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January 2020・Industry Insight

OpenSRS in its early days

OpenSRS turns 20 this month, and we’re lucky enough to have a number of Tucows lifers on staff who built and shaped the brand when it was just a startup, which was before the term startup had really entered the vernacular. They share a lot of nostalgia for this era; though Tucows has grown to […]

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December 2019・Domain Names, Industry Insight

Hostnet: finding success with new TLDs

Founded in 1999 by two students offering web-design services, Hostnet has grown into one of the largest and most customer-friendly hosting providers in the Netherlands. Today, they offer domain names, website hosting, a website builder, and other business services to a growing number of customers. Since 2000, they’ve used OpenSRS to power domain registrations and […]

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The importance of authentication in SSL

Update: Our latest Digicert Webinar covers the importance of authentication in SSL, and how it’s a key factor in properly marketing and selling certificates:   Browsers have evolved to offer a better user experience and greater attention to security. Perhaps most importantly, they now display a security warning to users when they land on a […]

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What ICANN’s temporary specification means for domain resellers

On May 17, 2018, ICANN issued a  “Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data,” the purpose of which is to provide ICANN’s contracted parties (registrars and registries) a path towards compliance with both ICANN contractual requirements and the GDPR. This involved the introduction of numerous registrar requirements, aimed at resolving points of conflict between ICANN’s Registrar Accreditation […]

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May 2018・Announcements

What you should know about ICANN’s May 25th Legal Action

Update: The German Court has since denied ICANN’s preliminary injunction. If you’re interested in reading the Court Order you can find it, as well as any related documents, here. If you’re one of our reseller partners or someone who follows the domain industry closely, you’re likely aware that on Friday, May 25th, ICANN filed a […]

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February 2018・Announcements, Product Updates

Introducing our new domain pricing structure

On March 19, 2018, we will introduce a new pricing structure for domains. This will involve increases in our list prices and a move to a tiered, four-plan pricing structure that offers resellers greater discounts by rewarding strong performance and growth. Instead of offering a single price point for each TLD, we’ll provide discounted pricing […]

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