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KICS provides free web hosting and email accounts for non-profit organizations and community groups in the Kootenays.

If you are a non-profit organization or local government agency in the Kootenays, you qualify for free web hosting and an email account. We also provide free design of your site using a very basic template or you can contact a local web designer to design a site for you.


We require all groups to become a member of KICS. As this may be a hardship for some groups, free membership is available to groups who cannot afford to pay the yearly membership fees.

Funding for this initiative has previously come from the Government of Canada's Community Access Program (CAP), the Province of British Columbia, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay, however KICS currently receives no government funding.

Groups are encouraged to buy a KICS Membership according to their annual budget. Recommended organizational subscription levels are below, but support at any level you feel comfortable with is appreciated. Organizations may apply to KICS for a free membership, subject to a special resolution of the Board of Directors.

  $25 - $50 Low Budget
  $50 - $90 Medium to Low Budget
  $90 - $120 Large to Medium Budget
  Still interested? Fill out an Application Form and KICS will contact you as soon as possible.
200 megabytes of storage space (200 more megabytes for $10 per month)
Extra disk space is free on request for non-profit accounts
Unlimited internet traffic
Unlimited email forwarding for
Unlimited POP mailboxes (this is rare!)
Web-based email
Unlimited subdomains like
Anti-spam email service
Optional anti-virus email filter
Your own mailing lists
CGI, PHP, Tcl, Perl, Python, etc.
MySQL databases
UNIX shell account with SSH and Telnet access
Fully customizable Apache configuration
Additional domain aliases (,,
$20 setup + $0 per month (no setup fee for non-profits)
Expert technical support
  In order to operate your web site, you may also need some of the following services, which are not included:
  Domain name registration (
  Web site design, construction, and maintenance
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  *KICS emails all invoices and receipts
Organization Name *
Organization Contact *
Phone (including area code) *   like 250-352-1615
Administrative / Billing Contact *
Administrative / Billing Email *
Address *
City / Town *
Province   like BC or AB
Postal Code *   like V1L 5K4
Your domain name (if you don't have your own, we can give you "")
Technical Contact Name *
Technical Contact Email *

Annual Membership Categories (please select a category and enter an amount)
* $ * CDN

Category (for the KICS directory) 
Description of your organization*
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