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A Message From The President

March 1, 2018                       Volume 6 No. 128
Domain Name Industry Development - Our Joint Responsibilities

 I was excited in the course of the past week, to rub minds with one of the brains behind a motorcycle hailing service in Nigeria which is positioned to be the uber on two wheels. This is coming immediately after my interaction with the promoter of the domain name.
I am excited that many more entrepreneurs are making the .ng the domain of choice for launching their business into the Nigerian market. At the moment, with over 100,000 active .ng domain names, this is far below our target and we can not be comfortable with this number.
NiRA has been at the forefront of the development of the Domain Name Industry in Nigeria. We have made considerable progress in growing the numbers, as is evident from  the growth figures we see.  The need for all our Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SMEs) to have online identity using .ng country code Top Level Domain (.ng ccTLD) for their websites, email communications and other online activities. The message is simple “.ng ccTLD your gateway to the global market”.



Take Your Offline Business Online – Why you need a Domain Name
Some few years ago, business activities such as buying and selling were mostly carried out physically. In most parts of the World, the norm was to have business centers or Office Apartments where teeming clients could always conjugate with the Business Owners. Additionally some business owners would have telephone numbers to enhance communication with their clients. This form of business has been referred to as brick-and-mortar businesses. This form of interacting was often referred to as the traditional offline business meetings.

Today, many offline businesses have been taken online because technology has given us another seamless way of transacting. With the Internet, we now have many online and partially online businesses operating along traditional offline businesses. Being visible is an essential for thriving online businesses. Most businesses aspiring to be an international brand ensure their online presence so they can have global visibility.
Taking your business online is a business decision. It all depends on what your business aims to achieve. To take your offline business, online:



AFRINIC-27 took place in Lagos Nigeria, from 27 November to 1 December 2017.
The meeting was organised by AFRINIC and generously hosted by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) from 27th November 2017 to 1st December 2017. Over 260 people took part in training sessions, policy development discussions, plenary sessions, and networking events. Some key highlights of the event included discussions on policies guiding Internet number resource distribution in Africa, Big Data and impact on African businesses, Higher Education and Technology, efforts to strengthen key internet infrastructure to keep content local as well as the adoption of IPv6 and AFRINIC governance.
The sponsors at the event include Main One, Google, ICANN, Internet Society, North Africa and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone, VDT Communications, Garanntor Hosting, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria and Medallion Communications. AFRINIC expressed their appreciation to these organisations for the most valuable support.  For more information about AFRINIC-27, follow the relevant links listed below. More information about Meeting statistics can be found here:
The session recordings and transcripts are available here:

Implementation policy for "#IPv4 Resources Transfer within the AFRINIC service region"
22 February 2018 - AFRINIC announced the policy "IPv4 Resources Transfer within the AFRINIC service region" has been implemented.
The policy is incorporated in Section 5.7 of the Consolidated Policy Manual
More information about how resource transfers can be requested is available here.

Nigeria not reaping economic benefits of Internet — Rudman
Mr. Muhammad Rudman as the Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria spoke on the economic benefits of localising Internet traffic at a recent interview with Punch Newspaper.
He discussed the role of IXPN in the telecommunications industry, highlighting that IXPN’s role is to provide the physical infrastructure to interconnect all Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, educational institutions and all Internet Protocol-centric organisations to exchange local traffic locally.
Sourced from Punch Newspaper
.NG Domain Name Report as at 28th Feb. 2018


Event Dates: 10th to 15th March 2018
Event Location: Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico
Meeting Website:
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Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2018
Date: 29th April to 11th May 2018
Venue: Dakar, Senegal

Website Design Workshop using WordPress
March 22nd 2018
Time: 9am to 4pm
Venue: NiRA Office Complex
8, Funsho Williams Avenue
Iponri Surulere, Lagos.

Date: 30th April to 4th May 2018
Venue: Dakar, Senegal
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