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Tucows Receives .EU Registrar Accreditation


By Derek Iwasiuk
August 10, 2005

Tucows Inc. ( announces that it has received accreditation from EurID, operator of the .EU registry, to provide its network of global service providers with access to resell .EU, the official domain name of the European Community.

"Tucows works with many of the leading European service providers to provide domain registration and other services in every country in the European Union except Latvia. Becoming a fully accredited registrar of .EU reinforces our commitment to the European market," comments Elliot Noss, president of Tucows.

Tucows is currently accredited with a number of European national registries and provides wholesale domain name registration services for .UK (United Kingdom), .DE (Germany), .IT (Italy), .NL (Netherlands), .FR (France), .BE (Belgium), .AT (Austria) and .CH (Switzerland). It plans to add .ES (Spain), .DK (Denmark) and .PL (Poland) to its inventory of country code domain names it is authorized to sell.

Tucows will be prepared to offer the .EU domain name at the time of the registry's pre-launch period in late 2005.

Tucows Inc. is a provider of Internet services and downloadable software through a global distribution network of more than 6,000 service providers. These service providers primarily consist of web hosting companies, Internet service providers and providers of other services over the Internet.

Tucows' services include domain registration services, digital certificates, billing, provisioning and customer care software solutions, email and anti-spam services, Blogware and website building tools. Tucows is an accredited registrar with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, and generates revenue primarily through the provision of domain registration and other Internet services to service providers who offer such services to their own customers in a process known as wholesale distribution.

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