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.

“Domain Control Panel 5.1 is a one-stop domain registration tool that represents a quantum leap in usability for domain name owners,” said Craig Hamilton, director of retail services for TUCOWS Names. “By continuing to exceed our customers expectations and provide them with cutting edge tools that simply aren’t available elsewhere, we are able to provide a value proposition that no one else in the business can match. DCP gives our clients the ability to establish a personal or corporate Internet identity at a fraction of the costs associated with standard web hosting companies or other domain name resellers.”

Web Enabled Tools

Along with standard account management tools, DCP 5.1 is available with domain management and Web enabling software tools. Small businesses, for instance, can now create e-mail addresses to go along with their registered domain name. Domain Direct also provides one free e-mail account that includes Web Mail and five free e-mail re-direction accounts to use with a registered domain name. The interface can integrate with other e-mail platforms, allowing plug-and-play manageability and remote accessibility.

Domain and Web Management

Domain Direct’s Domain Forwarding service allows domain owners to use their new domain name to forward visitors to their site, rather than having to use a long and difficult to remember Web site address. Additional domain management tools include domain administration, which allows customers to change their domain registration information quickly through an easy-to-use interface. Customers can now change all their information pertaining to the domain such as administration, billing or ISP information.

Bundled with DCP 5.1 are easy-to-use Web site diagnostic tools. Net Mechanic’s HTML ToolBox allows Domain Direct users to manage the integrity of their Web sites, including the ability to fix broken pages and links, improve load time and schedule automatic tests.

Domain and Web Site Promotion

Critical to establishing a cost-effective and functioning Web site are promotional tools. The latest version of Domain Direct has a simple straightforward template that submits the domain address to the most popular Internet search engines, including: Lycos, Google, Hotbot, Infoseek, Whatyouseek, MSN, Excite, Altavista, Planetsearch and Webcrawler.

Domain Direct also bundles Web creation software provided by Trellix Web, which enables both new and experienced users to create, publish and update their own professional-looking Web site for fast and cost-effective an online presence. Domain Direct users can use Trellix’s Web site software with free Web host providers Tripod and Fortune City.

Other Web development packages customers can choose from are 3-2-1 Website and Treeway. 3-2-1 Website provides free Web hosting, Web development tools, inexpensive e-commerce capabilities and up to 10MB of data storage on the Web. For more graphic-based Web sites, Treeway provides user-friendly and feature-rich graphics to build either an eight page or 25-page site without having to worry about developing time-consuming and expensive graphic designs.

About TUCOWS Names

TUCOWS Names, an ICANN accredited registrar, is the industry‚Äôs most comprehensive provider of domain name registration and related services. OpenSRS (Open Shared Registration System) is the industry’s leading source of wholesale domain name registrations, providing it’s Registration Service Providers with the most cost effective and easy-to-use features. Domain Direct, a service offered by TUCOWS Names retail group, provides its clients with easy-to-use, cost-effective alternatives and enhancements to standard Web hosting. TUCOWS Names also features DomainSurfer.com, a next generation domain search engine that can retrieve thousands of registered domains at one time. DomainWatch.com, a service offered exclusively by the company, is a business intelligence service that monitors domain registration activities of individual registrars and resellers. TUCOWS Names is a division of TUCOWS.com Inc.

About Tucows.com Inc. (www.tucows.com)

TUCOWS.com has become the leading provider of software on the Internet by creating an open source marketplace which is comprehensive and easy to use. The current TUCOWS libraries include Windows, Linux, PDA/Handhelds, BeOS, Mac, Games, Themes, Music and Kids with collectively nearly 40,000 titles. TUCOWS is also the leading wholesaler of domain registration solutions through its Assigned Names Division. TUCOWS has grown to over 100 million page views per month with six million monthly unique visitors. With over 800 affiliates in 80 countries hosting the TUCOWS libraries, TUCOWS has the largest independent software distribution network in the world providing the user with a fast, local download.

Contact Info:
Charmaine D’Silva
Public Relations Manager
TUCOWS.com Inc.
(work) 416-239-9095 X240
(cell) 416-824-8374
charm@tucows.com

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