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EPDP 2a: Small Changes? Big Impacts.

Like many things in life, the domain industry is something that seems simple at first glance but reveals itself to be really complicated when you do a little digging. There are stringent ICANN policies dictating how domain registrars and registries need to operate, and a lot of thought, discussion, and legal review goes into making […]

.ORG pushes for positive change

There’s a lot of good that comes out of the .ORG namespace. Most obviously, .ORG is the online home for thousands of nonprofits and mission-based organizations around the globe. But more than that, the Public Interest Registry (PIR), which operates the .ORG TLD, takes an active role in advancing worthy causes and building a better […]

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 […]

The online shop checklist: help your new clients launch their business

You know what it takes to be successful in e-commerce. But do your customers? Whether you work in website design, development, hosting, or business services, it’s important to take a step back and consider a new shop owner’s perspective. Let’s discuss how to best serve your small-biz customers and win their business again and again. […]

ICANN70 recap

Welcome back from Cancun; I hope everyone is rested following travel to and from the recent ICANN70 conference… Wouldn’t that be nice? We didn’t get to travel to Cancun this year, and I don’t expect to be able to travel for ICANN71 or 72 either, but we still had a successful conference with lots of […]

How to upsell your customers online

From our partners at .biz domains. Want to boost your company’s revenue? Master the art of upselling—that is, convincing customers to purchase pricier items or additional products they hadn’t previously intended on buying. Apart from having a positive impact on your bottom line, upselling can also help strengthen relationships with clients and improve their perception […]

Tucows votes in support of the Nominet public benefit initiative

As the world’s largest wholesale registrar and a global supplier of domain names, Tucows regularly engages in policy work within our industry. The Open Internet is an agent for positive change, and we believe in the importance of stable Internet infrastructure and the value it brings to the domain name system — across both generic […]

.ART: 100K users and counting

Since its launch in 2017, .ART has seen steady growth and strong demand. We aren’t surprised; it’s a short, meaningful TLD and a clear choice for the many artists, art industry professionals, institutions, performers, and other creatives that need to showcase their work online. But it’s been neat to see who else has adopted this […]

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 […]

Increase domain sales with branded links integration

What is a branded link? While brands are the most important assets for modern companies, links are the foundation of the web. Every time someone clicks, taps, or swipes, there is a link. A link is a bridge between the message and the content, the most relevant call-to-action of online communications. When brands meet links, […]

SSL certificate validity periods reduced to 1 year

Back in February of this year, Apple announced that as of September 1, 2020, its Safari browser will no longer trust newly registered SSL certificates with validity periods of two years. Two-year certificates registered up until August 31, 2020, will be trusted, but those registered on or after September 1, 2020, will not. To prevent […]

A great domain for freelancers and entrepreneurs? Try .ME

Today, personal websites function as a calling card that can help your customers showcase an online portfolio, house their resume or blog, and find creative ways to establish their personal brand. .ME is a great option for entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and professionals looking to do any of the above. And as more and more of these […]

Bandzoogle: website builder for musicians

The Enom team has enough musically inclined members to form at least two in-house rock bands, so we’re geeking out pretty hard about highlighting Bandzoogle on our blog. The Montreal-based SaaS company calls itself the easiest all-in-one professional website platform for musicians and bands. They target a unique vertical, one that their team is hugely […]

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Avoiding COVID-19 cyberattacks with security best-practices

Most of us that work in Tech are familiar with security best-practices, but for many people, including your customers, being thrust into working remotely and conducting more daily activity online can bring with it security risks. Now is a great time to support your customers with tips on how to stay secure online and avoid […]

Tucows approaches to COVID related domain registration

From an early point in the current global crisis, it was clear to Tucows (Enom’s parent company) that we were going to need to do something new and different in how we responded to COVID-19 related domain registrations. Many of these domains are registered for good, helpful purposes, such as community organization, dissemination of healthcare […]

Enom’s response to COVID-19

The health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees are of the highest priority to Enom. With the heightened concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and the unpredictable nature of the virus, we have taken precautionary steps to reduce its potential impact across our offices globally. We want to assure you […]

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Privacy and lawful access to personal data at Tucows

Tucows provides reasonable, lawful access to non-public registration data; this means constantly working to balance the privacy rights of registrants against the rights of third parties, most of which, in our experience, are related to intellectual property rights (90% of all requests). In addition to the usual statistics, this update also includes a deep dive […]

Tucows celebrates 20 Years in the domain industry

As of this month, our parent company, Tucows, has officially been in the domains business for 20 years. They introduced OpenSRS (Enom’s then-rival, now-sister company) in 2000, not long after Enom was born. Tucows lifers share a lot of nostalgia for this era; though Tucows has grown to become the largest wholesale registrar and ventured […]