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Kenya Domain Name System (DNS) Forum 2023

November 1, 2023 - November 2, 2023

Click to watch recorded video: KeNIC Youtube (Day 1 and Day 2)

Click to Read The November Issue of KeNIC newsletter in recap of the #KenyaDNSForum2023

Click to view Kenya DNS official website: https://dnsforum.ke/


The Kenya Domain Name System Forum is an annual open event for stakeholders in the Domain Name Industry in East Africa and beyond organized by Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC). The first Kenya DNS forum was held in 2021- a virtual event. In 2022, this annual event was themed ‘Cybersecurity’ and saw over 200 local, regional, and international delegates attend a hugely successful forum. Partners included the Communications Authority of Kenya, Huawei, Liquid Technologies, Africa Data Centers, PAIX, and KENET among others. The event was held at Emara Sereni on 4 – 6 October 2022.

The Kenya Domain Name System Forum aims to help the Kenya Registry to grow at a competitive rate and ensure that Kenya is on par with the rest of the world’s Registries. This event will offer opportunities to network with other stakeholders and industry experts and discuss business, technical, and policy aspects of the approaches to establishing and expanding online presence.

This year’s event will be held on 1 – 2 November 2023 with the “Navigating The Future of Cybersecurity & Unleashing The Power of Domains”.

Key Topics to Be Addressed at The Kenya DNS 2023 Will Include:

  • Influencing Governmental Policy on Internet Penetration in East & Rest of Africa
  • Evaluating the risks and opportunities facing the Domain Naming Ecosystem
  • Positioning Kenya and the region for growth
  • Monetizing your online presence
  • Data privacy and protection
  • Strengthening collaboration among stakeholders in the domain name ecosystem in Africa
  • Children’s right
  • Copyrights/Trademarks

Expected Outcomes

  • Provide a launch pad for new developments in the Domain Name Ecosystem in Africa and Globally.
  • Identify strategic action points that will be key to the growth of the domain name ecosystem in Africa
  • Promote the 3R Model for wider adoption and uptake in the region and Africa-wide.
  • Strengthening stakeholder engagement in the Africa Domain Name ecosystem
  • Build awareness and define strategies to tackle issues impeding the growth of the Africa Domain Name ecosystem



November 1, 2023
November 2, 2023
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