KeNIC, the registry of Kenya’s ccTLD .ke, is launching an online auction for premium Second Level Domains (SLDs).
These SLDs are unique and have a premium value. Successful bidders will win a distinct and valuable .KE identity.
The auction will commence on 1st November 2021 at 7:00 AM UTC and end on 6th December 2021.
Domains will be auctioned under two categories: Bidding and Buy Now option.
Bidding Option: 203 premium domains will be available to bid on throughout the time of the auction. The domains are grouped into two categories: Platinum and Gold. Domains in the bidding option include two letter domains such as ba.ke, hi.ke, and li.ke and generic domains such as africa.ke, bank.ke, and business.ke. Upon closure of the auction process, winners will pay the purchase price to KeNIC and then the domain will be allocated to Lexsynergy as the registrar for the registrant to manage.
Buy Now Option: In this category, 1,000 premium domains will be sold directly on KeNIC’s online platform. These domains will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. This group of domains includes hundreds of generic domains such as athlete.ke, holiday.ke, and restaurant.ke. The registrant will pay the purchase price to KeNIC and then the domain will be allocated to Lexsynergy as the registrar for the registrant to manage.
Auction details including a full list of domains and submission of bids can be found on KeNIC’s auction website HERE.
If you have any questions about the auction process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.