Last updated on September 30th, 2020 at 11:43 am
Domain registration in Kenya.
A domain name is very important to any company since it commands the online presence of a company.
To register a domain name in Kenya is very simple and every company requiring online presence can register their domain names.
The initial stage is to come up with a domain name e.g. .or.ke, co.ke, .ac.ke, .go.ke, etc. depending on the nature of your company.
After choosing your domain name, submit the domain name registration request to the registrar with the details like desired domain name contact name, email addresses, and payment information. Once you have submitted this information the registrar will initiate the domain name registration process.
This information is then sent to the registry which adds the domain name to the master server and it notifies all other servers on the internet where your website is stored.
The charges of registering a domain in Kenya varies with a different registrar and therefore there are some of the factors to consider when registering your domain and choosing the registrar
Factors to consider for Domain Name registration and Registrar
The price you pay for your domain can vary greatly between registrars. When comparing prices, take into account the other services included by the registrar, their customer support, testimonies, etc.
Your chosen registrar should be ICANN accredited. ICANN maintains a list of accredited domain registrars. If the domain you have chosen is a reseller of an accredited registrar, they should let you know which registrar they represent.
Take the time to read and understand your domain registration terms. Pay attention to the ownership clause and other terms of condition.
Do not register your domain for more than one year in the beginning. That gives you time to evaluate your registrar before further commitment, as well, allowing you time to evaluate your domain name in case you wish to use a different domain name.
A domain name registration generally takes no more than 48 hours.
• Transfer Policy
You should be able to transfer your domain to another registrar without any restriction other than those enforced by ICANN. Check the registrar for other restrictions and curbs.
• Customer Support
Check if phone, chat, or email support is available.
Does the registrar provide a domain name management panel for you to manage your own domain name? Or do all changes have to go through them?
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