Service Providers Add New Revenue Producing Service Without Upfront Risk
TORONTO, CANADA, June 16, 2004 — Tucows Inc. (OTCBB:TCOW) Tucows Inc. today announced that two leading service providers, Lunarpages and Hostsite.com, have committed to offer its new Tucows Website Builder service.
“In today’s competitive environment, service providers must act quickly to capitalize on new market opportunities and rationalize costs,” said Elliot Noss, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tucows Inc. “These service providers have chosen Tucows Website Builder in order to achieve revenue growth while minimizing upfront investment and ongoing maintenance costs.”
Lunarpages provides shared web hosting services to more than 52,000 individuals and small businesses in North America. The company is expanding its services to offer turnkey web-presence packages. “We began to investigate building our own website building tool,” said Maximiliam Andersen at Lunarpages. “When Tucows approached us about the Website Builder Service we discovered that it had more end-user features than we were planning and we could avoid incurring the development and maintenance costs of building it in-house. Using Tucows Website Builder Service means we achieve our business objectives faster and with less financial risk.”
Hostsite.com has used Tucows as their wholesale supplier for more than four years. The company has decided to expand their existing revenue base. “Our strategy is to expand the number of revenue generating services, while containing our operating costs,” according to Jonathan Lee, CEO Hostsite.com, “By sourcing wholesale solutions from Tucows we gain access to leading services without the risk of upfront investments and the ongoing cost of maintenance. We can also integrate the Tucows Website Builder Service into our hosting control panel, which means we minimize customer support costs.”
Tucows Website Builder is available immediately. Interested service providers can visit http://resellers.tucows.com/wholesale_services/webpublishing/
Tucows Inc. is a leading provider of wholesale Internet services and back office solutions to a global network of more than 6,000 web hosting companies, ISPs and other service providers. As the largest ICANN-accredited wholesale domain name registrar, Tucows offers a suite of complementary internet services including domain name registration and management, digital certificates, email services and website tools. Tucows back office products, including the Platypus billing software and customer relationship management solutions, enable Service Providers to automate and enhance their own service solutions. Tucows also distributes software and other digital content through its global network of affiliates offering more than 40,000 software titles. For more information, please visit: www.tucowsinc.com.
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