Domain registration tips

Domain registration tips

Tips for the best domain registration practice.

Choose your business or organization name as the domain name.

It’s very important that your domain name and your business name are the same. Why, in this era of brands you can’t afford to feed two beasts – a domain name and a company name.

Keep your domain name short

Yes, there is no good domain name anymore after all .com have been sold. – that is no excuse. Get a short domain name – under 12 characters or less is ideal.

Make sure your domain name is easy to remember

Can be unique, simple, and memorable – any of the three can serve you better but all the three can combine for a perfect choice of a domain.

Stick to popular extensions

.com, .net, .co.ke, .com.ng, .co.uk. .in, .org, . are relatively common and easy to remember. Unless you have need to use a niche extension like .cloud, .io, .hotels, .travels .lawyers, .info – stick to the popular extension s so that it is easy to remember for people.

Buy alternative domain extension for your domain

If your domain is a .com consider buying a .co.ke or.com.ng or .co.uk or .net just to protect your brand. It may cost a fortune much later to rebuy the domain extension when it will be hurting your brand.

Domain Name Renew/Auto Renew

Domain Name Renew/Auto Renew

This is an option in domain name system that allow renewal of domain name automatically provided your Truehost Kenya account has sufficient funds. Consider setting Domain Name Auto renew option on to avoid disruption of service.

This is also supported on other related services including on Truehost Cloud, Cloudpap and Jisort

Domain Name EPP code

Domain Name EPP code

Domain Name EPP code refer to an authorization code that is require for transfer of domain from one domain registrar to another. Truehost Client Area allow generation of EPP code for almost all domain name extensions. EPP code is required the new domain name registrar that you will be transferring your domain name to. A locked domain name does not allow generation of EPP code.

Domain Name Privacy

Domain Name Privacy

Domain Name Privacy option allow masking of WHO IS information on a particular Domain Name. WHO IS record refer to a summary of domain name ownership information, domain name hosted server, Domain name technical and administrative contacts, domain name registration and renewal date, domain name registrar information.

Domain name privacy substitute real record by records of a domain name privacy company. Unfortunately only a few domain name extensions or TLD support this option. Currently Kenya country code level – .KE TLD doesn’t support domain name privacy option.

Check if your domain name has the domain name privacy addon in the Truehost Kenya client area – domain name privacy can be free or at a fee.

.CO.KE Domain Extensions in Kenya

.KE Domain Extensions in Kenya

There are about .ke domain extension provided by KENIC through the accredited domain registrar companies.

Each extension serves a different purpose, though the customer is at liberty to choose any domain extension for his business apart from the controlled domains.

Extensions include:

co.ke

This is an extension intended for commercial entities or companies in Kenya just like .com at an international level.

or.ke

Intended for not for profit organizations or NGO’s located in Kenya, just like .org on an international level.

 

ne.ke

This is a special domain extension intended for network devices, just like .net on an international level

me.ke

This is a special extension intended for personalized blogs, websites and emails just like .me on international level

mobi.ke

An extension that is reserved for mobile websites or mobile content just like .mobi on an international level

info.ke

This is a domain extension provided specifically for information provider’s entities in Kenya just like .info at an international level.

 

Controlled Domain Extensions – require supporting Documents

There are three domain extensions in Kenya whose registration is controlled, in other words a client is expected to provide some supporting documents for the registration process to go through. These domains include:

 

go.ke

This is a domain extension reserved for governmental bodies and agencies in Kenya just like .gov. In addition to the Body or Agency providing an official request, the process is handled by ICT Authority of Kenya.

ac.ke

This is another controlled domain extension reserved for institutions of higher learning; they include tertiary institutions, colleges, and universities, in Kenya just like .edu at a global level. Supporting documents in additional to a request by the institution have to be submitted for the process to go through. Supporting Documents include; a letter or certificate of registration from ministry of education as an institution of higher learning.

sc.ke

This is another controlled domain extension reserved for lower and middle institutions of learning such as low grade, primary schools, and secondary schools in Kenya. Supporting documents required for the registration to go through include:

An official request from the institution requesting

A copy of registration certificate or letter from the ministry of education.

All supporting documents must bear the name of the registering body and with classification matching the intended category for the domain.

 

Now you know choose your domain wisely.

 

 

Reseller domain registration

Reseller domain registration

Reseller domain registration refers to a set up where a company or a professional can provide a domain registration service to customers (even though not accredited by the domain extension provider). This happen through reselling another domain seller domain.

Accrediting organization has appointed domain sellers who resell the domain to the public.

Truehost is an accredited organization that offers reselling opportunities to professionals and other companies.
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Free web hosting in Kenya

Free web hosting in Kenya

When it comes to web hosting, there are various challenges that come with free web hosting. Using a free hosting service can deny you the best experience, since most of those hosting services rely on ads to pay for the service. Security is also an issue of concern here, where data may be compromised and you are not assured of security for your important database. Choose a secure web hosting, as opposed to free web hosting services.

TrueHost Kenya provides a secure, reliable hosting service, at the cheapest price. Check our website today for the latest offers on web hosting, as well as cheap domain registration.

Web security services in Kenya

Web security services in Kenya

Many people consider door locks, alarms, surveillance cameras and access control features to be important features in the physical world. Similarly, the World Wide Web requires such features in order to operate and serve the needs of the users. Web security services are vital part for the online world, ensuring data security and privacy. One needs to invest in good security measures to escape the online vandals that may be prowling the internet to bring down your site.

TrueHost offers great web security services in Kenya, to ensure that your data is not compromised. Our servers are secured to ensure that information is safe, and we give guidelines on how to achieve maximum security while navigating the internet.

Best vps hosting in Kenya

Best vps hosting in Kenya

A Virtual Private Server hosting involves providing virtual machine that is leased to a client to use. It involves partitioning a physical server into various virtual servers, which operate as different entities, but in real sense, are part of the main server. This allows the user of VPS to run them as if they have their own servers located somewhere.

Get the Best VPS hosting in Kenya with us. TrueHost offers fast and affordable virtual private servers to meet your cloud computing needs.  Contact is for more information.

Best domain name registration in Kenya

Best domain name registration in Kenya

There are various companies that offer domain name registration in Kenya. Since the service offered by all these companies is similar, one needs to choose the best service that gives value addition besides domain registration.

TrueHost Kenya offers the best domain name registration in Kenya. We have the cheapest domain name registration service, on a wide range of domains such as .com, .net, .org, .ke, amongst others. We offer the best .ke domain registration in Kenya, which gives your brand a unique Kenyan identity.

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