Makes ‚ÄòNetIdentity‚Äô Surname Portfolio Available to All Resellers
TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2008 – Tucows Inc., (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) a leading provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide, today announced its Personal Names Service that gives Tucows Resellers the opportunity to sell email addresses based on the Tucows-owned portfolio of surname domain names. Two-thirds of North Americans will find their name waiting for them in the Tucows Personal Names Service.
This new service gives web hosting companies and ISPs an effective way to stand out from the crowd while capitalizing on the growing trend towards personal digital identity. The Tucows Surname Portfolio consists of over 39,000 domains, and includes a suitable domain for each of the top 100 surnames in the U.S. (based on 2000 U.S. Census data).
“The launch of the Personal Names Service marks the complete integration of the surname assets we acquired with NetIdentity into our wholesale channel,” said Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows. “The combination of surnames and our extensive service provider network has incredible potential to be a catalyst for change in how people use domain names and email.”
“Our experience is that when people look to identify themselves online they are naturally drawn towards something that matches their own name,‚Äù said Adam Eisner, Product Manager, Domains, Tucows. ‚ÄúOur new Personal Names Service presents an exciting opportunity for service providers to offer exactly that. We believe this will be attractive to individuals as well as professionals looking to establish their personal brand for their business.‚Äù
Each Personal Names Service account comes with a full Tucows Email Service account (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) including two gigabytes of standard storage and POP, IMAP, mobile and webmail access. It also includes a domain name (e.g. amy.smith.net) that can be tied to a website, blog or any other web service.
Tucows Personal Names Service is a natural complement to the Tucows Email Service and the Tucows Domains Service, which provides a total reseller domains package that includes all of the generic top-level domains (gTLDs) along with a wide selection of the most popular Country Code Top-level Domains (ccTLDs), free WHOIS Privacy, Managed DNS, Domain Parking Programs, a powerful name suggestion tool and the ability to sell Premium Domain names from the domains aftermarket.
For more information about the Tucows Personal Names Service, please visit: http://services.tucows.com/services/personalnames/
Tucows provides Internet services for hosting companies and ISPs. Through our global network of over 9,000 service providers we provide 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.com remains one of the most popular software download sites on the Internet. For more information please visit: http://tucowsinc.com.
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