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 /CNW/ - 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.

    About Tucows

    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:

For further information: Lawrence Chamberlain, The Equicom Group for
Tucows Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 257, lchamberlain@equicomgroup.com

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