Tucows Launches Personal Names Service


    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Tucows Inc., (AMEX:  TCX, TSX:TC) a leading
provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide,
today announced its Personal Names Service that gives Tucows Resellers the
opportunity to sell email addresses based on the Tucows-owned portfolio of
surname domain names. Two-thirds of North Americans will find their name
waiting for them in the Tucows Personal Names Service.
    This new service gives web hosting companies and ISPs an effective way to
stand out from the crowd while capitalizing on the growing trend towards
personal digital identity. The Tucows Surname Portfolio consists of over
39,000 domains, and includes a suitable domain for each of the top 100
surnames in the U.S. (based on 2000 U.S. Census data).
    "The launch of the Personal Names Service marks the complete integration
of the surname assets we acquired with NetIdentity into our wholesale
channel," said Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows. "The combination of
surnames and our extensive service provider network has incredible potential
to be a catalyst for change in how people use domain names and email."
    "Our experience is that when people look to identify themselves online
they are naturally drawn towards something that matches their own name," said
Adam Eisner, Product Manager, Domains, Tucows. "Our new Personal Names Service
presents an exciting opportunity for service providers to offer exactly that.
We believe this will be attractive to individuals as well as professionals
looking to establish their personal brand for their business."
    Each Personal Names Service account comes with a full Tucows Email
Service account (e.g. amy@smith.net) including two gigabytes of standard
storage and POP, IMAP, mobile and webmail access. It also includes a domain
name (e.g. amy.smith.net) that can be tied to a website, blog or any other web
    Tucows Personal Names Service is a natural complement to the Tucows Email
Service and the Tucows Domains Service, which provides a total reseller
domains package that includes all of the generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
along with a wide selection of the most popular Country Code Top-level Domains
(ccTLDs), free WHOIS Privacy, Managed DNS, Domain Parking Programs, a powerful
name suggestion tool and the ability to sell Premium Domain names from the
domains aftermarket.
    For more information about the Tucows Personal Names Service, please
visit: http://services.tucows.com/services/personalnames/

    About Tucows

    Tucows provides Internet services for hosting companies and ISPs. Through
our global network of over 9,000 service providers we provide 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.com remains one of the most popular software download sites
on the Internet. For more information please visit: http://about.tucows.com.

For further information:

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

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