Learn what a domain name is, why you need one for your business and answers to commonly asked questions about domain name registration in Kenya
What is A domain Name?
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is an address where Internet users can access your website. A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of number. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses. A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination of the various domain name extensions A domain name consists of two parts: a top-level domain (TLD) and a second-level domain (SLD). In the domain name Biashara.co.ke, the TLD is “.co.ke” and the SLD is “Biashara.” The “http” and “www” are not part of the domain name; rather, they are part of the entire web address, called a URL. Some other examples of TLDs include .com. biz, .net and .org.
How is a domain name important to my business?
your business requires to register a domain name to create custom company emails such as firstname.lastname@example.org which are essential for branding and required by Government during tender applications. is aslo essentials for your business website, A domain name is your online address that allow investors,customers,employees and suppliers to find and communicate with you
What kind of Domains are there in KE ?
In Kenya, we have the following KE domain names available for registration.
• domain-name.co.ke – for Kenyan commercial companies
• domain-name.ac.ke – for Kenyan academic institutions
• domain-name.me.ke – for personal use or a blog
• domain-name.sc.ke – for primary and secondary schools
• domain-name.or.ke – for nonprofit making organizations in Kenya
• domain-name.ne.ke – for network entities in Kenya
• domain-name.go.ke – for Government of Kenya entities