NOW you can Register cool names in the .ke namespace like Register here ONLY

KENIC opened up the Second Level Domain today on 19th January 2018. Get lucky. This is your chance to register cool names.

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Register .ke domains only at

For West Africans, and especially Nigerians, you can register names like,,,,,,,,,

What are some of the cool names you can register? Of course most of them will be registered tonight. Which one will you register?







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,,, or

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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 saw the domain 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

There have been other interesting domain names which have generated a lot of interest like Kes 2m, Kes 2m, Kes 2m, Kes 1.9m, Kes 1.5m, Kes Kes 1.4m, Kes 1.27m, Kes 1.26m,

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

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

Otherwise we look forward to you registerng your favourite .ke domain with, which is your reliable domain and web hosting partner in Kenya. The cost of a second level .ke domain through 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 instead of

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 to suppliment your existing

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 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 to suppliment your existing

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 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

email: domains[at]
Tel: +254722402248

Sometimes you find yourselve facing spammers on the server. How do you handle them?

Here are Sendmail, exim cheatsheets. I’ve found useful

1. List domains sending most email

exim -bp | egrep -o "[a-z0-9A-Z\.]+@[a-z0-9A-Z\.]+" | awk -F @ '{if(/'`hostname`'/){print$1}else{print$2}}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head

2.Frozen mails are of no use in exim queue. To remove all the frozen mails:

exim -bpr | grep frozen | awk {'print $3'} | xargs exim -Mrm

2a. This seems to work for me to delete Mail queue

exiqgrep -z -i | xargs exim -Mrm

3. To list the mail queue in sendmail do this:

sendmail -bp

4. To remove mails from

# exiqgrep -i -f | xargs exim -Mrm

5. Change password for an email account

# pwtemp -d setmail

6. Push stuck emails through the mail queue

exim -q -v

7. Open the maillog with a text editor and inspect it, just don’t save it.
You might also need to look at the system logs (/var/log/messages) if a process is failing.

# tail -n40 /var/log/maillog


A good source


My experience with Jumia. When it first launched a few years ago, I thought they had misspelled the Swahili word “jumuia” which means community :), so this guys are clever, they redirected to That is when you know a company is serious on business.

Well, I’ve always considered myself an innovator, even though I hold no patent. Jumia, the online store has been around for a while, taking all advertisement space online. Who uses this service? One Sunday Morning in early July, while relaxing in the village where I was visiting my mum, I decided to try it out.

On my phone, I went to which swiftly redirected to the local shop (Why do users always go to the a .com domain while the world has over 1000 top level domains?) I added a shirt. It looked good. Slim fit at Ksh1999 ($20). Then checked out. The shopping cart had an option of payment on delivery, with delivery cost of Ksh300 ($3).

After confirming my order, I thought of buying a trouser too, and another shirt. I did just that, but the system did not have a way of merging the first and second order. So I added the first shirt on the second order to avoid paying double for delivery, and checked out. Total cost for the three products was Ksh6000 ($60). There was no option to cancel the first order. I wrote to support asking them to cancel the first order. Being on a Sunday, I did not get any reply.

Coming Tuesday, I got a call from Jumia’s two different delivery riders for delivery of my products. Both the first and second order. “But I cancelled the first order?”, I politely notified the first caller.

Well, the second order was delivered to my doorstep on a Wednesday to which I paid the motorcycle delivery guy the whole Ksh6300 (cost of goods and delivery), and excitedly went to fit my new acquisitions. The merchandise came in two packages, they were clearly from two different shops.

Jumia online shopping in Kenya through

I received two packages from Jumia

I loved the first shirt, but the second did not fit (I’ve been growing fat, but I’m still in denial mode), and the trouser did not resemble that which was advertised. It had too much accessories, what we call madoido (effects) in Swahili. The rider had already left. I wrote to Jumia requesting for a return for the non conforming products. I was politely reminded to ensure I have confirmed the conformity of products before payment.

Jumia’s return policy says you must return the goods within 7 days, and they inspect the goods to ensure they are in their original form.

After several days and emails, the returns were picked. After more emails, the refund was effected via MPESA to the mobile number on file, and they did not charge the cost of the courier picking the rejected products.

The MPESA refund message from jumia’s payment partner

KGQ8BIGH2Y Confirmed.You have received Ksh3,898.00 from ECART SERVICES KENYA LIMITED 873250 on 26/7/16 at 7:38 PM New M-PESA balance is Ksh5,265.90. Buy goods with M-PESA.

Well, e-commerce is here with us. And it’s working.

A blog for everyone. Let's go digital

A blog for everyone. Let’s go digital

A domain name like this one is great for a personal blog, personal journal, and advertising your qualifications and resume to the masses. You can refer your employers to your website or showcase your portfolio.

You can also have a brand email address like which you can give your loved ones, or use for personalising your diary, and thoughts.

A domain alone like is Ksh1000/year ($10).

A website with the domain is Ksh1160/year ($11). You will get a website just like this or or

Try contacting any of the .ke domain registrars by clicking on this link.

Lets go digital

See also, The responsive and interactive online Bible,

The Kenya Network Information Center (KENIC) lowered domain registration fees of some domain. I was vexed since they left the and prefixes in the cold, but all the same Transworld computer Channels got recognition from Business daily Africa

Here is the post made to Skunkworks


Well done Kenic.

But you have thought this out from the wrong perspective, and got all priorities wrong. You have subsidized for the rich, and left the poor. Surely, who can afford a domain more? A government institution (, an educational institution (, or an individual You are working against all the principles of Robin Hood

“KENIC Stealing from the poor, giving to the rich”

KENIC, do you know how many people opt to register .com, .org, and .net domains because the price of .ke is NOT within reach? I understand that about 80% of .ke domains come from, and Kenic is not ready to loose that revenue, as it is self sustaining, but if the cost of domains is lowered, you will achieve 100,000 domains within several years, and your revenue stream will still be excellent due to the volumes.

I think KENIC’S, greediness has been its own undoing. Our company has registered hundreds of websites, and only a handful are .ke because the clients, who are usually young .COMS securing their digital space are put off at the obscene local domains pricing, opting for the cheaper gTLD.

Was Kenic’s initial mandate “PROFIT MAKING”, and why are they masquarading with a holy .OR.KE domain name? KENIC’s initial aim was “to institute a local non-profit organization to manage and operate the .KE ccTLD.”

Why have you deviated from it?

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