TORONTO, December 15, 2008 ??ì Tucows Inc., (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, today announced that Joichi Ito has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company.
??úWe are honoured to have one of the most influential leaders in the global Internet community join our Board,??ù said Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows. ??úMr. Ito brings to Tucows a unique understanding of the Internet???s impact on business and society. We look forward to his strategic guidance and counsel.??ù
“Tucows is a true pioneer in the domain name and Internet services space,” said Joi Ito. “I look forward to participating in my role??as a member of Tucows’ Board of Directors as the Company continues to innovate and grow.”
Mr. Ito is currently the CEO of Creative Commons, a non-profit organization devoted to information sharing initiatives for creative works, Neoteny Co. Ltd, a venture capital firm investing in Internet technologies and services, and Kula Co., Ltd., an internet software company. Mr. Ito is the Chairman of Six Apart Japan, a weblog software company; and serves as Director on numerous Boards including, Technorati, the preeminent search engine for blogs, Digital Garage, and Machinima.com. He also serves on the Board of The Mozilla Foundation. Mr. Ito has founded or co-founded several Internet companies, including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. He has served on the board of ICANN and continues to serve on various Japanese central and local government committees and boards, advising on IT, privacy and computer security related issues. Mr. Ito has been recognized by numerous publications as an influential Internet leader. Most recently, Mr. Ito was named by BusinessWeek as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Web for 2008.
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.
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