Earlier this morning, our parent company, Tucows Inc. released some exciting news: we’ve officially acquired Ascio Technologies, another wholesale domain registrar that, like OpenSRS, is dedicated to supporting a growing reseller network.
OpenSRS and our sister brands, Enom and EPAG, are thrilled to welcome Ascio to the Tucows family. The venture further solidifies Tucows’ position as the leading global wholesale domain registrar and is a natural step in expanding what we believe to be the best reseller-focused domains business in the industry.
The Ascio acquisition not only adds 1.8 million domains under management, but a thriving network of 500 resellers that fits squarely within Tucows’ core customer profile: ISPs, web hosting companies, and website builders. The move to acquire Ascio makes sense precisely because its business is so complementary to OpenSRS’. It will support Tucows’ efforts to scale and leverage synergies, while remaining focused on serving a specific customer base and investing in a platform and services that benefit resellers across all Tucows wholesale brands, OpenSRS included.
Moving forward, it will be business as usual for all brands, Ascio included, as Tucows works to leverage the strengths of all brands to improve the business as a whole. Tucows has always been reseller-focused — it’s in our DNA — and this acquisition, much like that of Enom in 2017, is a testament to Tucows’ continued commitment to, and investment in, its wholesale domains business.