Tucows Removes Ads From Its Popular Software Download Site

After nearly 25 years online and with successful business arms spanning domain names (OpenSRS, Hover), mobile phone service (Ting) and fiber Internet (Ting Internet), Tucows removes the yoke from tucows.com/downloads.

TORONTO, May 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSX:TC) is pleased to announce that the seminal software downloads site, tucows.com/downloads, is now completely ad free.

Tucows began as a software downloads site nearly 25 years ago. It has since evolved beyond that early core business and into domain names (wholesale with OpenSRS and retail with Hover), mobile phone service (Ting) and symmetrical gigabit fiber Internet in select towns and cities in the US (Ting Internet).

Where software download sites in general have a reputation for deceptive ads, hidden download buttons, pop-ups, flypaper, toolbars and other such Internet nastiness, Tucows is breaking free. Tucows.com/downloads will continue to operate, offering the nearly 40,000 software titles it hosts to users. Now, though, the yoke of fiscal return has been lifted from off those titular, acronymic two cows.

“We don’t lightly walk away from opportunities or revenue,” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows. “In the end, though, we’d rather have the Tucows name associated with good; with a belief in the power of the Internet to affect positive change. An ad-heavy site that packages browser toolbars along with every download isn’t something we want people to think of when they hear ‘Tucows,’" he continued.

To see the full release, please visit tucows.com/news.

About Tucows
Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting (https://ting.com) delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access with outstanding customer support. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages over thirteen million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 13,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

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