Second Level domains
Second Level Domain
.Ke Second Level Domains
We are pleased to announce the launch of the .Ke second level domain(SLD ) with the launch date set for 23rd July 2017 (sunrise period)
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.