TUCOWS.com Appoints Josh Elliot Director of TLD

TORONTO, Canada РFebruary 11, 2000 РTUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the industry’s 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) – 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) – the predecessor to ICANN – and building the world’s first country code TLD database. IANA was the Internet’s 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’s headquarters in Marina del Rey, California.

“Josh provides our customers with an additional edge as the domain market rapidly expands beyond its existing address base,” said Ross Rader, Director, Assigned Names Division, TUCOWS.com Inc. “ICANN is already predicting that 67 million names will be registered by 2003. And with Josh’s experience, we’re well positioned to offer customers even greater choice for their site addresses and registration services. We’re very pleased to have Josh on board.”

“To grow AND’s operations aggressively is very exciting,” said Josh Elliott. “Our 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’ 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.”

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.

For more information, please contact:

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

Chris Wright
Edelman Public Relations Canada
416-979-1120 ext. 223

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