30,000 Additional Software Files Bring AOL Members Comprehensive Source of Informative and Entertaining Information
TORONTO, CANADA, September 17, 2003 — Tucows Inc. (OTCBB: TCOW), a leading provider of outsourced Internet services and one of the top software download sites in the world, today announced it has signed an agreement with America Online, Inc., the world’s leading interactive services company, to provide an expanded selection of downloadable content for AOL members.
Through this agreement, 30,000 of Tucows’ software titles — all rated and reviewed by its editorial team of software experts — will now be available in the AOL Download Center, making it one of the largest offerings of download programming on the Internet. Recently launched as part of AOL¬Æ 9.0 Optimized, the newest version of the AOL client software, the enhanced AOL Download Center enables members to access Tucows’ comprehensive software files for a greater selection of shareware and files, and then rate the software after using it. With AOL and Tucows‚Äô commitment to safety, AOL members can download business or entertainment software, as well as graphics and screensavers that customize their computing experience, with less worry about viruses or spyware applications.
“Tucows is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of downloadable software,” said Elliot Noss, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tucows Inc. “We look forward to working with AOL to enrich their customers’ Internet experience.”
“Whether seeking wallpaper, screensavers, games or business software, AOL members have already demonstrated great enthusiasm for computer downloads,” said Tina Sharkey, Senior Vice President of America Online Life Management, Community and Network Integration. “In fact, 65% of the hundreds of thousands of Download Center files have been created or uploaded by our members, and we expect that our alliance with Tucows will build a larger and safer collection of free digital files and software that will further engage the AOL community.”
Tucows Inc. is a leading provider of outsourced Internet services to ISPs and web hosting companies worldwide. An ICANN-accredited registrar, Tucows provides domain name registration services for generic and country code top-level domains (TLDs), plus digital certificates and email services. Tucows also distributes software and other digital content through its integrated network of affiliates and offers more than 30,000 software titles in libraries located around the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.tucows.com