October 6, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Internet services company Tucows (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC - http://tucowsinc.com) and online marketing services provider Web.com (Nasdaq: WWWW - http://www.web.com) have partnered to offer personalized email and website services, it was reported recently.
"As a market leader in providing online services to small and medium-sized businesses, Web.com's selection of our Personal Names Service underscores the importance of email to customer retention for service providers," explained Tucows President and CEO, Elliot Noss. "Too many service providers are content to let their users get email from Google, Yahoo or Microsoft without realizing the cost to their business. Web.com recognizes that a quality email experience with a great, personalized email address is appealing and important to keep customers happy, retention high and word-of-mouth growing."
According to the companies, OpenSRS Personal Names is ideal for small business owners, sole proprietors or SOHOs looking to showcase and associate their name brand with their company within their email or web address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org for their email address and amy.smith.net for their web address.
"We are always looking to make the services we offer to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) more effective," added Web.coms President, Jeff Stibel. "This partnership with Tucows enables us to provide SMBs with a customized email address directly related to their own name."
Tucows has a global network of over 9,000 service providers and its OpenSRS group provides millions of email boxes and manages over eight million domains". The company is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Web.com is a provider of online marketing services for small businesses, offering a full suite of solutions that make it fast, easy and cost-effective to attract and convert new customers on the web. The company offers a full range of web services, including website design and publishing, online marketing and advertising, search engine optimization, lead generation and e-commerce solutions for every stage of the small business lifecycle.