Toronto's Tucows Inc. announced the return of the OpenSRS name for its wholesale reseller services group at HostingCon in Chicago today. Through its network of web hosting companies and Internet service providers, OpenSRS provides web and email addresses for millions of people worldwide.
In 1999, Tucows became the first domain name wholesaler to be accredited by ICANN and chose the name OpenSRS for its domain name service. Today, OpenSRS remains one of the world’s largest wholesale domain registrars, and has expanded its offerings to include hosted email and SSL certificates. Resellers’ sustained loyalty to OpenSRS was one reason behind the decision to re-launch the brand, and key to that loyalty is the company’s reputation as the most reseller-friendly among Internet services wholesalers.
Over the past nine years, OpenSRS has grown steadily each year and today boasts over 9,000 active resellers on six continents.