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Cheapest Domain Name Registration in Kenya

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a special address your readers can use to access your website. 

For example, truehost.co.ke is our domain name. Without it, it would be near impossible for you to access our website.

You can’t just give a domain such as example.com to your customers and then sit back and enjoy the profits. You need to own a domain name to successfully market your products or services. 

A domain name is the legal property of the owner, and it can be registered with the .CO.KE, .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, or .INFO domains. 

Before we look at the common types of domain names, you might be wondering if all of these, domain name registration in Kenya, is necessary.

Why do I need a domain name?

There are several benefits to having a domain name in Kenya, including the following:

If you want to promote your business online, you need a domain name. This is the first step in building an Internet presence. Once you have a domain name, you can build your website and start promoting your products and services.

If you are looking for investors, it’s essential to have a domain name so that potential investors can reach your site. If they can’t find it, they will look elsewhere.

A domain name gives people an idea of what your business is about. For example, if the company is selling computers and computer accessories online, the company should register a domain name such as www.computers4u.com instead of www.mybusinessonline-xyx.co.ke.

Think of a domain as the house address. Without the address, visitors will get lost.

So, if you’re trying to sell something online, you need a domain name so that potential customers can find you.

What are the different kinds of domain names? 

Domain names can be divided into three categories of domain extensions: 

  • Generic top-level domains (gTLDs): These domains are the most common and are listed in the table below. They include .com, .net, .org, .biz and others. gTLDs can be registered by anyone in the world.
  • Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs): These domains include the two-letter country codes for each country (for example, .ke for Kenya, .ca for Canadian domains, .uk for UK domains, .cn for Chinese domains, and so on). 
  • Sponsored top-level domains (sTLDs): These are new domain names that are not part of the regular top-level domain system and are commonly sponsored by organizations. Examples include .mobi (for mobile devices), .name (for individuals) and .pro (for professionals). Others include .gov (used by the US government), .edu (used by post-secondary institutions.)

Which one should you choose?

Well, the rules are simple.

Before you register a domain name in Kenya, take a minute and think about your target audience.

Who do you want to attract to your website?

  • If you want a global audience to read your website, go with a .COM domain.
  • If you are targeting only Kenyans, your best bet is a .KE domain.

Now, how about the other domains?

Think about the purpose of your website.

If you are building a non-profit website, for example, you can go with a .ORG domain.

What do you need to register a domain in Kenya?

In order to register a domain name in Kenya, you will need to know the following: 

  • A list of names you would like to use for your domain
  • Valid email address
  • At least Ksh 800 in your MPESA

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How should I choose my domain name?

The best way to choose your domain name in Kenya is to do some research and decide on a keyword that people are likely to search for. 

Remember, the perfect domain name is:

  • Easy to remember
  • Contains keywords 
  • Short. Avoid long domain names
  • Doesn’t include numbers or hyphens

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How to register a domain in Kenya

Registering a domain in Kenya is a fast and easy process. You can register your domain name in Kenya with us by following these simple steps: – 

Head over to https://truehost.co.ke/cloud//cart.php?a=add&domain=register to search for the domain.

How to register a domain in Kenya

Enter your domain name into our Domain Name Picker or type it into the search bar on our website 

How to register a domain in Kenya

Remember to include the extension and then hit SEARCH.

How to register a domain in Kenya

Click on ‘Add to Cart’ next to your chosen domain name and then Checkout.

There are other domain extensions you can explore here.

How to register a domain in Kenya

Complete our secure online checkout process.

How to register a domain in Kenya

Receive an email confirming that we have received your order and money has been debited from your account

With Truehost.co.ke, you can register a .co.ke domain for 1 year at just Kshs 800.00 per year!

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How to change your domain name in Kenya?

You need to know that you cannot change a domain name. There’s no button somewhere where you can click edit next to your website name.

This means that once a domain has been registered, it stays that way until it expires (usually after 1 year.)

What do you do if you misspell or change your mind on a registered domain?

The best way to change your domain name in Kenya is to register a fresh domain. 

If you want to retain the name, use a different extension. If you already have a .com, .net, or .org extension, you can just change it to .co.ke, or .mobi. 

Should I register more than one domain?

It is advisable to register more than one domain name when you are starting a business in Kenya. This helps protect your brand from domain squatters. If you own the .com extension, for example, someone else could register the .org extension and direct traffic away from your site. By registering these extensions as well, you will be able to keep control of all of the traffic coming to your site.

Here are some of the ways you can use a second domain:

  • Create a second website for your blog.
  • Register a second website for your business
  • Register a second website using a different TLD.

How much does a domain name cost in Kenya?

Here is a table showing complete domain prices in Kenya:

Domain NamePriceYears RegisteredRenewalTransfer Price
.co.keKES 7991KES 1000KES  0
.comKES 10001KES 1000KES 1000
.xyzKES 991KES 1000KES 1000
.keKES 29991KES 2999KES 0
.ac.keKES 10001KES 1000KES 0
.sc.keKES 10001KES 1000KES 0
.netKES 10001KES 1000KES 1000
.orgKES 10001KES 1000KES 1000
.bizKES 10001KES 1000KES 1000
.or.keKES 10001KES 1000KES 0
.africaKES 19991KES 1999KES 1999
.go.keKES 10001KES 1000KES 1000
.co.ugKES 44201KES 4420KES 4420
.co.rwKES 10201KES 1020KES 1020
.co.tzKES 19201KES 1920KES 1920
.coKES 25001KES 2500KES 2500
.meKES 25001KES 2500KES 2500
.mobiKES 19991KES 1999KES 1999
.infoKES 4001KES 1000KES 400
.tvKES 30001KES 3000KES 3000
.me.keKES 10001KES 1000KES 0
.proKES 15001KES 1500KES 1500
.usKES 10001KES 1000KES 1000
.inKES 13001KES 1300KES 1300
.caKES 15001KES 1500KES 1500
.soKES 30001
.academyKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.accountantsKES 82691KES 8269KES 8269
.actorKES 36491KES 3649KES 3649
.agencyKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.airforceKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.apartmentsKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.armyKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.associatesKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.attorneyKES 36491KES 3649KES 3649
.auctionKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.bandKES 24941KES 2494KES 2494
.barKES 62741KES 6274KES 6274
.bargainsKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.bidKES 7501KES 750KES 750
.bikeKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.bingoKES 42791KES 4279KES 4279
.blackKES 40691KES 4069KES 4069
.blueKES 17001KES 1700KES 1700
.boutiqueKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.buildersKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.businessKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.cabKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.cafeKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.cameraKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.capitalKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.cardsKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.careKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.careersKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.cashKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.casinoKES 125741KES 12574KES 12574
.cateringKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.ccKES 15491KES 1549KES 1549
.centerKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.chatKES 28091KES 2809KES 2809
.cheapKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.churchKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.cityKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.claimsKES 44891KES 0KES 4489
.cleaningKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.clinicKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.clothingKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.coachKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.collegeKES 60641KES 6064KES 6064
.consultingKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.coffeeKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.communityKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.companyKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.computerKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.condosKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.constructionKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.contractorsKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.coolKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.couponsKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.creditKES 82691KES 8269KES 8269
.creditcardKES 125741KES 12574KES 12574
.cricketKES 7001KES 700KES 700
.cruisesKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.danceKES 24941KES 2494KES 2494
.dateKES 7501KES 750KES 750
.datingKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.dealsKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.degreeKES 41741KES 4174KES 4174
.deliveryKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.democratKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.dentalKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.dentistKES 36491KES 3649KES 3649
.designKES 42791KES 4279KES 4279
.diamondsKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.digitalKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.directKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.directoryKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.discountKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.dogKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.domainsKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.downloadKES 7501KES 750KES 750
.educationKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.emailKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.energyKES 82691KES 8269KES 8269
.engineerKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.engineeringKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.enterprisesKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.equipmentKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.estateKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.eventsKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.exchangeKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.expertKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.exposedKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.expressKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.failKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.faithKES 7501KES 750KES 750
.familyKES 24941KES 2494KES 2494
.fansKES 61691KES 6169KES 6169
.farmKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.feedbackKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.financeKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.financialKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.fishKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.fitnessKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.flightsKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.floristKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.footballKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.forsaleKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.foundationKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.fundKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.furnitureKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.futbolKES 15491KES 1549KES 1549
.fyiKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.galleryKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.giftsKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.givesKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.glassKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.globalKES 61691KES 6169KES 6169
.gmbhKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.goldKES 82691KES 8269KES 8269
.golfKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.graphicsKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.gratisKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.greenKES 61691KES 6169KES 6169
.gripe30191KES 3019KES 3019
     
.storeKES 10001KES 1000KES 1000
.instituteKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.insureKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.internationalKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.investmentsKES 82691KES 8269KES 8269
.jewelryKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.kaufenKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.kimKES 17001KES 1700KES 1700
.kitchenKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.laKES 34391KES 3439KES 3439
.landKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.lawyerKES 36491KES 3649KES 3649
.leaseKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.legalKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.lgbtKES 40691KES 4069KES 4069
.lifeKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.lightingKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.limitedKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.limoKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.liveKES 24941KES 2494KES 2494
.loanKES 7501KES 750KES 750
.loansKES 82691KES 8269KES 8269
.loveKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.ltdKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.maisonKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.managementKES 21791KES 2179KES 2179
.marketKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.marketingKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.mbaKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.mediaKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.memorialKES 44891KES 4489KES 4489
.modaKES 30191KES 3019KES 3019
.cdKES 63201KES 6320KES 6320
.com.cdKES 63201KES 6320KES 6320
.net.cdKES 63201KES 6320KES 6320
.org.cdKES 63201KES 6320KES 6320
.com.sdKES 11201KES 1120KES 1120
.net.sdKES 11201KES 1120KES 1120
.info.sdKES 11201KES 1120KES 1120
.sdKES 15201KES 1520KES 1520
.co.ciKES 18201KES 1820KES 1820
.com.ciKES 19201KES 1920KES 1920
.org.ciKES 19201KES 1920KES 1920
.or.ciKES 18201KES 1820KES 1820
.edu.ciKES 19201KES 1920KES 1920
.net.ciKES 19201KES 1920KES 1920
.int.ciKES 19201KES 1920KES 1920
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