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How to Find the Perfect Domain Name in Kenya

Think Creatively

The most obvious domain name will simply be your brand name. Yet, what if it has been taken? Think outside of the box and go crazy with keywords.

Make It Short And Simple

Choose a domain that’s catchy, brandable, and future-proof too. The easier it is to remember, the more likely are visitors to come back.

Check If It’s Available

If you’re buying a domain before creating your brand, make sure that no one is using your chosen domain as part of their business.

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All prices shown reflect the annual registration and renewal rate. Domain registration and renewal fees are non-refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions

About registering a domain name in Kenya

A domain name is a unique, easy-to-remember address used to access websites, such as ‘google.com’, and ‘facebook.com’. 

The process is straightforward; you have to:

  1. Search for a domain.
  2. Sign in or create a new account.
  3. Select or enter the domain owner’s information.
  4. Select or enter the DNS servers*.
  5. Proceed with payment.

*If you don’t have DNS servers, we provide them free of charge. 

With Creative Kigen, you can register domains for as low as Ksh 1,466/- per year

The cost of domain names in Kenya can vary depending on several factors. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Domain Registrar: Prices for domain names can vary depending on the registrar you choose. Take some time to compare prices from different registrars to find the best deals.
  2. Domain Extension: The cost of a domain name can be influenced by the extension you go for. Common extensions like .com, .net, or .org are often pricier compared to country-specific extensions like co.ke (representing Kenya).
  3. Domain Length: Remember, shorter is sweeter! Longer domain names tend to be more expensive. Opting for a concise and memorable domain can be a smart move.
  4. Additional Services: Some registrars offer extra goodies along with the domain name, such as privacy protection, email hosting, or website building tools. These services may impact the overall cost, so consider your needs.
  5. Renewal Fees: Keep an eye on renewal fees. While the initial cost may be reasonable, renewal fees can vary and potentially increase in subsequent years.
  6. Premium Domains: If you’re eyeing a top-notch domain name that’s short, memorable, or keyword-rich, it might come with a higher price tag due to its value. Premium domains are often in high demand.
  7. Promotions and Discounts: Stay on the lookout for special promotions and discounts offered by domain registrars in Kenya. These sweet deals can help you snag a domain name at a discounted rate.

Remember, it’s worth doing some research and comparing prices among different registrars to find the best value for your investment. Also, consider factors like registrar reputation, customer support, and reliability before making your final decision. Happy domain hunting!

The first in domain name registration is to check your domain availability, then choose the domain name you want. Next, fill in the details, proceed to checkout and make payment.

No, you are not allowed to deregister after domain registration. The registration fee is also non-refundable. You will be the owner of the domain name for the next 365 days.

Domain name is important because it represents your business identity online. A good domain name is like a physical store located at the most strategic location you can ever find. Thus, helping you to drive in more customers.

There is no need to have an existing website in order to register a domain name in Kenya.

You will receive a confirmation email confirming your details once the process has been completed.

Once you have registered on our website, you will receive an email containing your username and password. This will allow you to login and access your control panel from where you can administer your domain name.

No, you will need to purchase Web hosting. We have several Hosting plans that you can use to build a website for your Domain Name in Kenya.

Every domain name is linked to an address on the internet called an IP Address, which is a long string of numbers. Domain names make it easier for internet users to visit websites without having to remember this numerical address. When you visit our .com website, your browser and computer read our site’s DNS records in order to locate our website’s files which are stored on a server.

This almost instantaneous directing process allows your browser to access and load websites. Like CREATIVE KIGEN, most hosting providers automatically assign DNS records upon domain name registration. In some cases, you may wish to keep your registered domain with one company, but have your website’s files and email accounts stored on a different hosting server.

This is called a DNS transfer, and can be arranged within a couple of days. You may wish to alter your DNS records if your domain registration was completed with an expensive hosting company. In this case, you can keep your registered domain but switch to a more affordable hosting provider such as CREATIVE KIGEN. For an in depth introduction to DNS, including how to complete a DNS transfer with us, please visit the Help Center.

Yes, you can. To do this, unlock the domain with your current Registrar and get the Auth/EPP code from them. Once you have the code, submit the transfer. Please contact us here if you require further assistance.

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