Ni.ke hits the Kshs 1 billion (or $9.7m) mark in the premium domain auction of the .ke second level domain launch (Warning: This could be #FakeNews :-) )

@Ali,

Let’s wait and hear if Abdallah thinks like you ๐Ÿ™‚

We may be saying it’s impossible, but maybe it is not…

On 28 December 2017 at 11:52, Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:

> Wash
>
> KeNIC is ours. Iโ€™m just trying to think out of the box so that some of
> these resources that could be in the communityโ€™s control can be used to
> further our ICT Agenda beyond government. We need to think out of the box
> and monetize resources available.
>
> Wacha hiyo mentality ya kukalia uchumi boss.. ๐Ÿ™‚
>
> *Ali Hussein*
> *Principal*
> *Hussein & Associates*
> +254 0713 601113
>
> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>
> Skype: abu-jomo
>
> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>
> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a
> habit.” ~ Aristotle
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On 28 Dec 2017, at 11:44 AM, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> @Ali,
>
> Hiyo yako ni tamaa ๐Ÿ™‚
>
> Let the co.ke just stay. It cannot be sold.
>
> On 28 December 2017 at 09:36, Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:
>
>> Wash
>>
>> That can be part of the agreement. This domain is too valuable to just
>> โ€˜parkโ€™ it. I see no reason why this canโ€™t done.
>>
>> Ali Hussein
>> +254 0713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>
>> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a
>> habit.” ~ Aristotle
>>
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>> _____________________________
>> From: Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:02 AM
>> Subject: Re: [kictanet] Ni.ke hits the Kshs 1 billion (or $9.7m) mark in
>> the premium domain auction of the .ke second level domain launch (Warning:
>> This could be #FakeNews ๐Ÿ™‚ )
>> To: KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
>> Cc: Admin CampusCiti <info@campusciti.com>
>>
>>
>>
>> I am with @Phares on this. I don’t think co.ke can be sold. If I bought
>> it, I could then mess up all the .co.ke domains by just creating them as
>> a subdomain of my co.ke domain – unless it is clearly stated that
>> whoever buys co.ke is PROHIBITED from creating any subdomains on this
>> domain.
>>
>> On 27 December 2017 at 18:41, Admin CampusCiti via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> @Phares
>>>
>>> Not really. (.co.ke) is what is currently in use. KeNIC introduced a
>>> second level system which is (.ke) and the rules are clear. You can own any
>>> domain with one or more letters before the (.ke).
>>>
>>> So where I stand (or sit) ๐Ÿ™‚ the co.ke domain is fair game.. I think
>>> KeNIC just needs to explain to the community why they are hoarding this
>>> billion dollar domain. ๐Ÿ™‚
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>> +254 0713 601113
>>>
>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>
>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>
>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>
>>>
>>> Blog: www.alyhussein.com
>>>
>>> “Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking
>>> what no one else has thought”. ~ Albert Szent-Gyรถrgyi
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>> On 27 Dec 2017, at 6:32 PM, Phares Kariuki via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>> I don’t think co.ke could be sold; everything .co.ke would have to be a
>>> subdomain of whoever owns co.ke, if KE had started with .com.ke we may
>>> have been able to do this. Perhaps I’m misinformed but it would be a
>>> technical nightmare
>>>
>>> On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Ngigi Waithaka via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Collins,
>>>>
>>>> Directly? No… Let them Bid for it… starting bid Ksh 10m
>>>>
>>>> Rgds
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 8:19 PM, Collins Areba via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> No one uses co.ke, I would propose to @Abdalla to propose to sell the
>>>>> TLD (on condition that kenic manages it), and give the DNS / MX & some sub
>>>>> domains to Coca Cola for the domain. I bet they would be happy to spend a
>>>>> few dimes to boost KENIC.
>>>>>
>>>>> ๐Ÿ™‚
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Collins Areba,
>>>>> Kilifi, Kenya.
>>>>> Tel: +*254 707 750 788 */ *0731750788*
>>>>> Twitter: @arebacollins.
>>>>> Skype: arebacollins
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 11:36 AM, Kipkemoi Kiptum <kip@kipkemoi.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Maybe
>>>>>>
>>>>>> www.co.ke?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Many Thanks!
>>>>>> Kip
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *Kip*
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *A Cruce Salus*
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Collins Areba via kictanet <
>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> We should just sell co.ke
>>>>>>> ๐Ÿ™‚
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Collins Areba,
>>>>>>> Kilifi, Kenya.
>>>>>>> Tel: +*254 707 750 788 */ *0731750788 <0731%20750788>*
>>>>>>> Twitter: @arebacollins.
>>>>>>> Skype: arebacollins
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 8:51 AM, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet <
>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hi Bob,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Have you registered 1Bob.KE or you are waiting till I go squatting
>>>>>>>> with the name? ๐Ÿ™‚
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 20 December 2017 at 20:38, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> So am I Bob.. So am I… ๐Ÿ™‚
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I had to go in several times to confirm the number.. However, the
>>>>>>>>> proof of the pudding is in the eating.. Let’s see who plonks that kind of
>>>>>>>>> money..
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Some interesting domains are hitting respectable numbers.. Ranging
>>>>>>>>> from 100k to 500k..This is real..
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> *Principal*
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are
>>>>>>>>> purely mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>>>>>>>>> organizations that I work with.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Bob Omondi <omondibob@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> @Ali,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I am struggling with the figure ๐Ÿ™‚
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> .KE is going place indeed!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>>>>> Bob.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 8:16 PM, Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke>
>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Nope.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> I billion.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> *Principal*
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are
>>>>>>>>>>> purely mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>>>>>>>>>>> organizations that I work with.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 7:25 PM, Bobs via kictanet <
>>>>>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> 10M I think!
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>>>>>>> Bob.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Dec 20, 2017, at 6:56 PM, Grace Mutung’u (Bomu) via kictanet
>>>>>>>>>>>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Woooowwww!
>>>>>>>>>>>> Yep, this is a great feat. Kudos KENIC!
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> 2017-12-20 18:38 GMT+03:00 Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>>>>>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ni.ke hits the Kshs 1 billion (or $9.7m) mark in the premium
>>>>>>>>>>>>> domain auction of the .ke second level domain launch. This is probably an
>>>>>>>>>>>>> all time record of any ccTLD (Country Code Second Level Domain).
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> For a minute I thought this was an error. And it could still
>>>>>>>>>>>>> be.. ๐Ÿ™‚
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> auction.kenic.or.ke/item/19203406/nike
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> If this turns out to be true it would be a world record and
>>>>>>>>>>>>> focus the world alot more on Kenya.. Hold on! We are onto a wild ride! ๐Ÿ™‚
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> โ€‹At the very least this is great PR and a Marketing Coup.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> @Abdalla and Team – Well done for putting KENIC on the map!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regardsโ€‹
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> *Principal*
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email
>>>>>>>>>>>>> are purely mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of
>>>>>>>>>>>>> the organizations that I work with.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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