TORONTO, Canada – February 11, 2000 – TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the industry‚Äôs largest domain name wholesaler, today announced the appointment of Josh Elliott as director of TLD (Top Level Domain) Operations for the Assigned Names Division (AND) ‚Äì the domain name registration service arm of TUCOWS.com Inc. Elliott will be responsible for aggressively positioning AND in the growing domain name market.
Elliott brings to AND extensive domain registration experience, including managing the operations for Internet Assigned Names Authority (IANA) ‚Äì the predecessor to ICANN ‚Äì and building the world‚Äôs first country code TLD database. IANA was the Internet‚Äôs first central coordination, allocation and registration body for addresses, names and protocol parameters. At ICANN, Elliott was Manager of Administration, responsible for managing the organization‚Äôs headquarters in Marina del Rey, California.
‚ÄúJosh provides our customers with an additional edge as the domain market rapidly expands beyond its existing address base,‚Äù said Ross Rader, Director, Assigned Names Division, TUCOWS.com Inc. ‚ÄúICANN is already predicting that 67 million names will be registered by 2003. And with Josh‚Äôs experience, we‚Äôre well positioned to offer customers even greater choice for their site addresses and registration services. We‚Äôre very pleased to have Josh on board.‚Äù
‚ÄúTo grow AND‚Äôs operations aggressively is very exciting,‚Äù said Josh Elliott. ‚ÄúOur business will soon become a truly global domain. It will be crucial for registrars to deliver value-added expertise and services to serve a worldwide community seeking new domain addresses. TUCOWS‚Äô AND is well on its way to establishing a leadership position in this market, a central, fast and easy source to registrar domain names around the world.‚Äù
About Tucows.com Inc.
TUCOWS.com has become the leading provider of software on the Internet by creating an open source marketplace which is comprehensive and easy to use. The current TUCOWS libraries include Windows, Linux, PDA/Handhelds, BeOS, Mac, Games, Themes, Music and Kids with collectively nearly 40,000 titles. TUCOWS is also the leading wholesaler of domain registration solutions through its Assigned Names Division. TUCOWS has grown to over 90 million page views per month with six million monthly unique visitors. With over 750 affiliates in 75 countries hosting the TUCOWS libraries, TUCOWS has the largest independent software distribution network in the world providing the user with a fast, local download.
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