Tucows Signs Revised ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement
Improves Protections for Domain Holders and Includes a Two Cent ICANN Fee Reduction to be Passed Along to Resellers
TORONTO, June 30 – Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, today announced that it has signed the revised Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with ICANN at the organization’s 35th International Meeting in Sydney, Australia. The new agreement takes effect July 1, 2009.
Customers of OpenSRS, the wholesale Reseller services division of Tucows Inc., will immediately see a reduction in the ICANN Fee associated with Global Top-level Domain registrations purchased through the OpenSRS platform. That fee will drop to $0.18 cents effective July 1, 2009.
“We’re pleased to be amongst the first group of Registrars to sign the new RAA,” said Adam Eisner, Director, Domain Services, Tucows. “This revised agreement reinforces the commitment Tucows, the greater registrar community and ICANN all have to the protection of individual domain holders.”
The revised RAA contains new regulations to safeguard the rights of domain name holders who purchase names through resellers of domain names, including new measures designed to ensure that Registrant data protected by WHOIS privacy services is properly escrowed.
Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS manages over 8 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 9,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. YummyNames owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. Butterscotch.com is an online video network building on the foundation of Tucows.com. More information can be found at http://tucowsinc.com.
For further information: Lawrence Chamberlain, The Equicom Group for Tucows Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 257, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tucows Amends and Extends Second Modified Dutch Tender Offer
TORONTO ??ì June 24, 2009 ??ì Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, announced today that it has reduced the amount of Common Stock that it is offering to repurchase under the modified Dutch auction tender that commenced on May 26, 2009 to 1,000,000 shares, representing 1.5% of the Company???s outstanding shares, from 4,000,000. The Company has also extended the term of the tender offer to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 9, 2009. The offer was previously scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 23, 2009.