News / March 2001

Infonautics and Tucows Sign Definitive Merger Agreement

Strengthens Leading Distributor of Digital Applications and Content

King of Prussia, PA (March 28, 2001) Infonautics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFO), a pioneering provider of personalized information agents and Internet sites, and privately held Tucows Inc., a leading provider of wholesale digital products to Internet service providers and web hosting companies worldwide, announced today that they have signed a definitive merger agreement.
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Opera’s Tucows Browser Launched Today

Opera and Tucows to Create Second Generation Portal

Oslo, Norway – March 21, 2001 Opera Software, the manufacturer of Opera, the world’s fastest Internet browser and Tucows Inc., a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet, today unveiled their new co-branded browser on the Tucows Web site www.tucows.com.
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Tucows Moves into First Place Ahead of Verisign in New Net Registrations ICANN Reports

Wholesale Domain Name Registrar Beats Out Former Monopoly In Q4 2000 To Take The Overall Lead In New .com, .net and .org Registrations

Melbourne – March 10, 2001 Tucows Inc.,, a leading distributor of ebusiness services and applications on the Internet, added more net registrations in .com, .net and .org domain names in the fourth quarter of 2000 than any other registrar, including the former monopoly owned by VeriSign (Nasdaq: VRSN), according to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
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Tucows Calls for Privacy Protection for Domain Registrants

New York, NY (March 9, 2001) Tucows Inc.,, the world’s leading provider of wholesale domain name registrations, wants the domain name industry to protect and guarantee the privacy of the public by changing registrars’ operating agreements with ICANN and Verisign.

Elliot Noss, Tucows’ President and CEO, who is attending the ICANN meeting in Melbourne, Australia this week, said that registrants should be automatically protected from having their marketing information sold, without having to take action to protect themselves.
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