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Internet Systems Consortium is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity

We do not have an endowment, and we are not funded by ‘the government’.

We employ full-time, professional software engineers to maintain the code that you can download for free.

We welcome sponsorships – if you are passionate about Internet security, or privacy, or want to see a new feature implemented, contact us about sponsorship at

  • You need viable, production-quality open source
  • Open Source lowers barriers for participation on the Internet for everyone. It removes the necessity to ‘reinvent the wheel’ for new entrants.

2017 Projects Planned include:

  • BIND refactoring and new feature development
  • BIND maintenance releases on 9.9, 9.10 & 9.11 trains
  • Development of BIND 9.12, including significant refactoring
  • DHCP maintenance releases (4.3.5, 4.1-ESV-R13), and development of DHCP 4.4.0
  • Kea DHCP feature release 1.2 and 1.3
  • Thorough BIND testing in preparation for the DNS root key rollover
  • Refresh hardware and software on F-root nodes
  • Continued work on IETF standards

If you make a donation of $10 or more, you will receive an email from us acknowledging the donation and we will add your name to the list of individual donors on this page.  If you are making a donation because you want us to link to your website please make a donation of at least $1000.  We appreciate all donations, but will not link/will remove links to any site we believe is harmful to visitors, offensive or otherwise abusive.


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If you are using our software and share in our Open Source vision, please consider making a donation today.

If you pay taxes in the United States, your donation to ISC may be deductible from your Federal taxes.

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Annual Reports: 2013, 2014.


2017 – Major Sponsors

Alibaba Cloud $5,000

APNIC sponsored NSEC aggressive use feature in BIND 9.12

craigslist Charitable Fund (CCF)  $75,000

Mozilla Open Source  $100,000 for Kea development $10,000 “SWITCH relies heavily on BIND and we appreciate the
hard work you put into it!”


2017 Donors – $1000 – $4999

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Aftonbladet Rabattkoder  – “As geeks we appreciate your work daily.  Thanks for all your great work.”

2017 Donors – Thank you!

Jay Ford
Aime Munanka
Phil Benchoff

“I’m just glad you folks are keeping this up. I will say, ISC has the most reliable distributions I have ever seen. I never have issues; and with something the size of BIND, that says a lot. You guys rock.”

Rupert Summerskill
Andre Nathan
Antonio Augusto de Cintra Batista
Micah Arthur
Fred Templeton – for Kea!
May Digital
Julien Josset
Cool Bison
Stefan Knoblich
Patrik Kernstock
Mark Beyer
Jan-Henk Gerritsen
The Commerce Company – “Thanks, as always, for keeping DNS safe and reliable.”


2016 Donors – Major Donors


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2016 Donors – $1000+

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2016 Donors – Thank You!

Aaron Hughes

Alan Maitland
Anders Bergman
Andreas Vögele
Anthony Hoffmann
Byron Tuggle
Chen Jonson
Christof Chen
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Dave Taht
David Hoffman
Donald Richards
Drew Rothstein
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Garrett Christopherson
Gavin Montague / John Daniels
Geert Jan de Groot
Gregory Boyce
Hakan Lindqvist B.V.
Ian West
Jan Helge Stokmo
Jay Ford
Jeffrey Reasoner
Jeffrey Robinson
John Folkerts
Jose Paulo Santos
Jozown Consulting
Kamil Mastej
Keith Steward
Kiryll Batushkov
Leo Bicknell
Mark Waring
Martin Seeger

Matthew Paden (for NTP)
Melina Cohen
Micah Brandon
Nashville Marketing
Nick Adams
Richard Doty
Robin Cornelio Thomas
Roy Althaus
Shengyu Wu
Simon Blampied
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Steven Arntzen
Tanase Liviu
The Commerce Company
Tore Stelzner
Trent Hein
U5comCo Ltd
Ulrich Philipp
Volker Janzen
Winfried Pohl IT-Services


THANK YOU for supporting Open Source!

Sponsored Development

ISC is grateful for those organizations who have sponsored development of new open source software and software features.  Some of our sponsored projects have included BIND 10OHGF, the Kea DHCP ServerISC DHCP, and Open Source Routing Forum.  If you or your employer is interested in sponsoring development of a new software system or a new software feature, please contact us via mail to and someone will reply promptly.


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Last modified: November 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm