Tucows Appoints Internet Veteran Bill Sweetman as General Manager of its Domain Name Portfolio

    Sweetman Will Drive Company's Domain Portfolio Initiatives

    TORONTO, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - Tucows Inc. (AMEX:  TCX, TSX:TC), a leading
provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide,
today announced the appointment of Internet veteran Bill Sweetman to General
Manager of its large domain name portfolio. In this new role, Sweetman will be
dedicated to continually enhancing the quality and profitability of Tucows's
domain name portfolio and related programs.
    As General Manager of the domain name portfolio, Sweetman is responsible
for developing and executing a strategy to further monetize the Tucows domain
portfolio for the Company and its wholesale customers, including the Tucows
Parked Pages program. Sweetman will work with a dedicated staff to manage
across all of Tucows's cross-functional teams and ensure that customer input
is integrated into all efforts.
    Sweetman is based in Toronto, and will operate within the product
management division of Tucows, led by Ken Schafer, Vice President of Product
Management and Marketing.
    "Bill brings an extensive background in Internet marketing and domain
name expertise to Tucows," said Schafer. "By leading our efforts to increase
the value of our domain portfolio, we are confident Bill will drive
significant innovation and quickly align us with the rapidly changing domain
name marketplace."
    Sweetman is a respected authority on Internet marketing. His innovative
work over the last 15 years has been recognized by numerous awards, including
the prestigious Internet World Impact Award for Communications. Prior to
joining Tucows, Sweetman was Vice-President, Internet strategy at MacLaren
MRM, the digital arm of MacLaren McCann, Canada's largest advertising agency.
    "In fifteen years working in Internet marketing, I've never seen a more
compelling opportunity to join a leading organization and assume
responsibility for such an important part of the business," said Sweetman.
"With our unique position as a wholesale registrar, and with passionate and
committed teams and strong commitment behind this initiative, I'm very excited
to lead the evolution of the Tucows domain name portfolio."
    Sweetman frequently speaks at conferences and is widely regarded by the
media as an Internet marketing expert. He is one of the founders of the
Canadian New Media Awards, and contributes regularly to various trade
publications and blogs.

    About Tucows

    Tucows is the largest Internet services provider for hosting companies
and ISPs. Through our network of over 9,000 service providers around the world
we provide billing solutions, millions of email boxes and manage over
eight million domains. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Tucows remains one of
the most popular software download sites on the Internet. For more information
please visit: about.tucows.com.

    This release may contain forward-looking statements, relating to the
Company's operations or to the environment in which it operates, which are
based on Tucows Inc.'s operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. These
statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to
important risks, uncertainties and assumptions concerning future conditions
that may ultimately prove to be inaccurate or differ materially from actual
future events or results. A number of important factors could cause actual
outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in these
forward-looking statements. Consequently, investors should not place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based on Tucows Inc.'s
current expectations, estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions. These
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and
are based upon the information available to Tucows Inc. at this time. Tucows
Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

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For further information:

For further information: Leona Hobbs, Director of Communications,
Tucows, (416) 538-5450, lhobbs@tucows.com

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