Tucows Debuts Dot Moo Domain

Tucows launches registry management solution
Leading registrar to test new Tucows OpenXRS with mock Top Level Domain

New York, NY – August 1, 2000 – Tucows Inc., a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet and one of the top domain name registrars, has launched an open demonstration environment for its new Tucows OpenXRS (Open Extensible Registry System) registry management solution. OpenXRS (http://openxrs.tucows.com) is the first widely available commercial solution for organizations that manage registry operations for Top Level Domains (TLDs), including any of the hundreds of country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) or the new gTLDs anticipated from ICANN this fall.

Tucows OpenXRS gives its customers all the tools they need to easily and effectively operate their own domain name registry – interfacing with thousands of registrars and managing millions of names and transactions. Leveraging the success of its OpenSRS wholesale domain name registration service, Tucows created OpenXRS to incorporate the best of breed in functionality, scalability and reporting.

In order to demonstrate OpenXRS, Tucows has made itself the official registry for .moo, a mock TLD, allowing visitors to register and manage .moo domain names at http://moo.tucows.com/. This allows potential OpenXRS customers to experience first-hand the same features they and their registrars would be able to offer real customers for real TLDs, including DNS resolution and whois services. Registration and maintenance of .moo domain names are, of course, free, but .moo names do not actually “work” on the Internet and have no value.

“With OpenSRS, Tucows essentially gave all domain name retailers the benefits of being registrars. Now, with OpenXRS, we’ve made it that simple for companies to manage their own TLD registries, “ said Ross RaderDirector Product Management, Channel Platform Group,Tucows Inc. “The dot moo TLD is just a fun, interactive way to demonstrate the benefits of our OpenXRS system to potential customers and the entire domain name community.”

About Tucows Inc.

Tucows is a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet. With a network of more than 3,700 Internet Service Providers, Web hosting companies and Domain Name Resellers in more than 90 countries around the world, we believe Tucows to be the largest network of its kind. The Tucows site offers over 30,000 software titles in libraries located around the world, providing users with a fast local download. Tucows Inc. is an ICANN accredited registrar. Tucows is the leading provider of wholesale domain name registrations and related services.

Contact:
Phil DiIanni
Dan Klores Associates, Inc.
Public Relations
Phone: (212) 981-5217
philip.diianni@dkanews.com

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