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New cooperation

KSregistry becomes registry provider for .GD

St. Ingbert, 2013-05-07, The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC), an agent of the state Grenada, has delegated the operation of .GD, the ccTLD of Grenada, to the former technical backend provider, KSregistry GmbH. Due to the difficulties with the former .GD zone manager, IANA performed a re-delegation which brought back the .GD zone under the control and the responsibility of the NTRC on May 1, 2013. However, the .GD zone will remain frozen until May 21, 2013, to ensure a maximum of consistency in the zone and to resolve potential discrepancies.

Discrepancies in the registration data may result from the operation of a shadow registry by a third party that had partial control of the .GD zone from March 8 to May 1, 2013. While the .GD zone is frozen, no registrations, modifications, transfers, deletions or renewals can be made until the zone file has been fully reviewed and confirmed as valid and complete. Expired domains which are still in the zone can explicit be set to be either deleted or renewed prior to the reactivation of automated domain deletion function on May 21. Contact and nameserver updates can be done by each registrar for the domain names in its portfolio once the ServerUpdateProhibited status is removed.  The NTRC and the KSregistry GmbH intend to resolve the discrepancies in the registration data with the .GD accredited registrars until May 21, 2013.

'The KSregistry GmbH offers as registry provider a registry solution tailored to the needs and wishes of .GD registrants and resellers', states Alexander Siffrin, CEO of KSregistry GmbH. 'We at the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) have the responsibility for the management of the .GD domain and are happy in our choice of working with KSregistry GmbH as part of our efforts to return stability to, and permanently strengthen our country code top level domain. KSregistry has been very accommodating in assisting Grenada in regaining control of the zone', adds Aldwyn Ferguson, coordinator of the Grenada National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission.

The KSregistry GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of the international domain registrar Key-Systems GmbH, provides a customized registry operation and comprehensive tools to facilitate registrations at registry, registrar and reseller levels. Due to the modular character of KSregistry's services, the customer-specific solution can be expanded and modified according to changing needs at all times. KSregistry is based on a TIER III architecture which guarantees maximum security for all services. By using the data center of SKYWAY, a 100 per cent Key-Systems subsidiary, fast reaction times and full process control are secured.

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: 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 and the reseller portal Furthermore, the company runs the TIER III SKYWAY DataCenter, the corporate domain portal, 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.