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November 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am - December 2, 2022 @ 12:00 am


KeNIC will run an online Second Level Domains auction starting November 2022. The Second Level Domain name space allows registrations of one name part before the DOT KE with no specialisation e.g. name.ke

A total of 724 names will be auctioned this time which are premium names with high demand compared to third level domains. The reserve prices are follows:

Category Domains Price (USD)
Platinum Domains 93 Domains 3500.00
Gold Domains 72 Domains 1200.00
BUY NOW Domains 559 Domains 100.00







The auction platform will have two (2) selling options: – The Buy Now or Bid Option.

Buy Now Option 

  • Domains from the reserved Premium names will be sold under this category without bids.
  • Buyers will buy domains at USD 100.00
  • The buying price is inclusive of registration price and is payable immediately.
  • After payment, the client will be advised to choose their preferred KeNIC Accredited Registrar from the list of Registrars provided on the platform. The domain will then be transferred to the Registrar who will provide additional services like webhosting etc.
  • Domains will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Bid Option: 

  • The Registry will set a minimum bidding price for platinum domains at USD 3,500 and Gold Domain at USD 1,200.
  • The bidding price is different from the domain Registration price, after winning a bid, the winner will then select a            Registrar and pay the normal SLD Registration Price of USD 25.00
  • The winner will be notified via email and must pay for the domain within 7 working days after the Auction is closed. Failure to which, the domain will be awarded to the second highest bidder who also must pay within 7 working days.
  • Winners must show proof that they have initiated the payment process within 72 hours of being declared winners.
  • Top up prices will be set at USD 50.00 above the set minimum bidding price.

These Second Level domain names are unique and have a premium value.

We take this opportunity to invite you to KeNIC SLD online auction, which is scheduled to commence on November 2022.

Auction Link: https://auction.kenic.or.ke/

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November 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am
December 2, 2022 @ 12:00 am
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