The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has reviewed and resubmitted its public consultation paper on the future management of the .ke domain, saying the original contained errors.
The regulator has also extended the consultation process by seven days until February 17.
The paper proposes changes to the legal framework for the licensing of the .ke top level domain (TLD), but faced criticism from industry players over the way in which the government proposed to handle the Commission Authority of Kenya’s (CAK) transition of the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC), manages the domain.
There were suggestions there were plans to commercialise the domain, but the CCK has denied this and said the original consultation paper contained an error.
“Subsequent submissions from stakeholders pointed out an inadvertent error in the public consultation paper where it was implied that the Dot KE Domain Name Registry would be transferred to a commercial entity,” the CCK said. “The Commission has since reviewed the public consultation paper to align it to the proposed licensing framework,
CCK hereby resubmits the public consultation paper and further extends the public consultation period by seven days.”