month
Global rating
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.
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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.

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Vancouver

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Control Panel : Plesk
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Hosted domains : 1
Free domains : 1
Dedicated IPs : 0

screenshot of Value from webnames.caGreat 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
Advantage featuresPayment 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

screenshot of Advantage from webnames.ca2x 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
Server Uptime Guarantee [...]
Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/hosting/web-hosting
CAD 8.95/mo.unlimited SSDunmetered 1 / 5
Pro featuresPayment 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

screenshot of Pro from webnames.caHigh performance hosting for advanced needs and complex websites
50 email accounts
Unlimited MySQL 5 databases
Expert support
Daily backups & easy restore
Website builder & templates
3x faster site speed
Throughput 3000 kb/s
Server Uptime [...]
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 Value featuresPayment 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

screenshot of WordPress Value from webnames.caPerfect for simple websites & blogs.
15 Webnames hosted email
Free domain
Unlimited SSD storage & bandwidth
Pre-installed WordPress
Malware monitoring and removal
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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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Control Panel : Plesk
Category : Wordpress
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free

screenshot of .com .net from webnames.ca.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 PositiveSSL featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Domains protected : 1

screenshot of Sectigo PositiveSSL from webnames.caDomain 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 SSL featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Domains protected : 1

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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 Premium featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free
Domains protected : 1

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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 Email featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, Wire Transfer, Check Payments
Control Panel : Plesk
Category : Wordpress
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free

screenshot of Business Email from webnames.caCAD$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
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Plan URL : https://www.webnames.ca/email/email-hosting
CAD 0.90/mo.2 GBunmetered

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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

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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.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 6.0. First post from August, 2019, with total 82 articles, Language en-US. See recent blogs summary posts:
- How to delete your personal data from Google search engine index  - When personally identifiable information (PII) that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred is shared publicly online it poses a grave threat to fraud, financial ...
- Virtual Event Sponsors: Tips to Scout Them and How to Host a Winning Event with Their Help - Hosting an online event can be a great way to improve employee engagement and have fun, whilst doing something great for your company. It can also be a positive way to help reduce stress for ...
- Canada Digital Adoption Program and Other Small Business Grant Programs to Apply for in 2022 - Last month the Government of Canada announced its new Canada Digital Adoption Program aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt digital technologies that can help them stay ...

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-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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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.
Tamara (tamara@s...)
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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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