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Premium Domain Names Auction Process

Premium Domain Names Auction Process

KeNIC is currently running a Second Level Domains auction, which started on 01 November 2021 to 06 December 2021.

The auction platform has two (2) selling options: – The Buy Now and Bid Option.

The 2 selling options have different procedures before one secures their domain(s).
Each procedure is explained in details below.

  1. a) THE BID OPTION PROCEDURE

For a client to be able to access this option, they are supposed to deposit some funds which will later be used as an inclusive fund if they emerge as the winner. Below are steps to be followed by the client on this procedure:

Step 1: Visit https://auction.kenic.or.ke/ on your browser

Step 2: Create your Account by signing Up

Step 3: Receive 2 Step Verification Code (2FA) notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 4: Sign into your account

Step 5: Receive successful sign in notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 6: Deposit USD 200 minimum Registration fee into your account through Afripay

Step 7: Receive successful deposit notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 8: Select the domain name(s) you want to bid for from the Premium list on the platform

Step 9: Start biding with USD 1,300.00 or amount above USD 1,300.00

Step 10: Receive successful bid notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 11: Receive notification on Status of your bid in case there is another bid higher than your initial bid

Step 12: Place a higher bid by adding USD 10.00 on top of the higher bid that exceeded your initial one

Step 13: Receive successful bid top up notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 14: Receive WINNER notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke in case you are the highest bidder.

Step 15: Pay the highest winning amount to Afripay account (inclusive of minimum USD 200.00 registration fee) and exclusive of USD 25.00 SLD registration price

Step 16: Select a Registrar of your choice from the Registrar list provided on the platform that you want to host your domain with.

Step 17: Share the Registrar name through support.auction@kenic.or.ke indicating your wish to transfer the domain to the Registrar

Step 18: KeNIC admin will share an EPP Code and initiate the transfer

Step 19: Receive successful transfer notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 20: Have your active domain within 72 hours

  1. b) SLD BUY NOW PROCEDURE

 Unlike the Bid Option, clients here aren’t supposed to pay before they can access this option. Below are steps followed by the client on this procedure:

Step 1: Visit https://auction.kenic.or.ke/ on your browser

Step 2: Create your Account by signing up

Step 3: Receive 2 Step Verification Code (2FA) notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 4: Sign in to your account

Step 5: Receive successful sign in notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 6: Select your preferred domain name(s)

Step 7: Provide your accurate details (WHOIS details)

Step 8: Receive payment details notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 9: Pay USD 30.00 immediately into the KeNIC account through IPay, Mpesa, EFT / Direct Deposit Payment, or Credit Card

Step 10: Receive successful payment notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 11: Receive successful Registration notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 12: Select a Registrar of your choice from the Registrar list provided on the platform that you want to host your domain with.

Step 13: Share the Registrar name through support.auction@kenic.or.ke indicating your wish to transfer the domain to the Registrar

Step 14: KeNIC admin will share an EPP Code and initiate the transfer

Step 15: Receive successful transfer notification on your email or phone from KeNIC through support.auction@kenic.or.ke

Step 16: Have your active domain within 72 hours.

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