NiRA slashes .ng domain price by 40%, opens awards voting platform

David Afolayan
According to the NiRA President, Mr Muhammed Rudman, the reduction in price by about 40%, promotes the agenda of government…
NiRA slashes .ng domain price by 40%, opens awards voting platform

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has announced a reduction of the price of .ng domain addresses by over forty per cent (40%). This is part of NiRA‘s efforts to promote increased adoption of the .ng domains, for the promotion of expertise and businesses online in the country.

The association is responsible for maintaining the database of registered names in the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace on behalf of the Nigerian government and in the public interest of Nigeria.

According to the NiRA President, Mr Muhammed Rudman, the reduction in price by about 40%, promotes the agenda of government towards the growth of Nigeria’s Digital Economy, superintended by Professor Isa Pantami, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.  

Rudman explained that NiRA operates a 3-R (Registry/Registrar/Registrant) model of operations and encouraged members of the public to take advantage of the price reduction and contact NiRA Accredited Registrars for the registration of non-premium .ng domain names.

“In the coming days, as more Accredited Registrars update their various platforms, the price reduction on the purchase of .ng domain names would have the desired effect of increasing the number of active .ng domains online, promoting the nation’s online identity”, He added.

Mr Toba Obaniyi, Chief Executive Officer at WhoGoHost Limited, .ng Accredited Registrar, also advised businesses to embrace the domain name.

“The importance of a domain name towards your digital identity cannot be over-emphasised. “For instance, “Google would rather serve you results using google.com.ng when you search for information within Nigeria. Interestingly, Google has both com. ng and .ng, extensions an indication of a forward-looking company. We must embrace Nigeria products to grow the strength of the Naira”, he said.

Opens Voting Platform for 5th .ng Awards

NiRA has announced that the 2022 .ng Awards is scheduled to hold on Friday, 29th April 2022.
Using the awards, NiRA seeks to recognize and acknowledge those who are contributing to the growth of the .ng domain name registration and promotion of the DNS Industry. It also plans to celebrate the achievements and innovation of Nigerian Internet initiatives.

Nominations for the current edition commenced on the 6th of March and closed on the 20th of March 2022.

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Mrs Eyitayo Iyortim, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at NiRA, said that the Jury, which consists of representatives of NiRA Accredited Registrars, Committee Members of the Executive Board of NiRA as well as the Management of the NiRA Secretariat, will review the shortlist of nominees which meet the published criteria after NiRA’s External Auditors have verified same.

According to her: “NiRA does not attach any monetary value to the awards, nor is any fee attached to any aspect of the nominations and selections. In addition, NiRA does not accept sponsorship or donations for the .ng Awards.”

To participate in the voting, kindly visit https://nira.org.ng/ngawards2022/voting.


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