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 :-) )

Collins, all domains on .co.ke namespace are subdomains. Nothing
different from www. Check for yourself on whois. That already is
legally binding.
On 28/12/2017, Collins Areba <arebacollins@gmail.com> wrote:
> @kivuva,
>
> How can www.co.ke, a sub domain of co.ke be owned by someone else?
>
> This does not make sense.
>
> @Wash.
> My proposal is not for the domain to be sold, but rather, the A records for
> the #2 .co.ke domain (and their attendant mx records), the domain could
> still be maintained by Kenic, and all they do is point to the coke servers.
>
> Regards,
>
> Collins Areba,
> Kilifi, Kenya.
> Tel: +*254 707 750 788 */ *0731750788*
> Twitter: @arebacollins.
> Skype: arebacollins
>
> On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 3:35 PM, Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> It’s not possible to sell www.co.ke because it is already owned
>> by xTom Hong Kong Limited since 2011.
>>
>> When the original techies in the .ke namespace were generating the RNL
>> like nic.co.ke, they forgot to also reserve www and it was snapped by
>> a domainer. Go ahead and visit www.co.ke, and see it resolve.
>>
>> That ship sailed long time ago.
>>
>> On 28/12/2017, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet
>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>> > @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
>> >>>
>> >>> Get Outlook for iOS
>> >>> _____________________________
>> >>> 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
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