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Ken Schafer Joins Tucows

_This is a slightly awkward but, given my role as Publisher and Contributing Editor of One Degree and “background in the industry”: it does seem appropriate that One Degree break this story. Pardon me going all Michael Bolton and talking in the third person._
“Dave Woroch”:, VP Sales & Marketing for “Tucows Inc.”: today announced via an e-mail to all Tucows staff that industry veteran and Publisher of One Degree Ken Schafer is joining Tucows as Vice President Marketing effective April 3rd.
Tucows provides “Internet services”: and “download libraries”: through a global distribution network of 6,000 service providers. This distribution network primarily consists of web hosting companies, ISP (Internet Service Providers) and other Internet related service companies. These companies use Tucows’ provisioned services to offer solutions to their customers: enterprises, small and medium businesses and consumers. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN(the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and earns most of its revenue from domain name registration services plus hosted email, spam and virus protection, “Blogware”:, website building tools, the Platypus Billing System and digital certificates.
While Ken will be winding down his eight-year-old Internet consulting practice at the end of this month, One Degree will _(okay, should)_ be unaffected by Ken’s new role at Tucows.


  1. Mitch Joel
    Mitch Joel March 24, 2006

    Hey Ken,
    Great news. I wish you continued success. I hope that last line of the your post is true… don’t let this affect One Degree!

  2. tim
    tim March 24, 2006

    Congrats Ken!

  3. Bill Sweetman
    Bill Sweetman March 24, 2006

    Wonderful news, Ken. They are lucky to have you.
    I think Tucows should sponsor One Degree as part of the deal! A signing bonus, so to speak!

  4. enoss
    enoss March 24, 2006

    I think he should keep it going as well. I think I will say something to his new boss.
    congrats ken (or maybe more appropriately congrats tucows)!

  5. Chris Carder
    Chris Carder March 25, 2006

    Congratulations, Ken! And we’re very pleased to see you will be sticking with onedegree.
    – chris, thindata

  6. Jen Evans
    Jen Evans March 25, 2006

    Congrats Ken, Elliot and Dave, and Tucows! Great news.

  7. Kate Trgovac
    Kate Trgovac March 25, 2006

    Congrats, Ken! That’s great news!
    Cheers .. Kate

  8. Adam Hayden
    Adam Hayden March 26, 2006

    Congratulations Ken!
    … I trust you’ll still be able to teach!!

  9. Ken Schafer
    Ken Schafer March 26, 2006

    Yes, I do plan to continue teaching the E-marketing Certificate course for the CMA. Thanks for asking!

  10. Bruce Powell
    Bruce Powell March 26, 2006

    Great news Ken. Sounds perfect for you. Congrats! Bruce

  11. Erik
    Erik March 27, 2006

    Congrats Ken.
    Hope you can bring Tucows to where they should belong already a long time ago. Flying high in the sky !!!!

  12. Ryan - RFD
    Ryan - RFD March 27, 2006

    Congrats Ken! Now you’ll be just down the street!

  13. Roger Garcia
    Roger Garcia March 27, 2006

    Congratulations Ken and kudos to Tucows!
    Tucows has gone a long way since its inception, but it is now time to take the next step and I can see they are going in the right direction!

  14. Stefan Eyram
    Stefan Eyram March 27, 2006

    That is great news. Congrats to Ken and Tucows. It seems to be a great match.
    Now I challenge all the OneDegree contributors to step up and help ensure Ken CAN keep OneDegree running and growing.

  15. Katherine Came
    Katherine Came March 27, 2006

    Congratulations, Ken! A great opportunity for both you and for Tucows.
    P.S. Back from Australia to great news from CMA. Thanks so much for the course! Loved it.

  16. Mark Rousseau
    Mark Rousseau March 27, 2006

    Ken, Wow….all that talent, now only available to one company … all the best, Tucows is very lucky to have you.

  17. Gabriele Janes
    Gabriele Janes March 29, 2006

    Congratulations Tucows and Ken!
    Over the last three years you’ve certainly demonstrated your talent, experience and excellent communication skills as the lead instructor and course developer in our E-Marketing Certificate course. It’s a pleasure working with you – I’m sure your new colleagues will agree.

  18. BillyWarhol
    BillyWarhol March 29, 2006

    Always exciting to start a new job with a cool company!
    U already sold me on Blogware!!
    Congrats Ken on yer first Sale!!
    Cheers!! Billy ;))

  19. Frank Michlick
    Frank Michlick March 29, 2006

    Welcome on board Ken, looking forward to working with you. Finally I’ll meet you in person after reading your blog(s) for a while.

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