Has #Tucows decommissioned the #domain Ruble.com?

Russia’s national currency, the Ruble, has been on a steep fall compared to major currencies. Currently trading at 124 to the US dollar, the Ruble’s worth is the direct product of steep economic measures against Russia, caused by its unprovoked invasion on Ukraine. Since our article on Ruble.com, a domain owned and operated by Tucows […]

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Ruble.com: A Tucows #domain asset in decline

Ruble, the Russian Federation’s national currency, existed since the 14th century but became a circulating coin in 1704. It was replaced by the Soviet ruble (Code SUR, 1917 – 1991) which was then replaced by the modern ruble (RUR) in 1993. In 1998, the ruble was swapped for a newer version, in an 1:1000 exchange […]

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Tucows CEO on the Russian invasion of #Ukraine

Elliot Noss, CEO of internet services company Tucows, shared a letter sent to the bankers, lawyers, and accounting/auditing firms that the company has business ties with. The letter addresses the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and was shared over a series of tweets. Here’s the unified text: We are writing today because of the Russian […]

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RIP #Tucows Downloads : Tucows pulls shareware archive off its servers

Tucows announced the retiring of its Tucows Downloads, a huge archive of mostly shareware and other sofware going back to 1993, the early years of the commercial internet. The Tucows acronym stood for “The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software.” There is no doubt that the original role of Tucows is not in alignment with the […]

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Got #domain talent? #Tucows is hiring

If you’re on the lookout for a job position in the domain industry, Tucows is hiring. The acquisition of eNom by the Canadian domain registrar has restructured the company, creating several new positions. Tucows is hiring personnel at several locations, both in Toronto, Canada and in the US. Primary categories include Customer Experience, Engineering, Field […]

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Shut for fraud : List of domains at Tucows that got on the black list

Engaging in unlawful activities, such as spamming, phishing and other crime, can get your domains banned and blocked. Despite what some people seem to think, one cannot register a domain name and break the law with it. Per ICANN regulations, Domain registrars are obligated to handle such unlawful activity reports, and respond by freezing the […]

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Two national holidays and a wedding : Where’s the domain, eNom & Tucows?

WTF? It seems that eNom and Tucows are “jerking” around in the middle of a long weekend, that includes a Canadian 150th anniversary and the July 4th national holiday in the US. Domain investor, Francois Carrillo, is having a serious issue with one of his premium domains at eNom, and no response from eNom – […]

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NameCheap : No love for Tucows?

NameCheap is apparently going on its own as an ICANN-accredited registrar, and not following eNom in the lap of Tucows. The latter, acquired eNom from Rightside, and NameCheap was an eNom (super) reseller for many years; the ICANN accreditation came in 2013. Now, domains registered at NameCheap don’t display eNom as the registrar, but NameCheap […]

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ThreeCows : Domain rebranding for Tucows after eNom acquisition

Hours after acquiring eNom for a reported $83.5 million dollars in hard cash, Tucows is rebranding. “Going from Tucows to Threecows, was an anticipated domain rebranding, and adding eNom strengthens our brand tremendously,” said Ricky Lake, social media manager for Tucows. “Everyone is having a cow today, and we’re definitely going to milk it, until […]

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Tucows to take down entire software library in protest of SOPA

Tucows is mostly known these days for its Registrar business but since the mid-90s it has also created one of the biggest repositories of shareware software. In protest of the SOPA bill currently under discussion, Tucows will take down this monumental web site for a full day. “The proposed SOPA (and equally odious “Protect IP […]

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