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A Message From The President

March 3, 2016                      Volume 4 No. 76


Celebrating NiRA at Ten

We are celebrating NiRA at TEN.

NIRA, the leading Country Code Top Level Domain Name Registry in West Africa, is proud to celebrate a decade of managing Nigeria's critical national resource and identity flagship on the Internet, the .ng name string.

NiRA will be 10 Years on the 28th of March 2016. This important milestone calls for celebration, and a series of activities have been lined up in this regard. As you may recall, the celebration was flagged off by a Press Conference held on February 16, 2016. The series of activities is aimed at bringing the stakeholders together and contribute to building awareness of the .ng brand.

We want to use this opportunity to formally invite you to the NiRA Fair and Exhibition scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12th March, 2016 at NiRA Office Complex, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lagos. The Fair starts at 9am prompt.



Africa Domain Name System Forum 2016
The 2016  Africa Domain Name system Forum will hold at the Hotel Pullman Marrakech Palemeraie Resort and Spa in Marrakech, Morocco.

The Africa Domain Name System forum, an annual open event for stakeholders in the Domain Name Industry in Africa, enables registries , registrars and other stakeholder in Africa to share experiences, interact and learn from each other about the domain name system.
The meeting seeks to foster cross border collaboration between registries, registrars and registrants as well as other stakeholders. The objectives being inter alia to inspire and encourage local stakeholders (government, registrars, registries, and registrants) in the domain name industry to interact at local and International level as well as equipping African Registries and Registrars with the requisite domain name industry business strategies.

In February 2016, 2,376 new domain names were registered, 1,269 domain names were renewed and there were 94 transfers between the NiRA Accredited Registrars. The number of domain names registered in February 2016 was 60% growth of what was registered in February 2015. It is interesting and refreshing to witness such growth. The renewal rate is encouraging as well. The graph and table below indicates the domain name registrations and renewals for three months periods December, January and February across the years.



Africa Do main Name System Forum 2016

Date: 4th to 6th March 2016
Venue: Palmeraie Conference Center
Circuit de la Palmeraie BP 1488 40000 Marrakech, Morocco

ICANN55 | Marrakech

Date: 5th to 10th March 2016
Venue: Palmeraie Conference Center
Circuit de la Palmeraie BP 1488 40000
Marrakech, Morocco.

NiRA Fair
12th March 2016
Venue: Lagos


NiRA Youth Empowerment Programme

Date: 19th March 2016
Venue: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos

10th Anniversary Gala and Award Night
Date: 2nd April 2016
Venue: Lagos

Annual General Meeting

Date: 29th April 2016
Venue: NiRA Office Complex, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue,
Iponri, Surulere, Lagos.

Africa Internet Summit 2016 (Workshop and Meetings)

Date: 29th May to 10th June 2016
Venue: Gaborone, Botswana

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