TUCOWS Slashes its Price for OpenSRS Domain Registration

One-year Price Discount Provides Savings of Over 70 Per Cent Compared to Network Solutions (NASDAQ:NSOL) and Register.com

TORONTO, CANADA – January 5, 2000 – TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the industry’s largest domain name wholesaler, today announced that effective January 15, 2000 it will reduce its annual domain registration fee from (U.S.) $13 to $10 through the company’s recently launched Open Shared Registration System (OpenSRS at www.opensrs.com). The price cut provides authorized Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Web hosting firms and value added resellers (VARs) the industry’s most cost-effective and easy-to-use wholesale domain registration service – the only service without costly sign-up fees.

“We deliver the industry’s most comprehensive domain registration system that enables consumers and businesses to establish an online presence cost-effectively,” said Ross W. Rader, Director of eCommerce for TUCOWS.com Inc. “OpenSRS levels the competitive playing field by allowing consumers, businesses and organizations not ICANN or NSI affiliated to register their domain name in a standards-based open source environment, which until recently was only available to high-volume registration firms.”

Operated by TUCOWS, OpenSRS is an open-source client server system that streamlines domain registration by allowing consumers and businesses to register in real-time their domain name directly with their local ISP, reducing costs and registration time. By using the Internet’s TCP/IP communication protocol rather than e-mail, OpenSRS provides faster more accurate listing of customers’ domain names. Launched this past October, OpenSRS is an ICANN accredited domain registrar.

About Tucows.com Inc.

TUCOWS.com Inc., headquartered in Toronto, is an open source provider for the digital distribution of software featuring: Windows®, Macintosh®, Linux® , Handheld, Music, Desktop Themes, Gaming and Children’s software. Domain Direct, also a part of TUCOWS, provides users with an easy, cost-effective, alternative to standard web hosting. TUCOWS also features Open Shared Registry System, currently the industry leader in wholesale Domain Name Registration (OpenSRS). Today, the company supports over 750 affiliates who mirror the TUCOWS network in over 75 countries world-wide. The site serves more than 80 million pages per month making TUCOWS.com one of the busiest sites on the Internet.

For more information, please contact:

Charmaine D’Silva
TUCOWS.com Inc.
Public Relations Manager
416-239-9095 ext. 240
416-824-8374 (cell)
cdsilva@tucows.com

Chris Wright
Edelman Public Relations Canada
416-979-1120 ext. 223
chris_wright@edelman.com

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