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PRNewswire: TUCOWS Launches Open Shared Registry System for Domain Name Registration

“TUCOWS…has revolutionized the wholesale domain name
registration market with today’s launch of OpenSRS (Open Shared
Registration System at http://www.opensrs.com). Internet Service
Providers, web hosting firms and value added resellers can use
OpenSRS to register domain names for their customers for just $13
per registration a year with a further discount for TUCOWS
affiliates. OpenSRS is a combined software and service offering
that enables .com, .net and .org domain name registrations at a
fraction of the cost currently charged by the incumbent, Network
Solutions Inc. and all new competitors.”

“TUCOWS is once again pleased to play a significant part in the
evolving world of Internet Commerce and software services
development,” said Ross W. Rader, Director of eCommerce for
TUCOWS.com. “Offering ISPs a means to provide an inexpensive domain
name registration service to their end users is something that no
other registrar has been willing to do. Not only have we addressed
this need, but we have given OpenSRS participants the opportunity
to leverage standards-based, open source tools to gain access to
pricing previously reserved for a select few, high-volume
registration firms.”

The OpenSRS client software has been released under the GNU
Public License which is the most popular open source license in use
today. This liberal licensing arrangement allows companies to
customize and modify the client software to ensure that it works
within their environment, an opportunity not available with typical
“closed-source” software.


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