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.


Change of Kenic Policy

The Kenic policies are subject to change.

In the event of a change to any of the policies, the Kenic board will stipulate the implementation date. However the registrant or owner will be duly informed via electronic mail through the Administrative and Technical contact persons on the domain data.


Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC) is a non-profit-making organization which manages the Domain Name registration service for .KE domains under the authority delegated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

KENIC organizes the space for .KE names via classifications designed to divide the .KE name space in such a way that it facilitates the accommodation of different kinds of institutions and sectors of activity. The registration of domains takes place under one of the .KE sub-domains.

The KENIC policies govern the relations between us, KENIC (registry), the registrar and the customer (the domain-name holder/ owner/ registrant). Submitted applications for domain registration services are approved online, and services are offered by our registrars.

If your .KE domain name registration for a particular domain name previously was provided under arrangement with a previous registry, your continued registration of that domain name and the use of our .KE domain name registration services constitute your assent to the terms of our Agreement. The statement below covers this clearly.

If you submitted an application for our .KE domain name registration services, the Effective Date of the Agreement shall be the date of our acceptance of your application. If you previously received .KE domain name registration services from the previous registry, the Effective Date of the Agreement is 1st March 2003.


Model of Domain Name Management for .Ke Domains

Registration Representation and Warranties
By applying to register a domain name, or by asking us to maintain or renew a domain name registration, you hereby represent and warrant to us that: -

  1. The statements that you made in your Registration Agreement are complete and accurate.
  2. To your knowledge, the registration of the domain name will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party.
  3. You are not registering the domain name for an unlawful purpose.
  4. You will not knowingly use the domain name in violation of any applicable laws or regulations. It is your responsibility to determine whether your domain name registration infringes or violates someone else's rights.