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A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination with the various domain name extensions, such as .com, .net, and more. Search and register your unique domain with us. The domain name must be registered before you can use it. We are among the top recognized domain registrars in Kenya.
What is a domain?
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is an address where Internet users can access your website that you can purchase for your through Ziprof Technologies. A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of numbers. 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.
Every domain name is unique. No two websites can have the same domain name. If someone types in www.yourdomain. com, it will go to your website and no one else’s. You can also get email addresses at the domain. You choose what email addresses you would like. For instance, it can be email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and so on.
What is domain registration?
Domain Registration is the act of reserving a name on the Internet for a certain period, usually one year, after which the reservation expires. Reservation of the name is done through a domain registrar. Ziprof Technologies is a certified domain registrar in Kenya. If you’d like to register a domain name with us, check out our offers.
Is it necessary to register a domain name?
Domain name registration is necessary for a website, an email, or another web service. A domain name registration gives you personality and recognized identity.
What is the difference between a website and a domain?
A domain name is a form of an internet address that’s used to identify websites and email addresses. For example, this website’s domain name is wingit.com, and if you have a Gmail account under, say, email@example.com, then gmail.com is the domain name.
A website is the web page people see when they enter a domain name into their web browsers. You will need to develop a website after purchasing a domain. See some of our web design offers
Who can register a domain name?
Any individual, company, organization, or entity can register a domain name.
What are the benefits of having my own domain name now? ?
Exclusivity – No matter what your name is, there are possibly thousands of other people who share the same name. The same applies to the name of your company. Assuming you name Karis Mary. When you purchase “karismary.com” everyone worldwide will know how to find you. Yet no other Karis Mary on this planet is going to own that domain name.
Branding – A domain name contributes to promoting your organization’s brand name.
You can advertise your website when sending emails as your domain name will be in the email address, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org is helping to promote mysite.co.ke while email@example.com is contributing to promote and brand gmail.com.
Credibility – Prospective customers will more readily transact with businesses with a professional, established online presence – made possible with a personalized domain.
What kinds of domain names are there?
There are country-specific names such as
- .ke– Kenya
- .uk– United Kingdom
- .ug– Uganda
These domain names denote what country or region the organization is based on.
General domain names are usually found with the suffix dot.com, dot.net, and dot.org.
- .com– Commercial Entity
- .net– Network Entity
- .org– Non-Profit organization
In Kenya, we have the following KE domain names available for registration in order of popularity
- .co.ke – for Kenyan commercial companies
- .go.ke – for Government of Kenya (National & County) entities
- .ac.ke – for Kenyan academic institutions
- .or.ke – for nonprofit making organizations in Kenya
- .me.ke – for personal use or a blog
- .sc.ke – for primary and secondary schools
Why buy .co.ke domain and not a .com domain name in Kenya?
Uniquely Kenyan – Domain Names are a unique identity on the Internet, however, a .KE domain name, unlike other generic domain names like .com, provides an identity that is a distinct association to Kenya.
Therefore the .KE name has the added advantage of providing not only a globally recognized Internet identity but also an association with one’s country.
Credibility – The .KE domain name gives a degree of credibility on the Internet and provides better search engine performance.
A.KE domain name will help search engines such as Google in data ranking and search criteria.
What domain name can I register through Ziprof Technologies?
See the full list of domains you can register
Does a registered domain expire?
After the lapse of the period set at registration, the domain reservation will expire. The reservation can be extended by another period, usually 1 year, by renewing your domain. It is important to note that the renewal should be done not more than 30 days after the expiry date for most domains. Failure to renew the domain will lead to it being deleted and thereby made available for other people to register it.
How do I buy a domain name forever?
Technically, there is no way to buy a domain name forever at registration. You can buy some domains for up to 10 years at registration while others up to 5years. However, you can own the domain as long as you renew it. Your domain registrar will notify you of the expiry date for you to renew You will be required to renew upon expiry.
What happens when my domain expires? Can I get it back? ?
When the domain expires its owner has about 30 days to return it. In case no actions are taken to return the domain it will be lost. The domain owner receives the corresponding email notifications.
How do I register a domain?
Here are the steps for registering a domain:
- Search for a domain name
- Fill out the forms
- Pay for your domain
What is a valid domain?
A domain name can be composed of three to sixty-three characters excluding the address specifier (www) and the suffix (.com or .co.ke). The character limit depends on the required TLD extension. Only alphanumeric characters and hyphens are allowed. The name cannot start or end in a hyphen.
Does a domain name matter?
Like all other aspects of SEO and online marketing, domain names are one of the building blocks to a good website. See more information here
What are the tips for choosing the perfect domain name?
Here are the tips for choosing the perfect domain name:
- Make it easy to type.
- Keep it short.
- Use keywords.
- Target your area.
- Avoid numbers and hyphens.
- Be memorable.
- Research it.
- Use an appropriate domain name extension.
I have registered my domain. What next?
After registration, your domain name is now reserved. You will need to attach(point) the domain to a hosting server for you to use it for your website, emails, or both. Your hosting provider will provide details of your hosting account. Among the details are the nameservers you should point the domain to.
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