Kenya Domains is specific to Kenya and is commonly used by individuals, businesses, and organizations based in or associated with the country.
LAUNCH OF (.KE)KENYA DOMAINS (SECOND LEVEL DOMAIN)
Second Level Domain is a sub-domain immediately following .KE. Examples are as follows:-
Registering a second-level domain (SLD) typically involves the following steps:
1. Choose a Domain Name: Decide on the name you want for your website or online presence. Keep in mind that it should be unique and not already registered by someone else.
2. Check Availability: Use a domain registrar’s search tool to check if the domain name you want is available. If it’s already taken, you might need to consider alternative names or try different domain extensions (like .com, .net, .org, etc.).
3. Select a Domain Registrar: Choose a reputable domain registrar to register your domain. There are many accredited registrars available, both large companies and smaller, specialized ones.
4. Provide Contact Information: When you register a domain, you’ll need to provide contact information, including your name, address, email address, and phone number. This information is typically publicly accessible via a WHOIS lookup.
5. Choose a Registration Period: Decide how long you want to register the domain for. Domain registrations are usually available in increments of one year, but some registrars offer multi-year registrations.
6. Configure DNS Settings (Optional): You can specify the DNS (Domain Name System) servers for your domain. This is where you can set up things like custom nameservers, MX records for email, and other DNS-related configurations.
7. Privacy Protection (Optional): Some registrars offer a service called WHOIS privacy protection or domain privacy. This hides your personal contact information from public WHOIS lookups, replacing it with the registrar’s contact information.
8.Review and Confirm: Before finalizing the registration, review all the information you provided and double-check the spelling of the domain name. Ensure that all the details are accurate.
9. Payment: Provide payment information and complete the registration process. Keep a record of your payment confirmation and registration details for your records.
10. Verification (if required): In some cases, especially for certain country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs), additional verification steps might be required. This could involve providing additional documentation to prove your eligibility to register that specific domain extension.
11. Domain Management: After registration, you can manage your domain through the registrar’s control panel. This is where you can update contact information, configure DNS settings, renew the domain, and make any other necessary changes.
Remember to keep track of your domain’s expiration date and renew it before it expires to prevent it from becoming available for others to register.
The registration process for second level domain will be rolled out in the below phases: –
- Phase 1: Sunrise period shall be Ninety (90) days from the date of launch
- Phase 2: Grandfathering period.
- Phase 3: Land rush period shall be Thirty (30) days
- Phase 4: Cooling-Off period shall be Thirty (30) days.
- Phase 5: General availability.
All companies/ businesses/ institutions/ organizations and individuals are advised to take note of this and make the necessary arrangements through their registrars to secure their second level domains.
The approved recommended retail price (RRP) is listed as below in the Second Level Domain registration phases: –
1. Sunrise KES 10,000
2. Grandfathering KES 10,000
3. Land-rush KES 9,000
4. General Availability KES 8,000
Why .KE domains?
.ke domains are short and are memorable.
Proudly Kenyan domain.
Make your mark with a Kenya Domain today!