Kenya seeks new internet domain registrar

Tuesday 16 July 2013 | 11:36 CET | News
The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is searching for a new registrar for the country's .ke Top Level Domain, essentially decommissioning the Kenya Network Information Center (KENIC), according to ITWorld. By law, the CCK has the power to oversee performance and pricing for domain registration, and to issue licences for registrars, and it has been reviewing options for domain registration. As a board member of KENIC, however, the CCK is not in a position to issue a new licence to the registry.

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