Web Hosting Solutions Provider, Web.com, Tucows, Partner for SMB Services

Ontario, Canada - (The Hosting News) - October 9, 2008 - Web hosting and Internet services company, Web.com, Inc., has joined with Tucows, to offer personalized email and website services, targeted toward the small and medium-sized business sector.

Web.com will provide Tucows’s OpenSRS Personal Names Service, and personalized email and web addresses for those interested in showcasing their name brand for business.

Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows noted, ”As a market leader in providing online services to small and medium-sized businesses, Web.com’s selection of our Personal Names Service underscores the importance of email to customer retention for service providers. Too many service providers are content to let their users get email from Google, Yahoo or Microsoft without realizing the cost to their business. Web.com recognizes that a quality email experience with a great, personalized email address is appealing and important to keep customers happy, retention high and word-of-mouth growing.”

OpenSRS Personal Names is designed for small business owners, sole proprietors or SOHOs looking to showcase and associate their name brand with their company within the email or web address, such as amy@smith.net for their email address and amy.smith.net for the web address.

Jeff Stibel, President of Web.com remarked, ”We are always looking to make the services we offer to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) more effective. This partnership with Tucows enables us to provide SMBs with a customized email address directly related to their own name.”

Tucows is an Internet services company. Through its global network of over 9,000 service providers, its OpenSRS group provides millions of email boxes and manages over eight million domains. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). It holds a portfolio of approximately 150,000 domain names that are available for sale, monetized through advertising and support the wholesale Personal Names Service. The Retail division sells Tucows services to consumers and small business owners through Domain Direct, IYD (It’s Your Domain) and NetIdentity.

Web.com, formerly Interland, Inc., offers do-it-yourself and professional website design, website hosting, ecommerce, web marketing, developer hosting, and e-mail resources, since 1995. Web.com offers proprietary, point-and-click technologies and expert support professionals to ensure simplicity and ease-of-use at every step of the process. Distribution Partners include: Yellow Pages directories, broadband services, telecommunications, retail, and others. Strategic distribution partners include: R.H. Donnelley, Dex Media, EarthLink, British Telecom, Terra Lycos, Thomas Publishing, Ambassador Yellow Pages, Hawaiian Telcom, Encore Software, Office Depot, CompUSA, Amazon.com, and Monster Worldwide. Technology Partners include: Cisco, Compaq, Foundry Networks, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Lycos, Macromedia, Miva, Microsoft, Network Associates, Openwave, PayPal, RealNetworks, Red Hat, Staples, Sun Microsystems, VeriSign, Verizon, VERITAS, Yahoo, and WebTrends.

Web.com has been honored with the following accolades:

  • Deloitte, Technology Fast 50 Winner, 2005 and 2006
  • Excellence in Technology 2005 Awards - Ecommerce, SmallBusinessComputing.com
  • # 12 on Deloitte’s 2004 Technology Fast 500
  • #1 Web Design, Development and Services Company 2005, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Frost and Sullivan Market Leadership Award 2003
  • Who’s Who in Technology 2003 and 2004, Atlanta Business Chronicle

For more information about Tucows, please visit: http://tucowsinc.com.

To learn more about Web.com, please visit: www.web.com.

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