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We thank all the organizations and individuals who have helped to make Kea possible. Comcast and the Comcast Innovation Fund provided major support for the development of Kea’s DHCPv4, DHCPv6, and DDNS modules. Mozilla funded initial work on the REST API via a MOSS award.

Kea was initially implemented as a collection of applications within the BIND 10 framework. We thank the founding sponsors of the BIND 10 project: Afilias, IIS.SE, Nominet, SIDN, JPRS, CIRA; and additional sponsors AFNIC, CNNIC, CZ.NIC, DENIC eG, Google, RIPE NCC,, .nz Registry Services, and Technical Center of Internet.