TORONTO, October 3, 2008 ‚Äì Tucows Inc., (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) a leading provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide, today announced that it has partnered with Web.com, a leading provider of online marketing services for small business, to offer Tucows‚Äôs OpenSRS Personal Names Service. Through Personal Names, Web.com will offer personalized email and web addresses for people looking to showcase their name brand for their business.
“As a market leader in providing online services to small and medium-sized businesses, Web.com‚Äôs selection of our Personal Names Service underscores the importance of email to customer retention for service providers,” says Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows. “Too many service providers are content to let their users get email from Google, Yahoo or Microsoft without realizing the cost to their business. Web.com recognizes that a quality email experience with a great, personalized email address is appealing and important to keep customers happy, retention high and word-of-mouth growing.”
OpenSRS Personal Names is ideal for small business owners, sole proprietors or SOHOs looking to showcase and associate their name brand with their company within their email or web address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org for their email address and amy.smith.net for their web address.
“We are always looking to make the services we offer to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) more effective, says Jeff Stibel, President of Web.com. “This partnership with Tucows enables us to provide SMBs with a customized email address directly related to their own name.” The majority of Americans will now find their own name waiting for them at Web.com.
Tucows is an Internet services company. Through our global network of over 9,000 service providers our OpenSRS group provides millions of email boxes and manages over eight million domains. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). We hold a portfolio of approximately 150,000 domain names that are available for sale, monetized through advertising and support our wholesale Personal Names Service. Our Retail division sells Tucows services to consumers and small business owners through Domain Direct, IYD (It’s Your Domain) and NetIdentity. 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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