What is domain name registration?
A domain name is a unique name that identifies you or your company on the world wide web. A domain name forexample .com is a one-of-a-kind website address that you can purchase for your company through Hosting gigs.
A domain name takes the form, example.com After registering a domain name, you can use it for various purposes. For instance, you can have a website whose address would be www.famitechsolutions.com. You can also get email addresses at this domain. You choose what email addresses you would like. For instance, it can be email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and so on.
Why should I register my dot co.ke domain name?
You may have a domain name in another extension for instance dot .com. If you are transacting business in Uganda, it would be advisable to register your dot co.ke company’s name or brand name to prevent any other person or organization registering it. This registration prevents another entity masquerading on the web as the genuine article and situations whereby you would have to buy the domain name probably for an exorbitant price.
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Second Level Domain
.Ke Second Level Domains
Please take note of the above that will allow registration of domains at the second level examples are:
Understanding the difference between the Top Level and Second Level:
The top level of techweez.com is .com, the top level of kenic.ke is .ke. This means that what comes next is the second level i.e techweez.ke and after that third level techweez.co.ke. This is a universal standard used , if you check on .uk(nominet) their top level is .uk, an example of their second level is nominet.uk and they have their third level an example is nominet.co.uk.
The stages involved are:
Sunrise (Trademark owners only)
Land-rush (Bidding of premium domains)
Cooling-off (Applications assessment)
General availability (Available to anyone to register on a first-come, first-served basis)
Institutions(universities, colleges and schools) will be allowed to submit their applications during the sunrise period accompanied with a copy of their certificate from The Ministry of Education/ TVETA .
Despite the introduction of the SLD, the third level domains will still be available for registration.
All companies/ businesses/ institutions/ organizations and individuals are advised to take note of this and make the necessary arrangements through their registrars to secure their second level domains.