Key-Systems Internet Solutions

The Domain-Experts

New partner

BIP Investment Partners acquires a minority interest in Key-Systems

Zweibrücken, 2009-04-22, BIP Investment Partners (« BIP ») a public investor listed in the Luxemburg stock exchange has acquired a minority interest in Key-Systems GmbH. The German company, a globally recognized player in the internet industry and among Europe’s leading Internet Service Provider in the area of domain names has over 2.5 million domains under management.

Founded in 1998, Key-Systems enables domain name registrars and end customers to register a broad spectrum of top level domains through its fully automated meta registry, RRPproxy and its retail platform domaindiscount24.com . Key-Systems is a profitable company and has persistently recorded double digit growth. The company is partner of the world’s leading domain name registrars, institutions (including the banking sector) and international companies.

« By opening our capital to BIP, Key-Systems secures the financial means necessary to an even broader presence on the international markets and to roll-out new products and services. In particular our new hosting platform HOMER and our new corporate domain management service BrandShelter including services for international companies and regions to register “their own TLD”  will benefit from the investment», said Alexander Siffrin, founder and CEO of the company.

« We invest in an impressive team », said Michael Riedl, Investment Manager at BIP. « The founders took a truly visionary approach towards industrializing domain name registration and related services. The entry of a professional investor is an important milestone in the development of Key-Systems. BIP will support Key-Systems in its rapid expansion and foster synergies with its other portfolio companies”.

Founded in 1998, Key-Systems enables domain name registrars and end customers to register a broad spectrum of top level domains through its fully automated meta registry, RRPproxy and its retail platform domaindiscount24.com . Key-Systems is a profitable company and has persistently recorded double digit growth. The company is partner of the world’s leading domain name registrars, institutions (including the banking sector) and international companies.

« By opening our capital to BIP, Key-Systems secures the financial means necessary to an even broader presence on the international markets and to roll-out new products and services. In particular our new hosting platform HOMER and our new corporate domain management service BrandShelter including services for international companies and regions to register “their own TLD”  will benefit from the investment», said Alexander Siffrin, founder and CEO of the company.

« We invest in an impressive team », said Michael Riedl, Investment Manager at BIP. « The founders took a truly visionary approach towards industrializing domain name registration and related services. The entry of a professional investor is an important milestone in the development of Key-Systems. BIP will support Key-Systems in its rapid expansion and foster synergies with its other portfolio companies”.

Founded in 1998, Key-Systems enables domain name registrars and end customers to register a broad spectrum of top level domains through its fully automated meta registry, RRPproxy and its retail platform domaindiscount24.com . Key-Systems is a profitable company and has persistently recorded double digit growth. The company is partner of the world’s leading domain name registrars, institutions (including the banking sector) and international companies.

« By opening our capital to BIP, Key-Systems secures the financial means necessary to an even broader presence on the international markets and to roll-out new products and services. In particular our new hosting platform HOMER and our new corporate domain management service BrandShelter including services for international companies and regions to register “their own TLD”  will benefit from the investment», said Alexander Siffrin, founder and CEO of the company.

« We invest in an impressive team », said Michael Riedl, Investment Manager at BIP. « The founders took a truly visionary approach towards industrializing domain name registration and related services. The entry of a professional investor is an important milestone in the development of Key-Systems. BIP will support Key-Systems in its rapid expansion and foster synergies with its other portfolio companies”.

About Key-Systems

Key-Systems GmbH located in Zweibrücken, Germany, was founded by Alexander Siffrin in 1998. The company has grown from an academic sideline to a successful international ICANN accredited registrar for internet addresses. Areas such as a fully automated reseller-system and web hosting completed the success story. Today with more than 2.5 million domains under its management, the company has reached a leading market position, selling domain names, web hosting and DNS services to customers all over the world. The latest product BrandShelter.com offers companies and institutions special services related to domain administration including services to get their own top-level domain (TLD) as this opportunity unfolds in the near future. As of May 2009, Key-Systems also has a US branch: Key-Systems USA, Inc. is located in Leesburg, Virginia.