Release Date: 27 October, 2021
Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC) is a not-for profit organization licensed to manage and administer the .KE domain, the Country Code Top-Level Domain dot KE (.ke ccTLD).
KeNIC is launching the second auction for premium Second Level Domain Names (SLD). The Second Level Domain name space allows registrations of one name part before the DOT KE with no specialization e.g. name.ke
We take this opportunity to invite you to KeNIC SLD online auction, which is scheduled to commence on 1st November 2021 and close on 6th December 2021.
Domain names will be auctioned under two categories; Bidding and Buy Now option.
Bidding Option: Two hundred and three (203) premium domain names, which will be auctioned under the Platinum and Gold category. Upon closure of the auction process, winners will pay the bid amount and select any of our accredited Registrars to register the domain name.
Buy now option: In this category, one thousand (1000) premium domain names will be sold on the online platform. These domains will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Upon receipt of payment,the domain will be transferred to a KeNIC Registrar who will offer additional service as required.
Rules and Regulations have been set up to govern the auction and ensure the process is open, fair and transparent. All bidders will get an equal opportunity to get their preferred .KE domain name. There will be no reservation of names during the auction.
All winners will be guaranteed ownership of the names they win. At the end of the auction, successful bidders will select any of our accredited Registrars and proceed to register the .KE domain name.
These Second Level domain names are unique and have a premium value. Successful bidders will win a distinct and valuable .KE identity.
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