Technical Updates

COVID-19 update

We hope you are managing to stay safe in these unprecedented times. The Wire is committed to delivering your services and have taken a number of steps to protect our team, infrastructure and your services. We have received questions from…

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SSL recommended for all websites

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificates encrypt data between a web server and the browser and have long been required for any website that collects sensitive data. As of July 2018, in a push to make HTTPS standard across all websites,…

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Phaseout of @the-wire.com email accounts

Our original email accounts using @the-wire.com have been active for 23 years. When we introduced domain control panel hosting a decade ago, we stopped adding @the-wire.com email accounts service and will have just a handful of these individual accounts by…

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New website removes historical link

Our new website removed the link to our original webmail server. If you use our original mail.the-wire.com webmail please login at webmail.thewire.ca. Control panel clients continue to login at webmail.yourdomainname.com.
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Phishing warning

Domain owners worldwide are being targeted by fraudulent emails claiming their domain name has been suspended. As with any email asking you to fix a problem with any service provider (internet, bank, utilitites etc.): Do not click any links Do not…

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Web server upgrades August 2016

We will be upgrading PHP on all our web servers during August and September. All website hosting clients will receive an email confirming the date of the work for their server. During this upgrade the version of PHP will be…

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How Notice-and-Notice Effects You

Since January 2015, under new “Notice-and-Notice” rules, digital rights organizations are notifying ISPs of alleged illegal downloads over their network. ISPs must now do three things: forward the notice to our client; confirm to the claimant the notice was forwarded;…

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