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Five Questions For OneWebDay.ca's Ambassador

One Web Day
To find out a bit more about “OneWebDay.ca”:http://www.onewebday.ca/ we decided to ask Five Questions of the site’s “Ambassador” Gavin Michael Booth.
*One Degree: One Web Day Ambassador is a pretty cool gig. How did you get such an exalted title?*
Like the lady of the lake throwing a sword to Arthur… the Masters of “CIRA”:http://www.cira.ca/ passed on an email knighting me as Ambassador!
How that happened? Well in a quest to find the One Web Day Ambassador they were looking for someone who had the ability to host the daily video blogs as well as work behind the scenes to direct/edit the clips as the tour went from city to city. In addition to those two key items, they were looking for someone web savvy enough to have a firm grip on how important and how powerful a tool the Internet has become for Canadians. “FUSE Marketing Group”:http://www.fusemg.com/ and CIRA found me primarily through searching “MySpace which I actively use”:http://www.myspace.com/gavinmichaelbooth.
I am owner of Mimetic Productions in Windsor, Ontario and work primarily as a feature film and music video director… as well as shooting tour videos for several high profile musicians. I’ve always utilized the web as Mimetic’s primary way to share our finished media and promotions for our films with the world. Blogs, behind the scenes video clips, a reality show focused on Mimetic’s challenges and triumphs, etc. All this made me a good candidate for the Ambassadorship!
*One Degree: Does the title come with any particular perks?*

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Protect Your Domain Name in Seven Easy Steps

I’ve seen far too many friends and colleagues accidentally lose their Website domain names by forgetting to renew them in a timely manner. This can have catastrophic results, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. In fact, it can be easily avoided by following my list of seven simple steps.

Why not take a few minutes right NOW to reduce the likelihood of losing your domain name?

Seven Easy Steps to Protecting Your Domain Name

Step 1: Identify who your domain name registrar is.
If you are not sure who your registrar is, use a WHOIS directory like Allwhois to determine the name of your registrar (the company you registered the domain name with).

Step 2: Determine your registrar’s contact information.
Using the WHOIS record information, make note of the email and phone coordinates for the registrar (sometimes listed under "Technical Contact") and file this information in a safe place. And the registrar has to have a Website, so make sure you bookmark it.

Step 3: Confirm your domain name expiry date.
Also using the WHOIS record, check to see what "Renewal" date is listed. This is your expiry date and you MUST renew your domain name before then.

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Delightfully Dumb Domains

Maybe it’s the heat, but I just had to share this list of truly boneheaded company domain names with you. I can’t take credit for finding these; this list has been making the rounds via email and blogs for the last two weeks. Regardless, if you haven’t come across this yet, I think you will enjoy it…

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