Some of the Domain Name extensions require "Supporting Documents" in order for them to be registered. These are:
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.
This 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.
This 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 Registry Services once the Supporting Documents have been received. Only when the Ticket is closed will the domain be published.
.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
Why would anyone want to get a Domain Name?
Technological advancements have over time influenced and changed our means of communication and the way we do business. The Internet has increasingly become an efficient and reliable means of communication and carrying out business transactions. Consequently, Domain Names provide the unique "easy to remember" identity one requires on the Internet for communication.
Domain names give a degree of credibility on the Internet. If you want to do business on the Internet, a domain name is essential.
A major advantage of the Internet is that no one can tell if the web site is run by a large team with offices in several cities around the world, or by one person from their home. A good domain name can effectively put your web site on an equal footing with large companies.
Domain names also improve your promotion chances and therefore your site's visibility. Few search engines will accept any sites without their own domain name.
If one does not require a web site, a domain name can be used to provide for a unique permanent email address.
Why should an organisation or person get a .KE Domain Name?
Domain Names are a unique identity on the Internet, however, a .KE domain name, unlike other generic domain names like .com, provides an identity that is a distinct association to Kenya. Therefore the .KE name space has the added advantage of providing not only a globally recognized Internet Identity, but also an association to one's country.
The .KE name space is a Kenyan Product that supports the "Buy Kenya, Build Kenya" campaign by promoting local content and minimizing capital flight.
The ease of acquiring your easy to remember name at the .COM name space is 1 in 70 million, while there is an 80% chance of getting a similar if not better name at the .KE name space.
Avoid unnecessary re-branding. Your business name is also your Internet Identity!