TORONTO, CANADA, November 29, 2001/PR Newswire – Tucows Inc. (OTCBB: TCOW), a leading provider of wholesale domain name registrations to Internet service providers and web hosting companies, has formed a strategic alliance with InQuent Technologies Inc., a leading provider of wholesale hosting services to large Carriers and Service Providers worldwide. InQuent Technologies Inc. is majority-owned by SBC Communications Inc. of San Antonio, Texas.
InQuent’s carrier-class hosting platform will integrate Tucows OpenSRS domain name registration services for the .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .ca and other country code top-level domain namespaces. Tucows OpenSRS platform is a wholesale service and provides complete transparency to the reseller. Neither Tucows OpenSRS nor InQuent compete with resellers for their end-customers. By partnering with Tucows, InQuent has underlined its commitment to the wholesale model by choosing a registrar with the same business-to-business focus.
“Tucows has been successful, in large measure, due to our unique wholesale registration strategy,” said Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows Inc. “We have built a global network of over 5,000 channel partners that can deliver services and applications to Internet users faster and more efficiently than ever before. We are pleased that InQuent is integrating Tucows’ domain name services into their carrier grade hosting products mix.”
“InQuent is thrilled to be launching Tucows’ OpenSRS, a market leader in domain name registrations, into our carrier-grade hosting platform,” said Ken F. Wilson, InQuent’s President and CEO. “Tucows OpenSRS is a feature-rich service that scores high in security, flexibility and scalability – features that our Carrier and Service Provider customers require and have come to expect from InQuent’s hosting solutions.”
In the near future, InQuent plans to use Tucows’ OpenSRS application to launch a private label domain system that will allow Carriers and Service Providers to offer end-customers even greater flexibility and manageability in their domain name registration operations.
About InQuent Technologies Inc.
InQuent Technologies Inc. (www.inquent.com) is the leading wholesale provider of Internet and application hosting to Carriers and Service Providers around the world. InQuent’s hosting products and services are built on a carrier-class hosting platform enabling Carriers and Service Providers to sell and service profitable, high quality, scalable and reliable products. Founded in September 1997, InQuent is a privately owned corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. SBC Communications Inc. of San Antonio, Texas, is a major shareholder in InQuent Technologies Inc.
InQuent Technologies Inc.
Tucows Inc. is a leading provider of wholesale digital products and distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet. An ICANN-accredited registrar, Tucows provides wholesale domain name registrations for generic and country code top-level domains (TLDs), plus web certificates. Liberty Registry Management Services Inc. (LibertyRMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tucows, provides global registry management and administration services for top-level domain name registries. LibertyRMS has a contract with Afilias to provide the registry operations for the new .info TLD worldwide. Tucows also distributes software and other digital content through its integrated network of resellers. Tucows offers more than 30,000 software titles in libraries located around the world and operates search and reference media sites including Electric Library, Encyclopedia.com, and NewsDirectory.com. For more information, please visit: http://www.tucows.com.
This news release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding, for example, the continued growth and success of Tucows’ business and new business relationships, the introduction of new products and services and their success, the inability to further develop and achieve commercial success for the company’s business strategy, and the deployment of the company’s resources. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. More information about potential factors that could affect Tucows is included in the Risk Factors sections of Tucows filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to Tucows as of the date of this document, and Tucows assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.
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