KeyDrive extends registry business by purchasing the OpenRegistry S.A.

The KeyDrive S.A., a holding company providing internet-related services through the domain specialized subsidiaries Key-Systems and Moniker, has acquired the Open Registry S.A.


As a result of the merger, the KSregistry GmbH, a subsidiary of Key-Systems, and the OpenRegistry S.A. together are the Europe-wide market leader for registry backend services in the field of .brand Top Level Domains.

The OpenRegistry S.A., which will be incorporated as another brand in the KeyDrive holding, shall strengthen the registry expertise of KeyDrive and thus create the basis to offer even more customized solutions in the future.

“We are very excited about the new member of our KeyDrive family. By consolidating the registry systems, synergies can be generated and a business area of the holding, which until now has been exclusively provided by KSregistry, can be strengthened”, said Alexander Siffrin, President of the Managing Board of the KeyDrive S.A.

The KSregistry GmbH is the technical backend provider for generally available generic Top Level domains like .saarland, .desi and .cam, as well as for brand TLDs like .bmw, .mini, .spiegel, .dvag, .vermögensberatung and .tui. Among the Top Level Domains operated with the OpenRegistry system are .frl, und .sx.

About KeyDrive S.A.

The KeyDrive S.A. holding located in Luxembourg includes the Key-Systems group and the US-based registrar Moniker. The KeyDrive members offer a wide range of domain extensions, a variety of domain services as well as professional registry services and IT infrastructure services. With the takeover of Moniker in January 2012, KeyDrive has more than 6 million domains under management.

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