Sweetman Will Drive Company’s Domain Portfolio Initiatives
TORONTO August 16, 2007 – Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a leading provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide, today announced the appointment of Internet veteran Bill Sweetman to General Manager of its large domain name portfolio. In this new role, Sweetman will be dedicated to continually enhancing the quality and profitability of Tucows’s domain name portfolio and related programs.
As General Manager of the domain name portfolio, Sweetman is responsible for developing and executing a strategy to further monetize the Tucows domain portfolio for the Company and its wholesale customers, including the Tucows Parked Pages program. Sweetman will work with a dedicated staff to manage across all of Tucows’s cross-functional teams and ensure that customer input is integrated into all efforts.
Sweetman is based in Toronto, and will operate within the product management division of Tucows, led by Ken Schafer, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing.
“Bill brings an extensive background in Internet marketing and domain name expertise to Tucows,” said Schafer. “By leading our efforts to increase the value of our domain portfolio, we are confident Bill will drive significant innovation and quickly align us with the rapidly changing domain name marketplace.‚Äù
Sweetman is a respected authority on Internet marketing. His innovative work over the last 15 years has been recognized by numerous awards, including the prestigious Internet World Impact Award for Communications. Prior to joining Tucows, Sweetman was Vice-President, Internet strategy at MacLaren MRM, the digital arm of MacLaren McCann, Canada‚Äôs largest advertising agency.
“In fifteen years working in Internet marketing, I’ve never seen a more compelling opportunity to join a leading organization and assume responsibility for such an important part of the business,” said Sweetman. “With our unique position as a wholesale registrar, and with passionate and committed teams and strong commitment behind this initiative, I’m very excited to lead the evolution of the Tucows domain name portfolio.”
Sweetman frequently speaks at conferences and is widely regarded by the media as an Internet marketing expert. He is one of the founders of the Canadian New Media Awards, and contributes regularly to various trade publications and blogs.
Tucows is the largest Internet services provider for hosting companies and ISPs. Through our network of over 9,000 service providers around the world we provide billing solutions, millions of email boxes and manage over eight million domains. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Tucows remains one of the most popular software download sites on the Internet. For more information please visit: tucowsinc.com.
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