3 Reasons You Should Consider a .ke Domain Name
Before you buy a domain, you should always consider the extension. Is it the right one for your website? .com being the most popular domain extension does not mean it is the most appropriate. There are benefits attached to considering a local domain extension. In this case .ke domain if you are located in Kenya. Having a .ke domain extension for your website has benefits that include
- Better SEO
When you are targeting website visitors, domain name and extension play a key role in the search engine to locate you. ..ke domain will give you better SEO (Search Engine Optimization), meaning, that your website will appear higher on the Kenyan search rankings.
2. Instills Trust and Credibility
One of the things that create a firm foundation for a website branding is having a localized domain name that has a lasting impression to the first time visitor. A .ke domain will promote your website as the visitors “will feel at home” boosting their confidence in the services and products you are offering. They will be at ease to purchase or make an inquiry
3. Better Domain Name
Another advantage of a .ke domain is that it offers a wide selection of premium domain names available within Kenya. It is hard to get a good name with the conventional domains (.org, .net, and .com) as most of the good names are already taken.
Here are various .ke extensions that you can register depending on the type of business you are running
Non-profit Organizations (NGOs)-.or.ke
Institutions of higher education- .ac.ke
Lower and Middle Institutes of Learning-sc.ke
For mobile Content-mobi.ke
Here are the domain names that require supporting documents during registration
Sc.ke- will require a copy of Certificate of Registration from the Ministry of Education bearing the name of the entity and its classification, whether it is a secondary/primary school or kindergarten.
Ac.ke- will require a copy of the College Charter or a copy of a Certificate from the Ministry of Education, or a copy of the Act of Parliament passed while establishing the Institute. The document bearing the name of the entity and its classification, whether it is College, University, Polytechnic, Tertiary Institution, or Technical Institute.
Go.ke-requires supporting documents from GITS (Department of Government IT Services under the Ministry of Finance give authority letter indicating that the Entity is a valid Government Agency or Institution and authorization to register the domain name.
Have a list of preferred domain names and check availability before making a decision. There are also factors to consider when choosing the perfect domain for your business