News / October 2008

More on the YummyNames Announcement

In addition to the news release about our new service, YummyNames, we’ve also put together a short video explaining what YummyNames is all about with Bill Sweetman, General Manager, YummyNames:

And we also have a social media release (SMR) which is a special webpage loaded with nearly a dozen videos, images, quotes and links about the announcement. You can view that here.

Of course, we’d also like to invite you over to the brand new YummyNames website where you can try a search or two and see what the portfolio has to offer.

Tucows Opens Hidden Treasure Chest of Premium Domains with YummyNames

Allows marketers to search and select from thousands of superior domain names to enhance marketing and branding initiatives

Toronto, October 29, 2008 – Tucows Inc., (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, today announced the launch of YummyNames, a new service providing exclusive access to a large selection of premium domain names from the Tucows Domain Name Portfolio. Created especially with marketers in mind, YummyNames allows people to search for and obtain the perfect domain name for their organization from tens of thousands of high-quality domain names.

A few of the YummyNames domain names available include countryrock.com, divorced.com, lemons.com, listener.com, mygarden.com, thepub.com, tool.com and veggies.com.
Marketers seeking high-quality domain names for their company, clients or campaigns can go to http://www.yummynames.com and search through a large portfolio of premium domain names. They have the option of purchasing a name outright or leasing the domain name for a finite period of time, the latter being a payment option particularly advantageous for short-term or seasonal marketing campaigns.

Developed and managed by a team of marketing and domain name veterans at Tucows, YummyNames is also a useful resource for SMB owners who recognize that obtaining a high-quality domain name is critical to the success of their business.

“It’s important for marketers and organizations to realize they don’t need to settle on a lousy domain name,” said Bill Sweetman, General Manager, YummyNames. “Domain names are a vital component to successfully marketing a brand ‚Äì whether it’s the launch of a new company, website or marketing campaign. A high-quality domain name is short, relevant and most important, easy to remember. We’re excited to open the Tucows portfolio of premium domains to the public through YummyNames. We’re confident users will find their perfect name.”

“YummyNames, the public face of our domain portfolio service group, provides an additional means by which to realize the value of our domain portfolio assets to drive continued growth for the Company,” said Elliot Noss, President and CEO, Tucows.

About Tucows

Tucows is a global Internet services company.

OpenSRS manages over eight million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 9,000 web hosts and ISPs. Our Retail group sells services directly to consumers and small businesses through Domain Direct, It’s Your Domain and NetIdentity. YummyNames owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. Tucows.com remains one of the most popular software download sites on the Internet.

More information can be found at http://tucowsinc.com.

Tucows third quarter investment community conference call is Monday, November 10, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)

TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ – Tucows Inc. (TSX: TC, AMEX: TCX) plans to report its third quarter fiscal 2008 financial results via news release on Monday, November 10, 2008 at approximately 4:00 p.m. (ET). Tucows management will host a conference call the same day at 5:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss the results and the outlook for the company.

Participants can access the conference call via the Internet at http://tucowsinc.com/investors.

For those unable to participate in the conference call at the scheduled time, it will be archived for replay both by telephone and via the Internet beginning approximately one hour following completion of the call. To access the archived conference call by telephone, dial 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 and enter the pass code 21286921 followed by the pound key. The telephone replay will be available until Monday, November 17, 2008 at midnight. To access the archived conference call as an MP3 via the Internet, go to http://tucowsinc.com/investors.

About Tucows

Tucows is a global Internet services company.

OpenSRS manages over 8 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 9,000 web hosts and ISPs. Our Retail group sells services directly to consumers and small businesses through Domain Direct, It’s Your Domain and NetIdentity. We hold a portfolio of approximately 150,000 domain names that are available for sale, monetized through advertising and support our wholesale Personal Names Service. Tucows.com remains one of the most popular software download sites on the Internet.

More information can be found at http://tucowsinc.com.

Tucows To Present at RBC Capital Markets Growth Conference 5.0

Toronto, October 21, 2008 – Tucows Inc., (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of domain names, email and other internet services, today announced that Elliot Noss, President and CEO, will present at the RBC Capital Markets Growth Conference 5.0 on Tuesday, October 28th at 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference is being held at the MaRS Centre in Toronto.

Tucows will offer a live audio webcast of its presentation as well as a 30-day archived replay, which may be accessed in the “Investor Relations” section of the Tucows corporate website at http://tucowsinc.com/investors/ and the “Featured Events” section at http://www.mkr-group.com.

Conference Details:

  • RBC Capital Markets Growth Conference 5.0
  • October 28, 2008
  • MaRS Centre, Toronto, ON
  • More information can be found at: http://www.rbccm.com

About Tucows

Tucows is global Internet services company.

OpenSRS manages over 8 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 9,000 web hosts and ISPs. Our Retail group sells services directly to consumers and small businesses through Domain Direct, It’s Your Domain and NetIdentity. We hold a portfolio of approximately 150,000 domain names that are available for sale, monetized through advertising and support our wholesale Personal Names Service. Tucows.com remains one of the most popular software download sites on the Internet.

More information can be found at http://tucowsinc.com.

Contact:

Leona Hobbs
Director of Communications
Tucows, Inc.
(416) 538-5450
lhobbs@tucows.com

Todd Kehrli or Mary Magnani
Investor Relations
MKR Group, Inc.
(323) 468-2300
tcx@mkr-group.com

Tucows Partners with Web.com to Offer Personalized Email and Website Services for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

TORONTO, October 3, 2008 – Tucows Inc., (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) a leading provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide, today announced that it has partnered with Web.com, a leading provider of online marketing services for small business, to offer Tucows’s OpenSRS Personal Names Service. Through Personal Names, Web.com will offer personalized email and web addresses for people looking to showcase their name brand for their business.

“As a market leader in providing online services to small and medium-sized businesses, Web.com‚Äôs selection of our Personal Names Service underscores the importance of email to customer retention for service providers,” says Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows. “Too many service providers are content to let their users get email from Google, Yahoo or Microsoft without realizing the cost to their business. Web.com recognizes that a quality email experience with a great, personalized email address is appealing and important to keep customers happy, retention high and word-of-mouth growing.”

OpenSRS Personal Names is ideal for small business owners, sole proprietors or SOHOs looking to showcase and associate their name brand with their company within their email or web address, such as amy@smith.net for their email address and amy.smith.net for their web address.

“We are always looking to make the services we offer to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) more effective, says Jeff Stibel, President of Web.com. “This partnership with Tucows enables us to provide SMBs with a customized email address directly related to their own name.” The majority of Americans will now find their own name waiting for them at Web.com.

About Tucows

Tucows is an Internet services company. Through our global network of over 9,000 service providers our OpenSRS group provides millions of email boxes and manages over eight million domains. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). We hold a portfolio of approximately 150,000 domain names that are available for sale, monetized through advertising and support our wholesale Personal Names Service. Our Retail division sells Tucows services to consumers and small business owners through Domain Direct, IYD (It’s Your Domain) and NetIdentity. Tucows.com remains one of the most popular software download sites on the Internet. For more information please visit: http://tucowsinc.com.

For further information:
Todd Kehrli
MKR Group
323-468-2300
todd@mkr-group.com

Leona Hobbs
Director, Communications
Tucows
416-538-5450
lhobbs@tucows.com

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