(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Often considered as virtual real estate, domains are a crucial element of a business’s online presence. 1&1 Internet Inc., a global leader among Web hosts, now offers .CA as an option for domain names included within Canadian customers’ shared Dual Hosting or MyBusiness Site packages at no additional cost, meaning a $11.99 saving.
As a result of the large popularity of .COM Top Level Domains (TLDs), the opportunity for SMBs to secure their preferred domain choices can sometimes become reduced. Small businesses seeking domains involving industry-specific keywords often encounter this. CA domains not only provide more availability, but also offer a chance to build upon a firm’s domain portfolio to help prevent cyber-squatting, or protect their company name against copyright theft or fraud.
By implementing a country specific TLD, like .CA, businesses can convey credibility to their Canadian customers. Research conducted by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) finds that 73 percent of Canadian respondents thought a .CA domain was a sign of trustworthiness and honesty. Because Canadian consumers like to do business with Canada-based companies, an online business has greater potential to succeed in Canada with a .CA domain.
Getting started online is easier than ever before with the ability to register a .CA domain for free with a 1&1 Dual Hosting or 1&1 MyBusiness Site package. With no previous Web design knowledge necessary, 1&1 MyBusiness Site enables any level of user to build a professional website in a matter of minutes. In addition to the free .CA domain, the website design package also offers 125 industry-specific templates, sector-specific pre-filled text and photos, 200 e-mail accounts, online marketing solutions, and unlimited Web space and data traffic – everything Canadian businesses need to succeed online quickly and easily.
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