News / February 2000

Domain Direct Launches DCP 5.1 to Streamline Domain Registration and Management

Domain Control Panel 5.1 Bundles Software Development Tools to Create and Manage Web Sites

TORONTO, CANADA ‚Äì February 29, 2000 ‚Äì Domain Direct, TUCOWS.com’s retail domain name registration service, today announced the availability of Domain Control Panel 5.1. This real-time, integrated domain name registration and management suite brings a series of new tools and complete domain name control to individuals as well as small and large businesses. Available exclusively at http://www.domaindirect.com, DCP 5.1 consists of a wide range of domain enhancement services that allow Domain Direct customers to register, develop, deploy and manage their web sites – all for the same low initial Domain Direct registration price of (US) $69.99 for two years of service.

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TUCOWS.com Appoints Josh Elliot Director of TLD

TORONTO, Canada РFebruary 11, 2000 РTUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the industry’s largest domain name wholesaler, today announced the appointment of Josh Elliott as director of TLD (Top Level Domain) Operations for the Assigned Names Division (AND) – the domain name registration service arm of TUCOWS.com Inc. Elliott will be responsible for aggressively positioning AND in the growing domain name market.

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TUCOWS.com Expands Domain Services to Enhance Industry’s Registration Accuracy

TUCOWS.com Adds Newshub.com to Site for the Most Current Global News and Information

TORONTO, Canada РFebruary 3, 2000 РTUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the industry’s largest domain name wholesaler, today announced the addition of SmartWhois.com, DomainSurfer.com and DomainWatch.com to its domain name registration services. The expanded services will enable customers to more accurately track, search and register domain names, making TUCOWS one of the most comprehensive and accurate registrars in the industry. TUCOWS.com also announced the addition of Newshub.com to its industry-leading content and information network. NewsHub.com consists of 10 news channels: Technology, Financial, Technology PR, World, U.S., Science, Health, Entertainment, Sports and Tech Snippets. The site has over 1,200 information sources, including TechWeb, PRNewswire, CNN, the BBC and ESPN.

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TUCOWS.com Launches Worldwide ‘Feed the Penguin’ Campaign to make Linux More Accessible to End Users

TUCOWS, the Open Source Marketplace, to Promote Development of User Friendly Linux Applications

TORONTO, Canada, February 2, 2000 – TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the Internet’s leading distributor of digital content, today announced the industry’s first campaign to make Linux more accessible and understandable to end users worldwide. Feed the Penguin is a campaign that will recognize software developers that either port non-Linux applications to or create new ones for more user friendly Linux platforms; offer end users the fastest downloads in the world with a rapidly growing number of Linux mirror sites; and, supply the most complete and current information on Linux for novice and experienced end users.

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TUCOWS.com Creates Industry’s First Advisory Council to Promote Development of User Friendly LINUX Applications

TUCOWS and Industry Leaders to Examine Open Source Economic Models

TORONTO, Canada, February 2, 2000 – TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the Internet’s leading distributor of digital content, today announced the formation of the industry’s first Open Development Advisory Council (ODAC) to examine economic models for open-source software programs. The TUCOWS led Council will support and assist the open-source developer community by creating a laboratory for testing economic models. This is intended to facilitate easy-to-use open-source applications for broader use in personal computers, handheld, even cell phone marketplaces.

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