There a numerous ways a website can benefit your business. With a website you can:

  • Promote awareness of your services to customers, local and global
  • Communicate with clients, employees, and the general public
  • Display and market your products and services
  • Join your competitors, already reaping the benefits of the internet
  • Sell your products to millions of potential customers 24 hours a day
  • Network with other businesses or organizations
  • Increase your market coverage throughout the world
  • Cut your advertising and marketing expenses
  • Eliminate having printed material go out-of-date
  • Reduce printing and postage expenses
  • Attract new employees
  • Boost the professional image of your business or organization


Because our customers’ needs vary, so do our website prices. If you’d like a more specific cost, please contact our design team at 1-888-NUCLEUS.


The server space, or host, refers to the computer that stores all your web pages and graphics. This is a virtual server–that means that it is placed on a server with other websites. A dedicated server is also available if necessary. We do provide these hosting services, including secure servers. This is extremely important if you plan to have online ordering or shopping cart services. If you have further questions, please email or call us at 1-888-NUCLEUS(682-5387).


We design according to our clients’ needs. Every site is different. Our designers start from scratch, without the use of templates or themes, to make sure your site is unique.


We use sophisticated software and file compression techniques to keep the total size of graphics on each webpage as low as possible (without sacrificing quality), so consequently the pages we design download fast even with an older 28.8 modem (and considerably faster with a 33.6 or 56Kbs).


Through our partners, you can have a full e-commerce solution on any web site hosted by Nucleus. For details please contact us via email or 1-888-NUCLEUS (682-5387)


An important question, and there are a couple of easy ways to check the security of a website. Any site can say “secure transactions”, but here’s how you know for sure. In Netscape, on the lower left hand corner of your browser, you’ll notice a small pad lock. If the lock is open, it’s not secure. If it is locked, it is secure. Also, at the top in the navigation bar, there is a security button just before the stop button. This lets you view the security information to see if the site is encrypted. If you use Internet Explorer, a locked pad lock will appear in the lower right hand corner of the browser window. The second way to check is to look in the location bar. Most sites start with “http://www“. However, a secure site will start with “https://www“. The “s” indicates security.


We’d be more than happy to help you with your domain name registration. We charge $40 CDN for one year.  If you’d like our assistance, please call us at 1-888-NUCLEUS (682-5387)


Expired domains go through four different stages:

  1. Renewal Grace Period
  2. Redemption Period
  3. Pending Delete
  4. General Availability

The process and time lines for these stages differs slightly from one domain extension to another. What follows is a general overview, which is applicable to most, but not all, domain extensions.

Renewal Grace Period

This period begins the day the domain expires, and last for 30 calendar days.

  • Should a domain expire, we will point the domain to one of our parking pages
  • Email services are not affected (unless the parking of the domain results in a change in name servers)
  • The domain can be renewed via a regular renewal process, and without penalty
  • The domain will be immediately renewed, however they may take a short time to become fully functional due to DNS propagation. Our TTL value on expired / parked domains is 15 minutes, so in theory domains which are renewed while in their renewal grace period should be functional once again within 15 minutes.

NOTE: For .CA domains (only), CIRA does not permit the routing of expired domain names to a parking page etc. Instead, the requirement is that all routing for the domain (including email) be suspended. This will result in all aspects of the domain no longer functioning. Such a domain is still recoverable via the means outlined in this article.

Redemption Period

This period begins at the end of the Renewal Grace Period, and last for 30 calendar days.

  • This period is controlled by the respective Registry, whereby the zone file for the domain is removed.
  • All services for the domain will cease to function.
  • The domain can only be recovered via a manual process. Please contact Nucleus support directly. The Registries impose an additional penalty fee in addition to the renewal fee, which we must pass long to customers. This fee is both to cover the additional overhead of the redemption process, but also to encourage domain owners to keep domains and their related websites functional. The costs to redeem a domain name is $125.00 . This fee includes the one year renewal of the domain.
  • Upon redemption, the domain will be immediately recovered and renewed, however it may take 6 – 24 hours to become fully functional due to DNS propagation.


Nucleus does offer maintenance. We can design a maintenance program to suit your needs based on the number of updates you think you’ll need. However, as our experience grows, we’ve found it to be more beneficial to empower our clients to update their own sites. This way, you can change your site daily if necessary. Our Smart Site technology can be implemented on almost any web site. For details on this please call (403) 1-888-NUCLEUS (682-5387).


Nucleus provides custom website design and development as well as e-commerce and database solutions. We provide domain name registration, graphic creation, and scanning. Nucleus also offers the best in hosting and virtual servers. And of course, we pride ourselves on customer service!


Nucleus provides very personal customer service. We are on a first name basis with almost all of our clients. It’s important for us to make sure you’re satisfied with your website, so we always go the extra mile to meet your needs.


Nucleus provides very personal customer service. We are on a first name basis with almost all of our clients. It’s important for us to make sure you’re satisfied with your website, so we always go the extra mile to meet your needs.