Turnkey charity fundraising solution offers low administrative costs, more money towards charitable works

Vancouver, BC, Nov 25, 2002 / CNW / - Webnames.ca, Canada's leading website for .CA domain registration and management, is pleased to announce the launch of its Charity Program, a turnkey fundraising solution providing registered Canadian charities with an efficient and low cost method to increase fundraising and simultaneously benefit their donors.

"Webnames.ca is pleased to give back to its community by offering this creative, yet simple and effective solution for Canadian charities, which are challenged to reduce their administrative costs while at the same time increase their fundraising activities", states Stephen Smith, President & CEO of Webnames.ca. "More charities are vying for less dollars coming from corporate sponsorships and the general public. Our Charity Program addresses this issue by allowing charities to reward corporations and the public with discounts on domains they would otherwise purchase anyway."

"Very simply, our Charity Program offers registered Canadian charities and their donors significant discounts on their domain name purchases, as well as an opportunity for charities to receive donations from domain name registrations generated from their website. And it only takes about half an hour of the charity's time to set up the program. Every one of Canada's approximately 78,000 registered charities can take advantage of this program immediately".

Three benefits - Webnames.ca Charity Program

1. Half-price domain names - registered charities save 50% off domain names registered for their organizations (this discount applies to all domain extensions and registration terms Webnames.ca has available).

2. Turnkey, no administration fundraising opportunity - perhaps the most significant benefit - for every domain name registration generated from a banner on the charity's website, Webnames.ca will donate CAD$10 to the charity. If the charity does not have a website yet, registrations can be made through the Webnames.ca website using a special promotion code that the charity provides to their donors.

3. Increase donations by rewarding donors - In addition to donating CAD$10 to the charity for each domain registered through the banner, each domain registration is also discounted by CAD$10. By providing visitors to the charity's website this extra benefit, charities can expect to increase donations considerably.

Easy set-up

Set-up is simple - charities can sign up through the www.webnames.ca website by going to https://www.webnames.ca/charity/charity.asp. Once an on-line application is submitted, Webnames.ca will verify the registered charity status and email confirmation of the charity account set-up within one business day. All domains registered in the charity's account will receive a 50% discount.

To set up the fundraising option, the charity simply chooses a banner design and Webnames.ca emails the code for the banner which the charity pastes into their website. Webnames.ca's advanced and reliable systems track all activity generated from this banner, and an online donation report is available to the charity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Webnames.ca mails quarterly donations cheques to the charity.

About Webnames.ca Inc.

Webnames.ca Inc. (www.webnames.ca), a CIRA accredited registrar, is Canada's leading website for .CA sales. Webnames.ca is also ICANN and NeuStar accredited, offering other domain name extensions (such as .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .us) as well as web hosting, domain forwarding, e-mail forwarding, IP pointing, advanced DNS services and other internet related services. Webnames.ca has been voted Canada's Top Registrar by .CA Registrants because we offer customized solutions, and dedicated personal service, which are both backed by truly superior systems for registering and managing Internet domain names. At Webnames.ca, we are very proud to have the creator and original administrator of the .CA registry as one of our founding partners. John Demco's knowledge, experience, and commitment have enabled us to offer our customers access to systems that are unconventionally robust! Webnames.ca is 100% Canadian owned.

For further information:

Steve Smith
President and CEO
Tel: 1.866.221.7878
E-mail: steves@webnames.ca

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