TUCOWS.com Expands Domain Services to Enhance Industry’s Registration Accuracy

TUCOWS.com Adds Newshub.com to Site for the Most Current Global News and Information

TORONTO, Canada РFebruary 3, 2000 РTUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the industry’s largest domain name wholesaler, today announced the addition of SmartWhois.com, DomainSurfer.com and DomainWatch.com to its domain name registration services. The expanded services will enable customers to more accurately track, search and register domain names, making TUCOWS one of the most comprehensive and accurate registrars in the industry. TUCOWS.com also announced the addition of Newshub.com to its industry-leading content and information network. NewsHub.com consists of 10 news channels: Technology, Financial, Technology PR, World, U.S., Science, Health, Entertainment, Sports and Tech Snippets. The site has over 1,200 information sources, including TechWeb, PRNewswire, CNN, the BBC and ESPN.

“The breadth and depth of our domain registration services will differentiate TUCOWS from the rest of the pack,” said Ross Rader, Director, Assigned Names Division, TUCOWS.com Inc. “These additional services recast our value proposition from simply registration, to one which establishes a leadership position through the added business value of these services to our customers. The addition of Newshub.com further deepens the already rich content available from TUCOWS.com, making our network one of the industry‚Äôs leading resources for news and information.”

Integrated into TUCOWS’ OpenSRS (www.opensrs.com) wholesale domain name offering, SmartWhois.com provides Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Web hosting and Value-Added Resellers (VARs) scaleable high-end domain name order and processing tools. With the ability to more accurately track domain registration with SmartWhois.com, OpenSRS Registration Service Providers (RSPs) can streamline registration processes and lower overall operating costs managing the growing volume of their registrations.

DomainSurfer.com is the fastest domain name search engine in the world. Incorporated into TUCOWS’ retail domain registration service and OpenSRS, DomainSurfer.com can retrieve thousands of registered domains at one time, providing customers with a complete list of registered names that contain any given character patterns.

Available soon through TUCOWS’ OpenSRS, DomainWatch.com is a business intelligence service that monitors domain registration activities of individual registrars. The service downloads the contents of the industry’s “Root Servers” each night for comparison to the previous day’s activities, identifying the number of names registered and which companies are servicing them. These aggregate market data snapshots provide a clear picture of domain name market leaders and registration name changes.

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.

Contact:
Charmaine D’Silva

Public Relations Manager
TUCOWS.com Inc
416-535-0123 X240
press@tucows.com

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