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A Message From The President

August 30, 2018                       Volume 6 No. 141
Encouraging Domain Name Registration

The year has been relatively good for NiRA and the .ng, Nigeria’s online identity on the cyberspace.
We have worked tirelessly to encourage the uptake of .ng domains, acceptability of the .ng online identity in Nigeria and continuous development of DNS industry in Nigeria.
NiRA has hosted several workshop programs (i.e. Resellers training twice this year, Web Designing training using Wordpress and Media College event for the Press, etc.) through the NiRA Academy and the .ng Awards, all to promote awareness of the .ng brand. We also plan to host the .ng Bloggers Summit and the .ng Developers Summit before the end of this year. These initiatives are geared towards the development of the DNS Industry in Nigeria. NiRA has also participated actively in workshops hosted by other parties (NIGF, NCS, CPN, etc) to sensitize the public on the benefits and importance of .ng domain names.



For you, your organization and/or your business to have an online presence, you need a domain name. A domain name is your online unique identity. Your domain name is your location/address on the Internet. This is where you can be traced on the Internet by your clients or visitors searching for you, your organization and/or your business.
An online presence is very crucial to the success of all businesses, especially for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Most consumers search online for local products and services, in short for local contents. For your business to thrive and succeed, a business domain name is a MUST otherwise your business won’t be found online. To have a professional outlook for your business, you must have a domain name, with which you can create your website and have an email address.


Call for Presentations at AFRINIC-29
AFRINIC-29 will hold from 26th to 30th November 2019 at Tunis, Tunisia. The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) has requested that individuals who wish to make presentations at the event should submit abstracts. The meeting website is now up at The event would be hosted in collaboration with Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) as the local host. The theme of the meeting is “Taking the African Internet to the Next Level through Policy, Collaboration and Education”. The Tunisian Internet Agency (Agence tunisienne d'Internet) was created on 12 March 1996, is the principal Tunisian ISP. It is run by the Ministry of Communications, whose mission is also to promote Internet usage in Tunisia.
What to Expect During the ICANN Root KSK Rollover
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published a guide to let people know what to expect when it changes the cryptographic keys that help protect the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS).  The changing of the keys, known as the "Root Key Signing Key (KSK) Rollover" is scheduled for 11th of October 2018. The new ICANN guide is intended for those with all levels of technical expertise and will help everyone prepare for the rollover.  This is part of the ICANN’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the rollover and will also share more details on the rollover process.
The guide can be accessed on ICANN’s website. While ICANN expects user impact from the root KSK rollover to be minimal, a small percentage of Internet users are expected to see problems in resolving domain names, which in lay terms means they will have problems reaching their online destination. There is currently a small number of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) validating recursive resolvers that are misconfigured and some of the users relying upon these resolvers may experience problems. This document describes which users are most likely to see problems, and among those - what types of issues they will face at various times.

Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) 2019 Renewal

The Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) has been instrumental in planning the programme of the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meetings.
On behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) requests nominations from all stakeholder groups, according to the established principles and practices of MAG rotation and selection of its members. Governments, the private sector, civil society, and the technical communities, are expected to submit names of candidates from developed and developing countries as well as from economies in transition. Successful nominees will become part of the MAG for a period of one year and will contribute to the multi-stakeholder consultation process, bringing the perspectives of their respective groups on Internet governance.




38th GITEX Technology Week

The 38th GITEX Technology Week will hold 14th to 18th 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), register via the link:

Registration closes by the 2nd of September 2018.


ICANN 63: Barcelona, Spain

Registration is open for the ICANN63 Annual General in Barcelona, Spain. The Public Meeting will take place from 20th to 25th October 2018 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB).
Online pre-registration is available for all ICANN public meetings. Register Here


Date: 29th October to 3rd November 2018
Venue: Lagos

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 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.
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