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Status Of Existing Second Level Domains

The Kenic Board shall commission new third level domains based on the following guidelines;

  1. Commissioning of other new domains would ordinarily be considered to take account of social, cultural or other circumstances which are particularly Kenyan.
  2. Commissioning of new Third Level Domains should enhance the overall Kenyan domain name space.

Status Of Existing Second Level Domains

The following current second level domains will be maintained.

  • .co.ke
  • .go.ke
  • .ac.ke
  • .or.ke
  • .ne.ke
  • .sc.ke
  • .info.ke
  • .mobi.ke
  • .me.ke

The policies governing the registration of domains under each of these categories are as follows:

  1. .CO.KE - Any registrant may register any name under this second level domain in accordance with the Dispute Resolution Policy.
  2. GO.KE - Names under this second level domain shall only be registered on production of a letter of authorization from the Director of Government IT Services, in the Ministry of Finance.
  3. .AC.KE - Names under this second level domain shall be registered to educational and training institutions and only on production of proof that the owner of the name is a registered academic institution.
  4. .OR.KE - Names under this second level domain shall be registered to non-profit institutions.
  5. .NE.KE - Names under this second level domain shall be registered to network infrastructure and service providers.
  6. .SC.KE - Names under this second level domain shall be registered to kindergartens, elementary schools, secondary, and high schools and only on production of proof that the owner of the name is a registered School with the Ministry of Education.
  7. .INFO.KE - Names under this second level domain shall be registered on a first come first serve basis, so long as they do not infringe any rights by any other person or entity as detailed in the dispute resolution policy.
  8. .MOBI.KE - Names under this second level domain shall be registered mobile content providers.
  9. .ME.KE - Names under this second level domain shall be registered on a first come first serve basis so long as they do not infringe any rights by any other person or entity as detailed in the dispute resolution policy.