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A Message From The President

January 3, 2019                       Volume 7 No. 150
2019 is here, Happy New Year!

Let me welcome you to the year 2019. It sure promises to be a very exciting year for us all.
According to a report by Verisign, available at https://www.verisign.com/en_US/domain-names/dnib/index.xhtml

 
“The third quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2018. Domain name registrations have grown by approximately 11.7 million, or 3.5 percent, year over year.
Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were approximately 149.3 million at the end of the third quarter of 2018, a decrease of approximately 0.5 million domain name registrations, or 0.3 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2018. ccTLDs increased by approximately 4.6 million domain name registrations, or 3.2 percent, year over year”
 
Whereas the global growth of ccTLD domains is 3.2% year over year, NIRA has seen a growth rate of not less than 30% year over year. This is ten times more than the global figures. A clear testimony to the work the various stakeholders have been doing to grow the numbers. Let us not relent.

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TECH SPEAK

What is DNS Tunneling?

DNS Tunneling is a method of cyber-attack that encodes the data of other programs or protocols in DNS queries and responses. DNS tunneling often includes data payloads that can be added to an attacked DNS server and used to control a remote server and applications.
 
 
For DNS tunneling to take place, a hacker must gain access to your internal server, which will only be possible through a connection to an external network. The hacker will also typically need to create a domain and server which they control. This domain and server would act as the authority to execute DNS tunneling as well as a warehouse for executable malware. All of this pose a risk to any organisation.
 
NEWS
NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN65

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched the application round for those interested in participating at the ICANN65 Policy Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco through the NextGen Program. The Meeting will take place from 24th to 27th June 2019.The application round will remain opened until the 11th January 2019. Successful candidates will be announced on the ICANN website on the 8th February 2019. For more information. Click Here
 
.NG Domain Name Report for December 2018

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date: 20th to 21st February 2019
Venue: Rotana Media City, Dubai, UAE
To register, please click on the link: 
https://registration.icann.org/register.php?id=MEDNSFUAE2019



Date: 9th to 14th March 2019
Venue: Kobe, Japan
To register click on the link: https://registration.icann.org/register.php?id=kobe64
DNSSEC Training

Date:  18th to 22nd March 2018
Venue: NiRA Academy, 8 Funsho Williams, Iponri, Surulere Lagos
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Date: 9th to 11th April 2019
Venue: Lagos
For more details, click on https://cybersecurenigeria.org/
 

Date: 9th – 21st June 2019
Venue: Kampala, Uganda
A call has been made for presentations at the event. To participate, use the link https://www.internetsummit.africa/en/agenda/call-for-presentations
 
For more details, click on the link https://www.internetsummit.africa/en/about/ais-19
 


Africa Internet Summit Secretariat (https://www.internetsummit.africa) announces AfNOG’s program at The Africa Internet Summit scheduled to be held in Kampala, Uganda from 9th to 21st June 2019.
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