THE WORLD’S FIRST DOMAIN RECOGNIZED BY BILLIONS OF DESIS 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). KeySystems' 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.
The KSregistry Gmbh, a hundred percent subsidiary of the international Key-Systems GmbH, offers customers the customized, technical operation of their registry. 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 SKYWAY, a hundred percent Key-Systems subsidiary, fast reaction times and full process control are secured.
A portion of all new domain registrations will be donated back to charities that serve South Asian communities. Desi’s want to make a difference and this gives them a way to participate in social change.
Desi Networks, LLC, the organization behind DOT DESI, is committed to providing a secure platform that will: unite the DESI Diaspora worldwide, promote the DESI culture to all who share an interest in it, energize the DESI population to foster education and internet growth and give back to the DESI people through education and philanthropy.
KSRegistry is the Registry Services Provider for .DESI
Until today, if you wanted to connect with desis around the world with content that you control you likely would be doing that on top of legacy and aging top-level domains like .com, .net, .org, and .in. But now you’ve got new options. That’s because the brand new .desi top-level domain is an officially sanctioned open Internet neighborhood just like the other domains, but also a powerful new targeting platform that brings desis together without restriction by geography. Dot desi is a space in which all registrants can confidently identify to the desi markets.
Brands, individual or business, who are either from the desi markets (Indian sub-continent and diaspora) or are looking for effective means to connect with this vast, generally under-served market.
Absolutely, .desi is an open, un-restricted domain and available to anyone. Except during sunrise phase, registration is limited to Trademark Clearinghouse registered entities.
The Landrush period runs from August 25, 2014 through September 26, 2014.
General Availability (GA), where anyone can obtain a .desi domain, will begin on October 6, 2014.
We expect to have a 60-day Sunrise period for trademark holders who have registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). Following Sunrise, there will be a Landrush period targeting Domain Investors.
For both Sunrise and Landrush, auctions will be held to resolve multiple applicants for the same .desi domain.
Yes. We will be setting aside some limited premium names for both “buy it now” pricing as well as domain auctions.