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.go.ke Domain Registration

.GO.KE DOMAIN

The .GO.KE domain name extension is intended for use by government entities.

Note: The registry may classify some domain names as premium domain names if so classified they will command a higher price. The registry is KeNIC.

The registry reserves some names for its own use and may not mark them as registered. We may only discover this at the time of attempted registration.

Duration

Price

Registration (1 Year)

KSh1,600.00

Registration (2 Years)

KSh3,200.00

Registration (3 Years)

KSh4,800.00

Registration (4 Years)

KSh6,400.00

Registration (5 Years)

KSh8,000.00

Transfer

KSh1,600.00

Register your .go.ke domain

  • Documentations proving that the entity is government-owned.
  • Local Presence should be in kenya. Trustee service can be purchased to satisfy this requirement.

This domain name is purely restricted to entities connected with Kenya, i.e the domain name should be registered to a business or individual with a local presence in Kenya.

The minimum period for registering this domain is 1 year

During general availability i.e, when it is generally available for registration, the registration time frame is 2 days.

After expiry, the domain enters the "grace period" for 5 days and consequently enters the "Autorenew grace period" for 7 days. It has no redemption period.

It is advisable to renew your domain name before expiration.

Domain names must:

  • have a minimum of 3 and maximum of 63 characters
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z), numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash (-)
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.xy- -db.go.ke)
  • not include a space (e.g. www.xy db.go.ke)
  • not include underscore (e.g www.ab_cd.go.ke)

The registry is KeNIC

The maximum period it can be registered for is 5 years.

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