News / October 1999

TUCOWS Launched Open Shared Registry System for Domain Name Registration

Move Offers ISP’s Wholesale Registrations For $13 Per Year

TORONTO, CANADA — October 26, 1999 — TUCOWS ( has revolutionized the wholesale domain name registration market with today’s launch of OpenSRS (Open Shared Registration System at Internet Service Providers, web hosting firms and value added resellers can use OpenSRS to register domain names for their customers for just $13 per registration a year with a further discount for TUCOWS affiliates. OpenSRS is a combined software and service offering that enables .com, .net and .org domain name registrations at a fraction of the cost currently charged by the incumbent, Network Solutions Inc. and all new competitors.

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TUCOWS Kicks off New Software

October 19, 1999 ??ì Toronto – Inc. today announced the latest addition to its network of software distribution sites: Kickoff. Located at:, developers can launch the latest version of their software for download off the global TUCOWS network. In conjunction with the kickoff, a weekly editorial and review section will be featured called “Dr. File Finder’s Picks”. This section will contain reviews of several new and interesting programs for users.

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TUCOWS Enters Digital Music Download Space

Music Site Offers Unique Promotion to Remix Ice T’s Single “Check Your Game”

TORONTO, CANADA — October 13, 1999 — TUCOWS (, the leading online software distributor, is entering the Web music space with the launch of TUCOWS Music ( TUCOWS Music, which goes live today, will feature a special promotion from hip-hop singer Ice T, in conjunction with Atomic Pop, and his recently released full-length album, “The 7th deadly SIN.” Fans can re-mix “Check Your Game” using instrumental and a cappela versions available only at TUCOWS Music. Additionally, TUCOWS Music will boast tracks from more than 200 artists, independent and labeled, including pre-releases from Danzig, Palm Pictures artists The Baby Namboos and Supreme Beings of Leisure; new releases from Bob Welch, Dr. Billy Taylor and Bernie Worrell; acclaimed Children’s Storyteller Bill Harley; and Digital Audio Postcards(TM) from Sinead O’Connor, Cowboy Junkies, Loreena McKennitt and Squeeze.

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TUCOWS launches the ultimate download site for children: TUKIDS

October 6, 1999 ??ì Toronto ??ì Inc. today announced the latest addition to its network of software distribution sites, TUKIDS. Located at:, the site contains educational, content-rated software for download. Using the TUCOWS network and distribution capabilities, developers of educational software now have a site with superior download capacities and local worldwide access through affiliate sites.

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