KENIC announced the launch of .ke second level domain in October 2017. It went through all the process of Grandfathering phase, trademark protection, and landrush auction of premium names. The second level enables you to register a domain like li.ke, ca.ke, ma.ke company.ke. bank.ke, or schools.ke.

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Register .ke domains with transworldafrica.co.ke

The KENIC second level .ke domain auction has been ongoing for the better part of December 2017 and will end on 31st December 2017.

The auction that has been on auction.kenic.or.ke saw the domain ni.ke having a bid of about one billion Kenya shilling (Kes 1B), which is about ten million dollars ($10m). It is likely that the Sports apparel giant company Nike is interested with the domain, and there are other domainers who had been looking at owning the domain. It will be interesting to see who will be the final winner of www.ni.ke.

There have been other interesting domain names which have generated a lot of interest like chemours.ke Kes 2m, pay.ke Kes 2m, du.ke Kes 2m, fly.ke Kes 1.9m, alphabet.ke Kes 1.5m, Kes po.ke Kes 1.4m, poker.ke Kes 1.27m, nu.ke Kes 1.26m,

If you still need to snap a second level .ke domain before the auction ends, login to auction.kenic.or.ke. The minimum auction bid is Kes9,000 ($90).

If you already own a domain like company.co.ke and you need to get the equivalent company.ke, you can do so through the grandfathering phase which will end on 21st December 2017. Send us the request through email on domains[at]transworldafrica.com. The cost is Kes10,000 ($100)

Otherwise we look forward to you registerng your favourite .ke domain with transworldafrica.co.ke, which is your reliable domain and web hosting partner in Kenya. The cost of a second level .ke domain through transworldafrica.co.ke will be Kes6,000 ($60).

The general availability of .ke domain, where anybody can register a .ke domain will be 16th January 2018.


We would like to bring to your attention the introduction of second level domain registration in Kenya by the Kenya Network Information Center (KENIC). This means that you can register a domain like transworldafrica.ke instead of transworldafrica.co.ke.

Any existing third level domain owners can register similar names to their third level domains on the second level. This means that you have an opportunity to also register a new domain mycompany.ke to suppliment your existing mycompany.co.ke

Please note the following three faces for the .ke second level domain registration:

Sunrise Period.
This is the period when registered trademark owners can register their domains. If you have a trademark you want registered, contact us to register a .ke domain for you. example of a trademark is Google, so we can register for you google.ke if you are the trademark owner. Act now, and register your trademark on the .ke domain name space. The registration fee in this phase is Ksh10,000

Grandfathering phase
From now to 22nd December 2017.
This Phase will allow for existing third level domain owners to register similar names to their third level domains on the second level. Any existing third level domain owners can register similar names to their third level domains on the second level. This means that you have an opportunity to also register a new domain mycompany.ke to suppliment your existing mycompany.co.ke

The following are the conditions to register a domain in the second level from now through December 2017 (Gradfathering phase).
1. Provide a copy of Business name certificates to show proof of ownership.

Landrash phase
From December 2017.
This is general auction where all the cool names will be auctioned off. Example is ca.keba.ke etc.
If you have names you want to bid, you can sent them to us via email, with the bid price, and we will bid them for you.

General Availability
From January 2018
In this phase going forward, anybody can register the domain of their choice using the normal first come, first served basis.
The registration fee in this phase is Ksh10,000
Act now, and register your name on the .ke domain name space.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us on the address below.

Register now your favorite domain at https://transworldafrica.co.ke

email: domains[at]transworldafrica.com
Tel: +254722402248