Tucows is an internet services company that provides back office solutions and wholesale internet services to a global network of more than 6,000 web hosting companies, internet service providers (ISPs) and other service providers worldwide.

The original software download site,, earned its name early on for being the first to provide software on a "freeware" or "shareware" basis.

We currently host more than 40,000 software titles (all tested, rated and reviewed by our own editorial staff of software experts.) through our international network of partner sites. These sites provide users with fast, local and safe virus and spyware free downloads.

As the largest ICANN accredited wholesale domain registrar, Tucows offers a suite of complementary internet services including: domain name registration and management, digital certificates, email services and website publishing tools. Tucows back office solutions, including the Platypus Billing System and customer relationship management solutions, enable service providers to automate and enhance their service offerings.