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ICANN Meeting

KeyDrive: Silver Sponsor and Event Host at ICANN Meeting in Prague

St. Ingbert, 2012-06-21, The KeyDrive S.A. Holding, parent company of Key-Systems, NameDrive, Moniker and Snapnames, is silver sponsor of the 44th ICANN Meeting in Prague. The Meeting venue will be the Hilton Prague from June 24 to 29, 2012. The visit is free of charge and open to experts of the internet industry and to all, who share an interest in internet and domain industry. KeyDrive uses the opportunity to present the holding and its product variety to a large audience. Meeting participants are invited to visit the KeyDrive booth (number 4) or to make an appointment with our sales team via e-mail in advance (info@keydrive.lu). Moreover, KeyDrive will host an exclusive evening event to present the holding at Troja Castle in Prague on Monday June 25, 2012.

The meeting, organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is an important get-together of the international internet and domain industry to exchange views on current topics and new developments. In addition to exhibition booths, workshops and open forums about internet-related topics will be offered.

To present the holding and celebrate the latest aquisition duly, KeyDrive organizes an evening event for approximately over 250 invited guests during the ICANN Meeting. Both presentations of the holding leaders as well as a performance by the Dutch a cappella formation Intrmzzo is scheduled. We proudly reveal PIR.ORG and StartingDot as sponsors of the KeyDrive Event.

The KeyDrive S.A. holding, created in June 2011 through the merge of Key-Systems GmbH and NameDrive S.A., will present itself for the first time to the European industry in Prague. KeyDrive includes the Key-Systems group (St. Ingbert, Germany), the NameDrive group (Wasserbillg, Luxembourg)  as well as Moniker and SnapNames (Florida and Oregon/USA). Founded in 1998, Key-Systems has specialized on domain registration and related internet services. Key-Systems offers several internet and domain related services to its customers with its reseller portal RRPproxy, the retail service domaindiscount24 and the corporate domain portal BrandShelter. In addition, the KSregistry GmbH and the SKYWAY DataCenter are wholly owned subsidiaries of Key-Systems. NameDrive, one of the largest parking companies in the world, offers parking solutions with targeted premium landing pages. Since January 2012, Moniker and SnapNames are part of the group. They offer businesses corporations, registrars and registries an end-to-end suite of products and services throughout the domain name life-cycle and open up the secondary domain market to KeyDrive. This includes domain sale, domain auctions and the targeted registration immediately after the release of previously registered Internet addresses. Currently, KeyDrive has more than six million domains under management.

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 two subsidiaries in the USA and Mexico. 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.