African Domains: Kenya (.or.ke)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Kenyan domain type, ie. “or.ke”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.or.ke” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
To register .or.ke domains your future Kenyan domain, click here!
Once the domain is registered
All Kenyan domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Kenyan domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Kenyan domain name registrar.
Gets some use in Kenya
The Kenya country code top-level domain, also known as ccTLD, is .ke. It is administrated by KENIC which was founded through a process know as the 'Local Internet Community' The aim of this process was the create a local non-profit organisation to manage and operate .ke. KENIC views the domain name as a national resource and it is managed for the public and industrial interest. Their aim is to move Kenya forward in the Internet community and had full support from the Government behind it.
One benefit that comes from applying for a .ke domain name is that it is easy to obtain your preferred name. There is an 80% chance of getting a suitable domain, a statistic that beats .com. With a .com ccTLD, the same chance is estimated to around 1 in 70 million. Another benefit is that while not only being a globally recognised Internet Identity, you can also be associated to Kenya. It is important for businesses within Kenya to have a domain name that ties them to the country they are working within, and each domain name space supports a local campaign known by the name of 'Buy Kenya, Build Kenya'.
The ccTLD for Kenya had been divided into the following third-level domains:
- .co.ke: For Company use.
- .or.ke: For Non-profit making Organisations or NGO's. An example of this would be charities.
- .ne.ke: For Network Devices.
- .go.ke & .ac.ke: For use by Government Entities.
- .sc.ke: For use by Lower and Middle Institutes of Learning.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
Second-level domains, under which domains are registered at the third level, are:.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 Education. Requires Supporting Documents.sc.ke - for Lower and Middle Institutes of Learning. Requires Supporting DocumentsDetails of these, and of the unusual delegation mechanism used by the .ke zone, can be found in some ccTLD analysis
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