Tucows Signs Agreement with the .tv Corporation to Distribute .tv Domain Name Extension

New York, NY – January, 31, 2001- Tucows Inc., a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet, announced that it has reached an agreement with The .tv Corporation, a leading global provider of Web identity services and the exclusive worldwide source for Web addresses ending in .tv, to launch a wholesale distribution effort for the .tv domain name extension (www.tucows.tv). As a featured domain extension to be offered through the Tucows OpenSRS platform, .tv domain names will be available to Tucows’ network of over 5,000 channel partners globally. OpenSRS is already a leading provider of .com, .net and .org top-level domain (TLD) name registration services.

Through an agreement with the country of Tuvalu, The .tv Corporation became a registrar and the exclusive registry for .tv domain names. .tv is the fastest growing top-level domain name extension in Internet history which is a clear indication of the growing global demand for the .tv domain. Since .tv is an “open registry” anyone is qualified to register a .tv domain name, and can do so through a Tucows reseller.

“The .tv Corporation offers one of the most exciting extensions on the market,” said Elliot Noss, President and CEO, Tucows, Inc. “We are looking forward to offering an expanded suite of domain name products beyond the traditional extensions.”

“Tucows has a powerful, global network of resellers that will reinforce .tv as a premier extension,” said Lou Kerner, chief executive officer of The .tv Corporation. “Leveraging Tucows’ network of partners will be invaluable to our business.”

Pricing for .tv domain name registrations through Tucows will be among the most competitive in the industry with the price of $35 per domain name year with discounts for long-term registrations. High profile registrations will be referred directly to The .tv Corporation through a seamless tracking process and resellers will earn 25% of the full price of the domain name registered.

To register a .tv domain name, please visit: http://www.tucows.tv to obtain an approved list of .tv resellers.

About Tucows

Tucows is a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet. With a network of more than 5,000 Managed Service Providers (Internet Service Providers, Web Hosting companies, Domain Name Resellers and others) in more than 110 countries around the world, Tucows is 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 in the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.opensrs.org or http://partner.tucows.com or go to http://www.tucows.com and click on Partner Home.

About The .tv Corporation

The .tv Corporation (www.tv) is a leading global provider of Web identity services and the exclusive worldwide source for Web addresses ending in .tv. The company provides domain name registration services in eight different languages and a suite of value-added products and services that enable customers to establish unique Web identities. The company created this premier top-level domain so that companies, organizations and individuals can create the Internet brands and identities of the future. Inquiries can be made at the company’s Web site, www.tv.

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