Currently, the Key-Systems GmbH, operator of domaindiscount24, is already active as a sponsor in the fields of culture and sports. The company promotes the Dutch a cappella band intrmzzo and the Saarland Football Association Saarland Steelers. 'We are looking forward to supporting innovative open-source projects and the philosophy of realizing something together for the network community in the course of the next year', states Alexander Siffrin, CEO of the Key-Systems GmbH. The company offers the sponsorship of domains and hosting through the retail portal domaindiscount24 to open-source projects.
Key-Systems itself actively uses open-source software such as Apache, OTRS, Sugar, Redmine, Thunderbird, OpenOffice and Mozilla. The label open-source is used for software, whose source code is publicly available. Therefore it can be copied, modified, improved or distributed, there are no license costs for duplication. Thus, the users – individuals or companies – are independent of certain producers. For developing an open-source program a variety of people and companies usually work together, so that not only the workload is shared, but each developer also can benefit from the ideas of the other.
As an international registrar, Key-Systems addresses its six divisions to consumers, businesses, and resellers. With its retail service domaindiscount24 (dd24), Key-Systems provides fast and secure domain registration and management, as well as the use of extensive additional services such as web and mail space, VPS or SSL certificates.