St. Ingbert, 2013-04-16, domaindiscount24.com (dd24) and Google have extended their agreement about the registration of domains through Google Apps. Since August 2012, Google Apps users can purchase a new domain through dd24 during the Google Apps registration process and connect it with their account. As of now, they can also link a domain, which was registered at dd24 before, with their Google Apps account. Using AutoDNS, the domain registered with dd24 is combined with Google Apps, the name server settings are adjusted accordingly. After this setting, the domain will be used exclusively for Google Apps and is not available for displaying a website.
"We are excited about the expansion of the dd24 offering within Google Apps. Existing dd24 customers can now easily and automatically link their domain with Google Apps", says Gunter Bau, dd24 Product Manager, about the extended cooperation with Google. dd24 is a business division of Key-Systems GmbH, which is especially tailored to the needs of retail customers and SMBs. Using domaindiscount24.com, Google Apps customers can particularly use domains with numerous country-specific extensions such as .ES and .DE for Google Apps.
Google Apps includes Google applications for communication and collaboration, which are used with a customized domain name. Among others, these include Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Sites and Google Drive. The user's Google Apps account is connected to his domain, so that, for example, e-mails are sent from the address email@example.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org. The connected domain is automatically configured to be compatible with all Google Apps services.
Via domaindiscount24.com customers can register and administer domains and use additional services such as vServers, web and mail space. The portal's website and web interface are available in nine languages, including English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and French. dd24 is a business division of the international IT company Key-Systems, headquartered in Germany. Key-Systems is part of the Luxembourg KeyDrive S.A. Holding, a company whose registrar members manage more than six million domains for over 300,000 customers worldwide.
Key-Systems is an international IT company that currently manages more than 3 million domains for more than 70,000 retail/corporate customers and 1,800 resellers worldwide. The company with more than 70 employees is the second largest registrar for generic domains such as .COM or .NET in Europe and one of the 15 largest worldwide, in relation to the number of managed gTLD domain names (source: webhosting.info). Key-Systems' headquarters are located in St. Ingbert/Germany. Furthermore, the company runs a subsidiary in the USA. Key-Systems’ business areas include the retail customer portal domaindiscount24.com and the reseller portal RRPproxy.net. Furthermore, the company runs the TIER III SKYWAY DataCenter, the corporate domain portal BrandShelter.com, a service for registry operation (KSregistry) and the domainer software DNWorker. Key-Systems is a member of the KeyDrive S.A. holding that was created in June 2011 through the merge of Key-Systems GmbH and NameDrive S.A. The holding also includes the companies Moniker and SnapNames.