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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, and removes the necessity to “reinvent the wheel” for new entrants.

2018 planned projects include:

  • BIND refactoring and new feature development, including 9.13
  • BIND maintenance releases on 9.11 & 9.12 trains
  • DHCP 4.4.0 and maintenance for 4.1-ESV
  • Kea DHCP feature release 1.4, focusing on High Availability and Cassandra support
  • 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.

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

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Thank you!



2018 – Major Sponsors

ICANN – funding Local copy of the root zone feature in BIND

CouponFollow $5,000

New Casinos – UK


2018 Individual Donors

Patreon donors
Steven Arntzen
Thomas Pusateri
Matthew Jacob
Randall Webb
Ben Cotton
Phil Benchoff
The Commerce Company – Thank you for the many years of maintaining and enhancing BIND. When we get the new released, we’ll be able to provide more substantial support, for now, please accept this token of thanks from The Commerce Company.




2017 – Major Sponsors

Alibaba Cloud $5,000

APNIC sponsored NSEC aggressive use feature in BIND 9.12

Comcast Innovation Fund helped underwrite the Kea 1.3 release

ICANN helped sustain F Root operations with a $100,000 data sharing agreement

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

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
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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.”

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: December 13, 2018 at 11:25 am