The .KE Domain

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Since 1993
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Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .ke websites

Global 1,063.
Global 1,075.
Global 1,271.
Global 2,561.

About .ke

What is .ke?

The .ke domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Kenya.
Kenya with its estimated population of 38,610,097, ranks as the 9th most populous country in Africa. These domains with the .ke extension are very popular in Kenya and around its geographical area. You can register your own .ke domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ke ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1993.

Who can register .ke domain?

The .ke domain name can be registered by any organisation and individuals.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ke extension?

A .ke domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Kenya. In Kenya the major language is Swahili. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .ke extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The following are the main criteria that a web name has to be:
A .ke domain name can have alphabets, numbers and hyphen (-) or any of these combinations.
A web name may begin with a digit and end with a digit.
The name cannot begin or end with hyphens. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
Maximum length of a domain can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .ke).
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above restrictions.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ke web name registration duration: 1-10 years registration are acceptable at a time.
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