Help businesses get .Online
From singing lessons to printing, there’s no shortage of products and services people are searching for online. The convenience these online service providers offer has fundamentally changed consumer behavior. While the pandemic may have familiarized most of us with work and school from home, the popularity of online services like meditation apps and skill share […]
The Creator Economy Needs Domains Now. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Social media and its myriad platforms have created a new world of opportunity for creators. With approximately 50 million people all over the world creating online video content, the “Creator Economy” is a force to be reckoned with. From Instagram influencers to Twitch streamers, and TikTok stars to YouTube content creators, this diverse collection of […]
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill: what domain resellers need to know
India has drafted a new Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, which, once passed, would legislate greater personal data protections for individuals while providing organizations with rules for how to lawfully process personal data. Public comments closed in early 2023, and we expect it to be approved without significant changes from the final draft. Tucows […]
Standing out in the website builder space: an interview with AI-powered Bookmark
The website builder and e-commerce spaces are crowded. Finding success means finding a way to stand out, and there are different approaches you can take to do so. Some do it by going local and offering a really personalized touch, some by meeting the specific needs of a niche customer group, and others by delivering […]
Three reasons for your e-commerce clients to build a brand with .store
The global e-commerce industry has never been bigger. And eMarketer’s global forecast of $5.5 trillion in retail e-commerce sales for 2022 is a testament to this fact. This boost in e-commerce may have started as the COVID-19 pandemic forced buyers and sellers to change their behaviors, but the USA’s International Trade Commission predicts that the […]
Reasonably priced, easy-to-offer TLDs for unique customer niches
New TLDs offer website owners two big benefits: they clearly indicate the purpose of the website to visitors (and Google’s search engine!), and there are still tons of short, memorable domain names available. Website owners can choose from hundreds of TLDs beyond the classic .COM, .NET and .ORG, and while you don’t need to offer […]
Paid vs. free SSL certificates: what’s the difference and which do you need?
Do I need to pay for an SSL certificate, or is a free one good enough? Hosting providers, web developers, and many of our other resellers get this question a lot. And if you’re a website owner, you might be asking it yourself. It’s obviously tempting to opt for the free version — and in […]
Innovating to support small businesses during the Pandemic
In 2020, a huge number of small businesses moved or shifted their focus to online sales. Many of our reseller partners provided a means for businesses to do this fast and effectively, but more than that, they innovated to create new features to help these customers adapt to the virtual-only world. Today, we’re highlighting two […]
Content moderation: how do we make the internet better from here?
Last Friday, NamesCon hosted a fireside chat with our CEO, Elliot Noss, titled “How do we make the Internet better from here?” The discussion included some reminiscing about Tucows’ early days and how the Internet has evolved, but the main focus was online content moderation, something that we’ve been dealing with for years in our […]
Why you should consider .SHOP
The .SHOP domain extension sells itself. There are currently 670,000+ .SHOP registrations worldwide, and more than 51,000 active online shops hosted on this top-level-domain (TLD). Recently, .SHOP saw a surge in registrations, as existing businesses moved online, and people started new ventures in a shifting COVID-19 economy. Here, we’ll take a look at how people […]