A .kn domain is the ccTLD (Country Code Top-Level Domain) for Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is the first time that this top-level domain name has been available to people around the world; previously, it was only used by residents of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Who can use a .kn domain name?
Anyone who wants to obtain an online presence in St. Kitts & Nevis can apply for a .kn domain. This is especially useful for people and businesses that may not want to create a website using their country-specific top-level domain (TLD). Both individual users and companies are allowed to use .kn domain names.
Who regulates .kn domain name?
The SSt. Kitts-Nevis Network Information Centre (KNNIC) manages the registration process for these top-level domains. This includes verifying that all registrants meet ICANN's minimum eligibility requirements as stated in policy documents. All applicants must also confirm their affiliation with a recognized organization or be providing a specific service to the country.
Tips to choose ideal .kn Domain Name:
The best way to find an appropriate .kn domain name is through an online search for popular words, sites, and brands related to your business or the services you offer. You can also look at what other websites are using for their TLDs. For better results, it is recommended to use words that are easy to spell and widely recognized by your target audience. A good .kn domain name should be short, simple, and unique.
Common subdomains for .kn domain
Some common subdomains for .kn domain include:
.com.kn - This is a common option for small business owners and individual users.
.edu.kn - Educational institutions can use this subdomain to provide information about their classes, events, or other academic programs they offer on the web. This is also useful if you are an online student looking to create an educational site related to your field of study.
.gov.kn - Government agencies, non-profit organizations, and political parties who want to create an online presence for their activities can use the .gov.kn domain name.
.org.kn - This subdomain is ideal for non-profit organizations, NGOs, and other groups that are not related to government agencies or educational institutions.
Can you register .kn Domain Without Local Presence?
Yes, foreigners can apply for a .kn domain name without having any physical presence in St Kitts & Nevis. However, they will need to provide a notarized copy of their passport or other official documents that prove they are the legal representatives/owners of the website.
Businesses that provide an online service or sell products to St. Kitts & Nevis market should also apply for a .kn domain name with a local presence through an authorized representative/agent holding necessary documents required by KNNIC.
How much does .kn Domain Name cost?
There are no registration fees for registering, renewing, and transferring your .kn domain registration.
What documents do you need to register .kn Domain Name?
The following requirements must be met when applying for registration:
- The applicant's name on both their ID and domain name registration must match.
- The applicant's company name on their ID should be the same as that of the domain name being applied for, but it is not mandatory.
- Applicants may also apply under a business email address and use an alternative signature instead of printing their full names in English characters when submitting documents through KNNIC's website.
- Applicants must also submit a scanned image of their government-issued ID or passport.