To answer the list regarding Noah\’s question.. Nope – Premium names –
that is, three or less chars and some longer generic names – are not
Neither are the Geographic reserved names like \”nairobi(.africa)\”. I
don\’t want to punt my services (though maybe I do 😉 but if you go to my
reseller website vweb.co.za and type in just the prefix name you
are looking for such as…
… and push [Check] then you\’ll get something useful – so for \”nairobi\”
– you get that its a geographic name and for \”noah\” – you\’ll get that
its already taken.
In South Africa, the ZACR \”awarded\” resellers for various \”features\”,
multi-language website, Lookup system, alternative names – etc. I took
that job fairly seriously. The ZACR suggestions were pretty reasonable
and probably a good idea for any Registrar/Reseller to follow.
I\’m waiting for the day to add the Kenyan flag and tick box!
ps – someone is trying to de-list me from KICTAnet and get my password.
On 2019/02/05 14:08, Noah wrote:
> does the promo- price include premium domain names?
> neo – network engineering and operations*
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 2:30 PM Mark Elkins via kictanet
> <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> Just to confirm, in South Africa, on my VWEB.co.za
> <VWEB.co.za> portal – I am currently charging R40.00 (thats
> under US$3.00) for an \”Africa\” domain registration to the man in
> the street – that\’s half the price of a CO.ZA <CO.ZA>. Only
> until the end of March and only for new domains.
> The ZACR really is promoting the AFRICA space very well.
> On 2019/02/05 12:44, Barrack Otieno via kictanet wrote:
>> There is an offer for .Africa Domains for Kes 200. This is your
>> chance to take your business beyond the borders. Kindly note that
>> the renewal fee will be different.
>> ———- Forwarded message ———
>> From: *Afriregister Kenya* <email@example.com
>> Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 4:07 PM
>> Subject: Promotion for registration of .africa at 200 KES
>> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>>
>> Dear Client,
>> I hope this email finds you well.
>> We would like to inform you that from February 1st to March 31,
>> 2019, there is a promotion for .africa registration. The price is
>> 200 KES / year for each registration. Please note that the
>> promotion is only for registrations and not renewals and that it
>> is a registration for one year.
>> Link: afriregister.co.ke/
>> Thank You
>> Best regards
>> Afriregister Kenya
>> Barrack O. Otieno
>> Skype: barrack.otieno
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