WHC Turns 20!
It was just over 20 years ago, in September 2003, that I registered my very first company domain.
As a young Computer Engineering student still doing my undergrad, I was building websites & apps for clients as a side gig and needed to get them online. I was looking for a trusted, local provider, at a fair price, but to my surprise, there were simply no good options available. That’s when the thought occurred: why not create one?
I didn’t quite realize it then, but that was the day WHC was born.
Fast forward 20 years. Today, I’m proud to say that WHC…
- powers the online ventures of over 60,000 businesses
- manages over 160,000 domain names (and counting)
- is recognized as Canada's #1 .CA domain name provider and the world's #1 .CA backorder provider
- operates one of Canada’s top Managed WordPress solutions
- is a leading Canadian Cloud provider that’s also SOC2-certified, cPanel and CIRA+ICANN accredited
- operates a 24/7 bilingual help desk and NOC with a 93%+ customer satisfaction score
- is one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ in Technology
- remains a bootstrapped, profitable, founder-owned and mission-driven Canadian organization
Think a video is worth a thousand words? I agree! So here goes:
This is WHC: the Video
The WHC Team Celebrates 20 Years
Earlier this September, we brought our Canadian team together for a well-deserved weekend to celebrate our 20-year anniversary in Quebec’s beautiful Laurentians.
We laughed, sang, danced, feasted, played and reminisced, marking this rare milestone in a post-COVID world.
The outpouring of love was truly touching. Despite the occasional bumps along the way, the 20-year journey has been incredible.
Paving the way for the next 20
Even more special are the challenges and opportunities ahead. In this new era of affordable AI and big data, we’re all embarking on a technological revolution the likes of which the world has never seen. It’s big, exciting and sometimes even scary, but WHC is going to be here every step of the way. We’ll continue to improve and deliver the platform and tools Canadians need to succeed online.
Thank you, Canada, for trusting us with your projects.
And thank you to the whole WHC team for being part of this epic journey with me.
Here’s to the next 20 years! 🍻
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