Kenya Network Information Centre(KENIC)
KENIC is the registry for the .KE ccTLD.
Local and non-profit organization
Mandate is to Manage & operate the .KE ccTLD.
Public Private Partnership
Staff3 Permanent EmployeesAdministrative Manager,Accountant,Systems Engineer
2 Interns (3 month periodrotational basis)System AdministrationCustomer SupportFinance and Administration
Challenges!!High cost of the Internet
Working towards acquiring another link from our local TELCO (increase availability)....
How Registrations Arrive ..We have adopted a Public-sector Private-sector Partnership (PPP) model for the .KE Registry.
Defined application process which includes the signing of an MOU between the Registry and the successful Registrar.
What KENIC does!maintain the Registry System, Database and .KE root serverrespond to customer enquiries (registrars and domain name owners) regarding the .KE name space.
What the Registrars do!.usually ISPs and who are close to the customers, deal with the actual registration of the domain names.
How Registration Policies are Implemented?We have Domain Registration Procedures which define among other things:How to register a DomainUser Identification RegistrationDomain and Entity Registration RightsHow to become a RegistrarHow to create an Entity (Owner-ID) Administrative Entity ContactsDomain Administrative ContactsDomain Technical ContactsDomain Billing ContactsDNS DelegationsAdministrative Entity IDSupporting Documentsfor .sc.ke, .ac.ke & .go.keBilling Cycle.how billing is done
Registration PoliciescontdWe also have defined Transfer and Cancellation Procedures which define procedures for:Changing Administrative Entity Contact IDTransfer of Domain Contacts..Domain transfer to new entity (owner)Change of DNS DelegationDomain DeletionUser ID deletion
Registry Data StoreThe registrys data is stored in a single DB
Zone files and whois data generated by the registry system during domain name registration
the registry system requires that you provide certain information before you register a domain name.
DNS ServiceAuthoritative name serversSystem requires that you define at least twoName Servers for each domain name thatyou want to register (Master, Slave)..
DNS Software usedDepends on the Registrar and persons providingthe Name Servers but mostly BIND..
We use the Brazillian Registry System
The whois server that we use is custom made for the Brazillian Registry System
All Workstations run on Linux
Servers run on FreeBSD
ServersWe own and maintain all our servers: Root Server for the .KE domain name spacea DNS servera Web servera Mail servera Monitoring servera PBX Server running Asterisk..
Monitoring / ReliabilityMRTGto monitor the traffic load on network-links (Bandwidth Monitoring)NAGIOSto monitor host, service and network statusWebalizerto monitor access to our website (pages visited frequently, points of entry/exit, number of hits..) fast, free web server log file analysis program
Projects2005..installed NTP Server at our IXP(KIXP) ntp.kenic.or.ke
in the process of installing a mirror of the F Root Server at the IXP
We are planning on doing test beds on DNSSec and IPV6