The .KE extension was born as a territorial extension of Kenya, an East African country with more than 39 million population.
Unlike other territorial extensions .ke domains have no restrictions and therefore can be registered without having to reside in Kenya or have an address in the country.
Rates and features
Extension rules .ke
.ke domain life cycle
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.ke domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.co.ke domain registrations are immediate.
To be able to complete .CO.KE domain transfers you'll need your current registrar to give you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key, with it you'll be able to verify your domain's ownership.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars allow to accept transfers manually, contact your current registrar and find out if they offer this service, in this case the transfer will complete the same day.
When the transfer ends, the expiration date doesn't change.
The renewal of .CO.KE domains is different than with other extensions.
It's necessary to request the domain renewal at least 42 days before the domain expiration.
In case the renewal request is done after this date, the correct renewal is not guaranteed.
It's possible to ask for the cancellation of your .CO.KE domain, you'll have to do it opening a ticket (support area). Please note the domain cancellation involves no refund of the domain registration fee.
DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
Domain owner change
Unfortunately it's not possible to make ownership changes in this type of domain names.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .CO.KE don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
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- .ga Gabon 19,95 € / year
- .ae United Arab Emirates 62,95 € / year
- .co.ao Angola 250,95 € / year
- .it.ao Angola 250,95 € / year
- .bi Burundi 65,95 € / year
- .co.bi Burundi 65,95 € / year
- .com.bi Burundi 65,95 € / year
- .edu.bi Burundi 65,95 € / year
- .info.bi Burundi 65,95 € / year
- .mo.bi Burundi 65,95 € / year
- .or.bi Burundi 65,95 € / year
- .org.bi Burundi 65,95 € / year
- .cd Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 70,95 € / year
- .cm Cameroon 108,95 € / year
- .co.cm Cameroon 22,95 € / year
- .com.cm Cameroon 22,95 € / year
- .net.cm Cameroon 22,95 € / year
- .ly Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 179,95 € / year
- .com.ly Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 112,95 € / year
- .ma Morocco 29,95 € / year
- .co.ma Morocco 29,95 € / year
- .mg Madagascar 114,95 € / year
- .co.mg Madagascar 114,95 € / year
- .com.mg Madagascar 114,95 € / year
- .net.mg Madagascar 114,95 € / year
- .org.mg Madagascar 114,95 € / year
- .mu Mauritius 75,95 € / year
- .ng Nigeria 39,95 € / year
- .com.ng Nigeria 9,95 € / year
- .org.ng Nigeria 9,95 € / year
- .re Reunion 9,95 € / year
- .sc Seychelles 79,95 € / year
- .com.sc Seychelles 92,95 € / year
- .net.sc Seychelles 92,95 € / year
- .org.sc Seychelles 92,95 € / year
- .sh Saint Helena 45,95 € / year
- .so Somalia 11,95 € / year
- .com.so Somalia 11,95 € / year
- .net.so Somalia 11,95 € / year
- .st Sao Tome and Principe 46,95 € / year
- .ug Uganda 110,95 € / year
- .com.ug Uganda 110,95 € / year
- .yt Mayotte 9,95 € / year
- .co.za South Africa 16,95 € / year