Purchase Your .CO Domain Names, Before Your Neighbor Does

by Gerald Bauer, owner of JB Systems, LLC

Greetings JB Systems Blog Subscribers! As most of you know, .CO domain names were announced at this year’s Super Bowl. We’re learning that many companies are buying up these domain names – just to sit on them and resell them at a later date. This is known as domain squatting and is frowned upon by most professional web agencies.

If you’d like your domain name in the .CO extension, please call us right away. Registrations are only $15.00 per year and we can secure it for you. As always, you own your domain name with JB Systems. Your receipt of purchase entitles you to that.

Call us before it’s too late – if another company purchases your .CO, they have legal right to charge whatever they’d like for you to obtain it. But at JB Systems though, $15.00 per year (like all of our domain registrations) is all it takes.

Until next time….

Scam Alert – December 2010

by Gerald Bauer, owner of JB Systems

It was recently brought to our attention that some customers were receiving “mock” emails from Charter Communications politely asking users for their email usernames and passwords. The exact email looks something similar to this:
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From:
customercare@charter.net [bcc12@rogers.com]

Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:35AM

To: customercare@charter.net

Subject: Your Account Update

Dear charter Customer
There are some changes necessary in order to upgrade your e-mail account.Please send us your e-mail
ID and password so that we can upgrade youraccount and avoid any interruption in service.
Thanks,charter Support Team.
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There are several things to note here – such as the improper capitalization of things – but most importantly, review the “To:” address – and note the [bcc12@rogers.com]. This is dangerous – at Outlook will “blind carbon copy” your reply to an address at rogers.com. Do you really think this is Charter Communications? Probably not!

Also – for everyone’s information – Charter would have all the tools necessary (or we hope that they would) to manage their email accounts without soliciting their users for passwords. NO EMAIL PROVIDER SHOULD EVER REQUEST A PASSWORD FROM THEIR CUSTOMER. This is bad practice – and they have the tools to manually reset the passwords if they needed to.

Until next time everyone – have a great holiday and stay safe – both offline and online.

Our Newest Projects Come Alive!

We’ve launched several sites recently and we’d like to give those sites a little bit of our blog attention! Check ‘em out by clicking on the images!

Investment Realty

Investment Realty, Eau Claire

Investment Realty

As one of the largest real estate companies in Eau Claire, Investment Realty needed a website presence to match their success as a company. The site features ‘micro-sites’ for each of their divisions, putting essentially five websites all under the Investment Realty umbrella. This site also features easy administration tools for their staff to manage their properties without hassle.

 

 

Gold Collar Careers

Gold Collar Careers

Gold Collar Careers

Gold Collar Careers is an initiative led by the technical colleges and manufacturers in western Wisconsin to promote a positive image of manufacturing careers among young people. The site needed to be fun and entertaining for a younger generation, but also needed to be simple, easy to navigate, and useful for manufacturers, teachers, and school administrators. Lots of video on this site – again, courtesy of The Post House. Almost makes me want to be a welder…

 

 

Cadeaux Gifts

Cadeaux Gifts

Cadeaux Gifts

One of our newest e-commerce stores to hit the web, Cadeaux’s website has all of the bells and whistles of the most popular e-commerce sites out there. Cadeaux has a variety of products ranging from soaps and lotions, to baby gifts, to wines and cheeses, and selling them online was a natural next step to grow their local downtown business. The site displays products beautifully, makes online shopping a breeze, and allows Lorraine to manage her inventory with a couple clicks of her mouse. This is a great site for holiday shopping!

Stay tuned for more to come from JB Systems!

Visit us at the Business Expo!

Are you ready to STAKE YOUR CLAIM on your website??

This year, we’re spreading the word that owning your website is CRITICAL! And when your website is built with JB Systems, it’s yours.

We’ll also be talking about some pretty cool things we’ve been working on at the JB Labs (our “black-ops” division, as we so affectionately refer to it):

* New Custom E-Commerce Platform
* Custom Multi-Lingual Websites
* Easy-to-Use Content Management Tools

Join JB Systems, The Post House, and Highland Fitness at the Business Expo – we’ll even have the massage chair ready and waiting!

PLUS:
We’ll be giving away some awesome prizes! Write us a testimonial on our blog and you’ll be entered to win even more!

Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery, but…

Yes, that’s what they say. However, when it comes at the expense of a client’s branding being copied…it just doesn’t have the same appeal.

One of our website designs was blatantly copied by a web design firm out of Minneapolis… and while we’re flattered that a Minneapolis design firm copied us, our client is not so thrilled. The firm not only copied the site almost to a T, but the site they designed was for a major competitor of our client within a 90 mile range. I don’t know about you, but we think that’s just bad form.

Of course we contacted the firm to see what they had to say about it – they didn’t think they were all that similar. Tell us what you think:



JB Systems version of CV Bean, launched February 2010






























And now, the other guys (launched some time around June, we think)



























We think that’s pretty unfortunate that Minneapolis designers can’t come up with an original design. We’re happy that they’ve recognized that the designers at JB Systems have some pretty cool ideas. Kudos, Meghan & the design team!

Thanks for tuning in…

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