KeyDrive S.A. () is an internet solutions holding company located in Luxembourg. Its subsidiaries offer different internet related services. Among the core business areas are domain registration, monetization and aftermarket services. The holding company includes the Key-Systems group (St. Ingbert, Germany), the NameDrive group (Wasserbillig, Luxembourg) as well as Moniker and SnapNames (Florida and Oregon/USA) with more than 160 employees.
With the takeover of Moniker in January 2012 KeyDrive has more than 6 million domains under management. Chairman of the KeyDrive S.A. is Alexander Siffrin, CEO and founder of Key-Systems™.
KeyDrive was created in June 2011 through the merge of Key-Systems GmbH and NameDrive S.A. Founded in 1998 by Alexander Siffrin, Key-Systems has specialized on domain registration and related internet services. The company currently offers a portfolio of over 300 domain extensions. Key-Systems has subsidiaries in the USA and Mexico and holds shares of several internet related companies, among them the Internet consulting experts Thomsen Trampedach, the Polish registrar AZ.pl. The technical registry provider KSregistry GmbH is a fully owned Key-Systems subsidiary. Furthermore, the fully-owned Key-Systems subsidiary SKYWAY DataCenter offers worldwide customers hosting, colocation, vCloud hosting and root/managed severs; it serves also as a technical backbone of the KeyDrive affiliated companies.
NameDrive is one of the largest parking companies. The company has its headquarters in Luxembourg, a technical center in Bucharest, and a US office in Texas. Furthermore NameDrive is connected to a Spanish partner office in Santiago and a Japanese partner and support in Tokyo. NameDrive offers parking solutions with targeted premium landing pages.
With the acquisition of Moniker LLC and SnapNames Inc. in January 2012, the product range and geographical direction of KeyDrive was extended. Moniker is one of the top 10 ICANN accredited registrars for generic top-level domains on the international market. The company has a strong reputation for being a provider of reliable and safe domain registrations, especially in the USA. Together with SnapNames, Moniker opens up the secondary domain market to KeyDrive S.A., bridging the gap in the secondary life cycle of domain names. This includes domain sale (brokerage), domain auctions and the targeted registration immediately after the release of previously registered Internet addresses (backordering).
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