Improves Protections for Domain Holders and Includes a Two Cent ICANN Fee Reduction to be Passed Along to Resellers
TORONTO, June 30 – Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, today announced that it has signed the revised Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with ICANN at the organization’s 35th International Meeting in Sydney, Australia. The new agreement takes effect July 1, 2009.
Customers of OpenSRS, the wholesale Reseller services division of Tucows Inc., will immediately see a reduction in the ICANN Fee associated with Global Top-level Domain registrations purchased through the OpenSRS platform. That fee will drop to $0.18 cents effective July 1, 2009.
“We’re pleased to be amongst the first group of Registrars to sign the new RAA,” said Adam Eisner, Director, Domain Services, Tucows. “This revised agreement reinforces the commitment Tucows, the greater registrar community and ICANN all have to the protection of individual domain holders.”
The revised RAA contains new regulations to safeguard the rights of domain name holders who purchase names through resellers of domain names, including new measures designed to ensure that Registrant data protected by WHOIS privacy services is properly escrowed.
Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS manages over 8 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 9,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. YummyNames owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. Butterscotch.com is an online video network building on the foundation of Tucows.com. More information can be found at http://tucowsinc.com.
For further information: Lawrence Chamberlain, The Equicom Group for Tucows Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 257, firstname.lastname@example.org