We really, really like the Open Internet

Everything we build, make and do is on the Internet but that’s not the only reason we think the Internet is important.

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Our Story

Tucows started in 1993 by changing not just how people connected to the Internet but also who could get online.

A women stands in the surf at sunset, rolling waves behind her, carrying a surfboard branded with the Ting logo

We continue to push for change at every level of the Internet. Collectively, we manage tens of millions of domain names from .com to .xyz and work with tens of thousands of resellers (OpenSRS, Enom). We eliminate all the ugliness from buying and owning your domain and email (Hover).

We changed what people expect from mobile phone service (Ting Mobile). We’re changing the way entire cities connect to and think about the Internet as we build and light true fiber to the premises networks across North America (Ting Internet).

We’re a collection of scrappy, stable, little, big brands. Together, we’re an overnight success story 29 years in the making and we’re a long way from finished.

Tucows employee working from home accompanied by their cat
Dave Singh our CFO working in the Tucows office.

Our beliefs

The Internet

The Open Internet is an agent for positive change. It belongs to everyone and no one. We will help it to resist all attempts at ownership.

Innovation

We see and celebrate innovation and creativity in every employee, customer and partner we work with. We try stuff and we capitalize.

Simplicity

We’re building things for people, not for machines. We choose simplicity over complexity every time.

We > Me

We are a mix of people working together to solve problems big and small. Together, we’re stronger, smarter and better. We beats me.

"I’ve been at Tucows now for a little over 7 years. This is remarkable to me as it far exceeds the other roles I’ve had in a career that’s now approaching 25 years. (wait, what!?!?!)⁣

⁣The reasons I’ve stayed are probably the most relevant for me to share with you >>>⁣

⁣I feel comfortable being myself and the work and contribution I make is valued and appreciated. This is an essential element for my overall well-being.⁣

⁣At Tucows, I’ve found a very satisfying combination of awesome people to work with and ambitious and audacious goals. There is for me a very real satisfaction and accomplishment that comes from working hard with a remarkable group of people who are all rowing in the same direction.⁣

⁣I love to build things and so does this company. I’ve had the opportunity to be employee #3 on the Internet business and after 5+ years was given the flexibility to move into a brand new role building the profile for Tucows.⁣

⁣And lastly, that special magic of work peeps becoming good friends 💖 I live now on an island in the bay of fundy, having gone fully remote just before covid. Folks were allowed to come visit this summer and Monica, Dave, and his husband made the trek from Toronto, coming by train, plane, car, and ferry 🚂 ->⛴ . It was so much fun having them here and them getting to enjoy IRL the views they had only seen before on screens.⁣

⁣And not to forget whale watching! 🐳 . We don’t know yet what coming together in person looks like as we’ve become a remote-first company, and I’m excited for us to find out. Onward!"

Tucows employees Trish, Monica and Dave enjoying the view of the ocean
Trish McLean
Director - Brand Development | Tucows

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If you love the Internet and you want to contribute rather than just consume, we should talk.

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