Can I use my .KE immediately

Once you have chosen and registered it usually takes up to 30 minutes for all the DNS servers across the internet to know about your new domain name. This means that while you might be able to access your domain, your next door neighbour might not if he is using a different DNS server. […]

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If I register a domain, is it mine for life?

When you register a domain it is usually registered for an initial period of either 1 year or upto 5 years. Upon expiry of the initial registration period, you need to renew your domain with your registrar. The domain remains yours as long as it registered and active. […]

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What can I do with a domain name?

There is a lot you can do with a domain name, but first you need to add some services to it. For example if you want to build a website for your business or just for fun, you will need a Web Hosting package to get the website online. Contact any of our registrars to host your […]

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What is a domain name and why should I register one?

This first part of the address after www. that you enter into a web browser (e.g. kenic.or.ke) to find a web page on the internet. It is also the last part after the @ sign in an email address. Domains are useful for business and personal use, for having your own website, online shop and […]

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What is a WhoIs verification request?

This is a request from the registry to a registrant to confirm whether they own a registered domain and if the data provided is accurate. Failure to respond to such requests leads to suspension of a domain. This is done to ensure the accuracy of the .ke WHOIS database. […]

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Importance of WhoIs accuracy?

All domains are required to have correct/accurate WHOIS data of the registrant/owner of the domain. Domains found to have incorrect WHOIS information will be deleted. […]

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How do we protect users from fraudulent domains and phishing attacks?

KeNIC has a zero-tolerance for fraud, domains that are being used for fraudulent activities will be suspended and deleted if the registrant is non-responsive or fails to provide evidence of being a legitimate business licensed to operate. We encourage the public to report any phishing on .ke domains so they are dealt with. […]

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Who are the KeNIC approved arbitrators?

The KeNIC arbitration panel: 1.Gachoka Paul Mwaniki Mwaniki Gachoka & company advocates DESIGN CENTRE, 3RD FLR., TAUSI RD., OFF MUTHITHI RD., WESTLANDS P.O. BOX 13439-00800 NAIROBI Telephone :37448300, 3748315, 3748368 2.Omoke Gilbert Nyamweya NYAMWEYA MAMBOLEO ADVOCATES Finance house, 11th floor, Loita Street P.O. Box 20261-00100 NAIROBI Telephone :020-2224080, 2217006, 2217009  3.Alexandra Muniafu MANIAFU & CO. ADVOCATES The […]

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What are the various payment options?

Below are various options for registrars to top up their account: 1.EFT OR DIRECT DEPOSIT PAYMENTS If you wish to make payment via EFT/RTGS/Cash Deposit or Cheque please use the banking details provided below. Bank: Commercial Bank of Africa Account Name: Kenya Network Information Centre Account Number: 6634930017 Bank Branch: Upperhill Branch Swift Code: CBAFKENX Reference: (Your Registrar Name/Code) […]

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How do I do a domain transfer?

The process of transferring a domain from one registrar to another can be done by: Giving the receiving registrar the “Authorization key” of the domain, which will be used to pull the domain. Click on the “Transfer” button and select the acquiring registrar there. The receiving registrar can place a “Transfer Request” and the current […]

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How much are the domain fees?

The fees charged by Kenic shall be in line with global norms. The aim is that they should support the operations and goals of Kenic whilst being competitive enough to attract registrants who might otherwise choose to use a gTLD instead. Billing Cycle. All domains will be charged annually with invoices being issued three months […]

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Who is “Kenya Network Information Centre” KeNIC?

KeNIC is a not-for-profit organization registered as a “company limited by guarantee” under the company’s Act (CAP 486) of Kenya in December 2002. KENIC is the first Public/Private Sector Initiative, in the Domain Name Space Management arena, in Africa. […]

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Who are the KeNIC Board founder members?

They are currently the founder members of the KENIC initiative and are drawn from Kenyan Internet Community Organizations namely Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) Kenya Information Society (KIS), Kenya Education Network (KENET), Telecommunication Service Providers Association Of Kenya (TESPOK), National Task Force on Electronic Commerce (NTFecom) and Directorate of Government IT Services. They form the […]

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Who is a KeNIC associate member?

A KENIC associate member is any Individual, Organization, or a Company that supports the aims and objectives of KENIC. Any Associate member may sit on the KENIC Board as an observer. […]

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How can one become a KeNIC board member?

The Board of KENIC consists of the nominees of Full Members. Any group, or association which has an interest in Internet issues and can demonstrate that it is representative of a genuine stakeholder group, that is not already represented through another Full Member, is welcome to apply for Full Membership. Such applications are welcome (indeed […]

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What are the objectives of KeNIC?

To act as a trustee for the .KE country-code-top-level-domain (.KE ccTLD) To administer the .KE ccTLD and its Second-Level Domains To maintain and promote the operational stability and utility of the .KE ccTLD To ensure a cost-effective administration of the .KE ccTLD and its sub-domains To provide name service for all .KE, and ensure that […]

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What is a registry?

This is an organization or entity responsible for managing the Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) Name Space as evidenced by their entry in the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) database. KENIC is the .KE Registry operator. […]

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How do I register a domain?

KE domain names are registered through accredited KeNIC registrars. You can register a domain name for up to 5 years and set auto-renewals with your registrar to ensure your domain remains active Licensed Registrars […]

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What documents do I require to register some domains?

Some of the Domain Name extensions require “Supporting Documents” in order for them to be registered. These are: go.ke: This domain requires supporting documents from the Department of Government IT Services (GITS) at the Ministry of Finance. GITS should give an Authority Letter to show that the Entity is a valid Government institution or Agency […]

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What are the various .KE third levels?

The .KE Domain Name Space has been divided into several third-levels namely: .co.ke – for Companies .or.ke – for Not-for-Profit-Making Organisations or NGO’s .ne.ke – for Network Devices .go.ke – for Government Entities. Requires Supporting Documents .ac.ke – for Institutions of Higher Educations. Requires Supporting Documents .sc.ke – for Lower and Middle Institutes of Learning. […]

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How do I become a registrar?

Those organizations interested in becoming Registrars should: Formally apply to KENIC. The formal application letter should be sent by post (or delivered by hand) to KENIC, attention the Chief Executive Officer. Please note that the application letter should also be accompanied by your Company’s Profile detailing your company’s operations, location and abilities. In particular, the […]

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Who is a registrar?

This is an Individual, Company or an Organization that registers a domain on behalf of the actual domain name owner or Registrant. Internet Service Providers (ISP), Web Designers and Solution Providers are the most common form of Registrars. […]

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Can I use my .KE domain immediately?

Once you have chosen and registered it usually takes up to 30 minutes for all the DNS servers across the internet to know about your new domain name. This means that while you might be able to access your domain, your next door neighbour might not if he is using a different DNS server. […]

Read More…

If I register one, is it mine for life?

When you register a domain it is usually registered for an initial period of either 1 year or up to 5 years. Upon expiry of the initial registration period, you need to renew your domain with your registrar. The domain remains yours as long as it registered and active. […]

Read More…

What is a domain and why should I register one

This first part of the address after www. that you enter into a web browser (e.g. kenic.or.ke) to find a web page on the internet. It is also the last part after the @ sign in an email address. Domains are useful for business and personal use, for having your own website, online shop and […]

Read More…

What can I do with a domain name?

There is a lot you can do with a domain name but you first need to add some services to it. For example, if you want to build a website for your business or just for fun, you will first need a Web Hosting package to get the website online. Contact any of our registrars […]

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Who is a registrar?

This is an individual, company or organization that registers a domain on behalf of the actual domain name owner or Registrant. Internet Service Providers (ISP), Web Designers and Solution Providers are considered Registrars. […]

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