Key-Systems to operate Registry System for TLD .dm

The DotDM Corporation, the official administrator for the top-level domain (TLD) of the Eastern Caribbean’s Commonwealth of Dominica .dm has partnered with German domain expert Key-Systems to provide a state-of-the-art registry platform. Using KSregistry, Key-Systems’ registration and management platform for registries, the new .dm registry platform will launch in the first quarter of 2012. Registrars interested in accreditation should contact the DotDM Corporation for further details per e-mail at [email protected]

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KSregistry provides the DotDM Corporation with comprehensive tools to facilitate .dm registrations at the registry, registrar and reseller levels. Key-Systems’ CEO Alexander Siffrin is pleased that the KSregistry system will serve as the technical basis for the .dm extension: “With KSregistry, DotDM Corporation has chosen a registry solution tailored to its needs. Key-Systems will provide a stable, state-of-the art infrastructure for the registration and management of .dm domain names.”

“We are pleased at the commitment that Key-Systems has given the DotDM Corporation towards positioning the DM Registry to better serve registrants and registrars in the future. We are excited at the new opportunities that KSregistry affords .dm towards showcasing and maximizing benefit to our nation”, said Jennifer Aird, CEO of the DotDM Corporation.

Taking advantage of the ICANN new gTLD program, companies and organizations can realize their own top-level domain such as .brand or .company. The KSregistry solution offers features and functions necessary for the operation of such a registry. As with .dm, registry requirements can be compiled in a package tailored to meet individual customer needs. This customer-specific solution is expandable to meet the changing needs of the client over time. By using Key-Systems’ own SkyWay DataCenter, fast reaction times and full process control are guaranteed.

Key-Systems has experience in operating registries and providing backend solutions. From 2002 until 2005 the registry for .cd, the top-level domain of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was operated by Key-Systems.

Key-Systems is an international ICANN accredited registrar, which currently administers more than 3 million domains for more than 70,000 retail and corporate customers and 1,800 resellers worldwide. The company with more than 60 employees is the second largest ICANN registrar in Europe and one of the 15 largest in the world (in relation to the number of managed gTLD domain names). Key- Systems’ headquarters are located in St. Ingbert, Germany. The company operates two subsidiaries in the USA and Mexico and owns a majority interest in the Polish registrar

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