Rodopi Software Teams with Tucows Inc. to Offer Integrated Domain Registration Solution

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 6, 2002–Rodopi Software(TM), a leading provider of customer billing and management solutions for ISPs and ASPs, today announced it has signed an agreement with Tucows Inc. (OTCBB:TCOW – news), a leading provider of Internet services to ISPs and Web hosting companies, to provide an integrated solution based on Tucows’ OpenSRS domain registration platform and Rodopi’s billing software.

“Internet service providers are faced with challenges acquiring, renewing and accurately billing for high volume products such as domain names,” said Art Ekroos, Rodopi’s executive vice president. “It is a fast-growing market and there are few solutions for businesses faced with these troublesome operational issues.”

By using Tucows’ OpenSRS platform along with Rodopi’s billing software, ISPs, ASPs and Web hosting companies will be able to use a single integrated system, offering their customers simplified domain registration processes, while ensuring fast, accurate and automated billing for those services.

“The integration of Tucows’ OpenSRS with Rodopi Software gives ISPs and ASPs a powerful new tool to increase the depth and breadth of the service they offer their customers,” said David Woroch, Tucows’ vice president, sales. “Tucows OpenSRS provides them with a revenue-generating tool and Rodopi ensures that they realize that revenue.”

“Our shared commitment to this market makes the combination of Tucows and Rodopi a great fit,” said Ekroos. “We feel we have put together a total solution for domain businesses to operate efficiently and automatically, allowing customers to easily scale as they grow their businesses.”

About Rodopi

Rodopi Software is a worldwide leading solution for billing, provisioning and customer care automation software for ISP, Web Hosting, Telco and Wireless companies. Offering a robust end-to-end solution that is 100% Web enabled, Rodopi is dedicated to helping Internet businesses reduce data-entry errors, expenses and customer churn, while immediately increasing customer service and profitability for an extremely fast ROI. For more information, visit http://www.rodopi.com or call 877/4-RODOPI. Rodopi Software is a division of Abacus America Inc., founded in 1992 and headquartered in San Diego.

About Tucows

Tucows Inc. is a leading provider of Internet services to ISPs and Web hosting companies. An ICANN-accredited registrar, Tucows provides wholesale domain name registrations for generic and country code top-level domains (TLDs), plus Web certificates. Liberty Registry Management Services Inc. (LibertyRMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tucows, provides global registry management services for top-level domain name registries including .INFO. Tucows also distributes software and other digital content through its integrated network of resellers. Tucows offers more than 30,000 software titles in libraries located around the world and operates search and reference media sites including Electric Library, Encyclopedia.com, and NewsDirectory.com. For more information, visit: http://www.tucows.com.

This news release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding, for example, the continued growth and success of Tucows’ business and new business relationships, the introduction of new products and services and their success, the ability to further develop and achieve commercial success for the company’s business strategy, and the deployment of the company’s resources. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. More information about potential factors that could affect Tucows is included in the Risk Factors sections of Tucows filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to Tucows as of the date of this document, and Tucows assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.

TUCOWS, ENCYCLOPEDIA.COM and NEWSDIRECTORY.COM are registered trademarks of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

Contact:
Rodopi Software, San Diego
Anthony Sanchez, 858/558-4932, ext. 119
anthony@rodopi.com
or
Tucows Inc.
Joanna Becket, 416/538-5451
jbecket@tucows.com

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