Pitches, Keynotes and Networking: Marie's Hackathon Learnings

This year, we've been busy attending a variety of community events. A recent event we sponsored stood for me and I wanted to take the time to share it with you. Startup Hack 2018 took place over the last several weekends in Vancouver and was a new business hackathon. Participants were mostly in their 20's and partway through business and commerce degrees.

There's An .APP For That!

Technology TLDs (top-level domains) have just welcomed a new member to the family: .APP.

Short for application, .APP has many functions in the tech world. From games to news to education and business, this versatile domain has us excited about all the possibilities to come. 

Why Choose A .GLOBAL Domain?

Whether you're a big brand, a small start-up or a non-profit, the .GLOBAL domain can work for you.

Using a .GLOBAL domain makes your online identity stand out. Customers become immediately aware that you demonstrate a global presence and promote global services, products, or ideas. It shows that you are a forward-looking company, and helps to clearly define your global position and status. 

Things You Wish You Knew Before Securing Your Domain Name

Naturally, a lot of effort is put into creating the perfect business name. We know that a good name has to be catchy, easily pronounceable, and memorable - and that people invest a substantial amount of time into finding the right name. Why is it then that the same amount of effort isn't put into your domain name?

Read on to learn how a great domain name can push you ahead of the competition by allowing you to stand out and become an industry leader! 

New Control Panel Diaries: Infinite Scrolling And Ag-Grid

HEXONET is known for great technology, including our industry-leading API. However, while our old control panel was extremely powerful, we started to think it was a bit outdated. We continually want to provide our customers with the best experience possible and felt it was time for a change. This conversation began close to three years ago. 

We sat down with ag-Grid founder, Niall Crosby, to chat about the grid, and where he sees it in the future. Read on for the full interview, and to learn why ag-Grid is such an important component for us. 

Symantec Corporation Certificate Validation Change

Symantec Corporation has been issuing SSL certificates without proper validation. As a result, Google's Chrome browser will no longer trust all SSL certificates issued by Symantec. This includes the removal of the green browser address bar, which is the primary visual indicator of EV (Extended Validation) SSL certificates. With Google's decision, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers are also considering removing trust for Symantec SSL certificates. Read on to learn how this change may affect you.

How To Use Your New Domain Name With HEXONET's Web Apps

Have you purchased the perfect domain name but are unsure how to start using it? Well don't worry, we've got you covered! It's now fast and simple to start using your domain name by connecting it to any of the 13 web apps HEXONET currently offers, including about.me, Bitly, and Blogger.

Whether you blog, have an online portfolio, or want a unique email address, it's never been smoother to connect your custom domain and distinguish yourself online. 

NamesCon 2018: What Stood Out

Now that we've had the chance to return home and follow up on so many of the great meetings and conversations we had at NamesCon, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on our experience this year.

As expected, we saw many familiar faces and it was good to catch up. There's an energy in the industry at the moment and 2018 is looking to be an excellent year for many. We saw strong presentations, new products, and spoke with a variety of folks working diligently to push the industry forward. 

Get The Security You Need For The Price You Want With HEXONET's SSL Certificates

What is an SSL certificate, and why do you need it? An SSL certificate increases security for your visitors by encrypting your website's data while it travels across the web. It adds a padlock to your search bar, as well as the "https" wording at the beginning of your URL. This shows your customers that your website is safe to use, and makes your visitors feel safer while browsing, and purchasing, from your website. An SSL certificate adds credibility and authority to your business.