KeNIC

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KeNIC
KeNIC Logo
Founded 2003
Focus To be a reputable overseer of Kenyan Domain Name Space by managing and administering .ke in an effective, transparent and equitable manner, and in conformity with global Internet policies.
Location
Key people Alice Munyua (Chairperson)
Website www.kenic.or.ke

The Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) was established through the facilitation of the (CCK).[1] KENIC is the entity charged with the management and the administration of the dot ke Country Code Top-Level Domain (.ke ccTLD) name.

Dot KE ccTLD historical background[edit]

In 1993, dot KE was delegated by Jon Postel, the Internet pioneer, to:

  • Administrative Point of Contact (Dr. Shem Ochuodho), and
  • Technical Point of Contact (Randy Bush)

Both Dr. Ochuodho and Randy Bush (USA) acted in voluntary basis. In 2002/2003, dot KE was re-delegated by the Internet Corporation for the Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to:

  • KENIC: As the Administrative Point of Contact
  • KENIC: As the Technical Point of Contact

The Re-delegation Rationale[edit]

Over time, the Domain name management and administration on voluntary basis became impractical. Hence, the need to re-delegate the dot KE management to a multi-stakeholder organization whose members are drawn from the public, private sector and civil society (Public-Private Partnership) and a not-for-profit entity (KENIC).

KENIC Board membership[edit]

KENIC board members are drawn from the Government, the private sector, the academia, the civil society and the founding dot ke Administrative contact (Dr. Shem Ochuodho).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Domain name service (KENIC)". CCK. Retrieved 2013-11-05.