.NG Domain Name Active Domains as at 31st August 2018
The monthly rate of growth of the domain name registrations is encouraging. In August 2018, there were 5,161 newly registered domain names as against the 4,274 registrations done at the same time in 2017. Altogether, there were 105,508 active domain names at the third level and another 20,306 active domain names at the second level, making a total of 125,814 active domains altogether.
NITDA Scholarship Scheme 2018/2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has as its mandate to develop and regulate Information Technology (IT) in Nigeria. Developing and regulating IT will support in transforming Nigeria into a knowledge-based and IT driven economy for global competitiveness.
As part of the Agency’s Scholarship Scheme for Masters and Doctoral degree programmes in relevant areas of Computer and Information Technology (IT) and IT Law, obtainable in Universities, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the 2018/19 academic session.
All eligible candidates that are interested should log on to the scholarship portal https://scholarship.nitda.gov.ng
to register and submit all relevant documents. Please note that the registration period is six (6) weeks from the date of this publication. A comprehensive computer-based Aptitude test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the award. Only candidates found eligible will be invited. Furthermore, there will be interview (which includes supplementary test, verification of credentials & character evaluation) for best performing candidates.
17th CFA’s Startup Hangout
Mr. Chuma Ezirim, Group Head, e-Business, First Bank of Nigeria Plc would feature at the 17th CFA’s Startup Hangout, with the theme “Leveraging on Institutional Support to Scale”. This event is billed for 20th September 2018.
For the development of any startup ecosystem, particularly in countries such as Nigeria, that are grappling with infrastructural challenges plus multiple taxation, institutional support is key. Despite the challenges, a number of countries have been able to create unique models that allow startups partner and work with various corporate organizations.
CFA’s Startup Hangout, designed to help startups succeed, is a platform where entrepreneurs meet, learn, network and grow. It is a monthly event for tech enthusiasts. CFAs Startup Hangout is in line with CFATech.ng’s mission of positively impacting Africa through Tech Education and Advocacy. Meanwhile CFATech.ng is a business and technology blog in Nigeria founded by Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. (CFA Jnr).
GITEX Technology Week will hold 14th
October 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. It’s a week to showcase global technology and innovation. For Tech-driven start-ups wishing to be sponsored by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Registration is open for the ICANN63 Annual General in Barcelona, Spain. The Public Meeting will take place from 20th
October 2018 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB).
Online pre-registration is available for all ICANN public meetings. Register Here
29th October to 3rd November 2018
Day 1- The 2018 Conference theme is "Internet Peering and Interconnection" which will enable high-value engagement between policy-makers, service providers, Internet Exchange Point operators, infrastructure and data centre providers, transit providers, Research and Education Networks, technology innovators and major Internet service consumers such as higher education institutions.
Days 2 - 5 is the annual ngNOG capacity-building workshops (running in parallel tracks) for technical hands-on details with network engineers, content managers, and developers.
Please follow the link below to apply
The ngNOG secretariat can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries.
2018 IGF| Internet Governance Forum
The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
will be hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12th to 14th November 2018.
AFRINIC-29 will hold from 26th
November 2019 at Tunis, Tunisia.