TUCOWS launches the ultimate download site for children: TUKIDS

October 6, 1999 – Toronto – TUCOWS.com Inc. today announced the latest addition to its network of software distribution sites, TUKIDS. Located at: tukids.tucows.com, the site contains educational, content-rated software for download. Using the TUCOWS network and distribution capabilities, developers of educational software now have a site with superior download capacities and local worldwide access through affiliate sites.

TUKIDS currently has thousands of files that have been downloaded and tested by their review board to ensure the contents of the software are free from nudity, violence and explicit language. There is a strict ratings criteria that must be met in the areas of ease of use, date of software, educational requirements, graphical interface and validity of original site before being listed on the TUKIDS site.

“We have had a great demand for a children’s download site from our users and affiliates. We already have 25 affiliates globally who mirror the TUKIDS site to ensure fast, local downloads for their customers, “ says Scott Swedorski, founder and Editor-in-Chief at TUCOWS.com Inc. “We committed to providing a fun, safe website for children, parents and teachers to download virus-free, educational software can to enhance a child’s computer experience”. The site is organized by age groups and categorically divided to ensure that users can easily find the appropriate software for their children’s needs. TUKIDS is the one stop site for all types of children’s software from math, science and language programs to online games, art, music and games for download. Children can also enjoy interactive coloring, games and story books for many of the popular kids shows like Little Bear & Franklin offered by Nelvana.

“TUKIDS is highly regarded as the best source of children’s software on the web. Arlington Technology (www.arlington.com.au) is proud to be able to offer a direct link from its parental control software ‘KidSafe Explorer’ to tukids.tucows.com‚Äù, says Bob Pemberton – Marketing Manager of Arlington Technology Pty Ltd.

About Tucows.com Inc.

With offices in New York City, Flint, Michigan and Toronto, Canada, Tucows.com (The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software) is one of the largest Internet distribution sites featuring Windows®, Macintosh®, Linux® and PDA software. Tucows.com was founded in 1994 as a public service to new Internet users. Today the privately owned and operated Tucows.com offers an array of electronic downloaded software programs that can be accessed at over 600 affiliates in six continents, in over 75 countries world-wide. The site serves more than 70 million pages per month, making Tucows.com one of the busiest sites on the Internet.

Contact Info:
Charmaine D’Silva
Public Relations Manager
TUCOWS.com Inc.
(work) 416-239-9095 X240
(cell) 416-824-8374
charm@tucows.com

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