In the last edition of the NiRA e-newsletter, we stated that NiRA had taken concrete steps to deal with the menace of abuse within the Internet ecosystem, by creating a desk for dealing with Internet Abuse within the .ng ecosystem. Nigerians have responded positively with varied tales. NIRA has commenced investigations into those cases within its purview.
As part of its efforts, NiRA convened a meeting of representatives of relevant law enforcement agencies (LEA) and stakeholders on the need to collaborate to curtail the menace. Agencies represented include the Nigeria Police through the Lagos State Police Command, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Special Fraud Unit, ngCERT, Central Bank of Nigeria Plc, etc.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meetings provide great opportunities to participate in Internet policy-making, learn more about ICANN, DNS, global trends and other topics that will help shape the Internet's future.
The 58th Edition of the ICANN meeting dubbed ICANN-58 held from 11th to 16th March 2017.
NIRA at the Maiden First-Bank organized Agric Expo
Such rewarding experience at the First Bank of Nigeria Maiden Agric Expo on Tuesday 14th
March 2017! Oh, Yes! NiRA was there ‘live’ with some of its Accredited Registrars. This was an opportunity to further preach the essence of online presence to another sector of our growing economy; another sector eager to explore ways of collaborating to boost the value chain and improve the financial model.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh who was the Special Guest of Honour, spoke on the importance of the agriculture sector in the growth of our nation and also declared the exhibitions open. It was made very clear that for every ship that berths at Apapa, foreign exchange flies out of Nigeria and there is the need to also de-risk agricultural projects to make agricultural financing easier.
The Internet Society Fellowship Programme to IETF
The Internet Society is accepting applications for its Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), IETF 99, July 16-21, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. The Fellowship will be awarded through a competitive application process. The Fellowship programme allows technologists, engineers and researchers from emerging and developing economies to attend an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting.
The IETF is the Internet's premier standards-making body, responsible for the development of protocols used in IP-based networks.
IETF participants represent an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers involved in the technical operation of the Internet and the continuing evolution of Internet architecture.
Application for the ISOC fellowship programme closes 2nd
April 2017. If you have questions, do please contact Niel Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Information about the programme and links to apply can be found at: http://bit.ly/1HaKPt5
.AFRICA Sunrise Period for Geonames on ccTLD
.AFRICA is the new gTLD and has opened a window for different countries to submit reserved names such as GEONAMES for inclusion in .AFRICA before the sunrise period. Up to 100 domains per country are expected and this must be submitted before 4th April 2017.
NiRA has commenced a compilation which would be shared with the stakeholders before despatch.
This move by the newly approved Top Level Domain is part of the efforts of its registry to help safeguard countries GeoNames and to avoid the registrations of these GEONAMEs by individual in bad faith.