Requirement for registration of Domain Name in Kenya

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If you want to register a domain name in Kenya, the following are registration requirements:

.KE Domain Names Requirements Kenya

Various .KE Third Levels
.KE is divided into various domain levels which serve different functions

  • .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 Educations.( Requires Supporting Documents)
  • .sc.ke – for Lower and Middle Institutes of Learning. (Requires Supporting Documents)
  • .me.ke – for Personal names
  • .mobi.ke – for Mobile content
  • .info.ke – for Information


Supporting Documents
Some of the Domain Name extensions require “Supporting Documents” in order for them to be registered. These are: 

go.ke

This domain requires supporting documents from the Department of Government IT Services (GITS) at the Ministry of Finance. GITS should give an Authority Letter to show that the Entity is a valid Government institution or Agency and authorized to register the domain name.

Government Information Technology Services
gits @ treasury.go.ke
phane.nyaanga @ ict.go.ke
+254 20 2252299

ac.ke

KENIC will require either a copy of the Certificate of Registration from the relevant Ministry, a copy of the College Charter or a copy of the Act of Parliament that was passed to establish the Institute. The documents MUST bear the name of the Entity. The document should classify the Entity as a Tertiary Institution: Polytechnic, Technical Institute, College or University.

sc.ke

KENIC will require a copy of the Certificate of Registration from the Ministry of Education. The document MUST also bear the name of the Entity. The document should classify the Entity as a Kindergaten, Primary or Secondary School.

All domains that require supporting documents will generate a ticket that will only be closed by the KENIC Registry Services once the Supporting Documents have been received. Only when the Ticket is closed will the domain be published.