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A Message From The President

September 27, 2018                       Volume 6 No. 143
.ng Domains have a life.

In recent times, some Registrants have admittedly indicated that they didn’t renew their expired domain names before the names got deleted from the registry. Domains names are only deleted 102 days after they expire. Once a domain name is deleted, that name is available for registration by anyone on a first come first serve basis.
 
Let me advise Registrants to take the pains to protect the domain names used for their businesses. The domain name used for an online business should be kept away from from domain name squatters. These are individuals looking for expired domain names which they would register for various reasons.
 
These domain speculators are on the lookout for branded names or good brands and expired domain names for business purposes. It is the responsibility of the registrant to ensure that they renew their domain names, especially those used for online businesses.

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TECH SPEAK

Domain Names and Subdomains, Why Sub-Domains?
 
A domain name is a user-friendly naming system that helps people to easily locate your website and information about you, your business or company on the Internet. Otherwise people would have been required to type an IP address, the language of computers for communication in a network.
 
The domain naming system serves the purpose of converting machine-readable IP address like 196.216.10.0 to human-readable hostnames, such as www.nira.org.ng, an easy-to-remember character strings call domain name.
 
Domain names are also referred to as an online identity registered by individuals or organisations through Registrars.
 
Sub-Domain
Subdomains are created from registered domain names. A subdomain could be a third-level (3LD) or even a fourth level (4LD) domain that was created from the original top-level domain. For example, academy.nira.org.ng.
 
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NEWS

ICANN Board Approval of KSK Roll

The Board of Directors for the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved plans for the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System (DNS) - the Internet's address book.
 
Recently the ICANN Board passed a resolution, directing the organization to proceed with its plans to change or "roll" the key for the DNS root on the 11th of October 2018. This will mark the first time the key has been changed since it was first put in use in 2010.
https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en
 
Some Internet users might be affected if the network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not prepared for the roll. Those operators who have enabled the checking of Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC information (a set of security protocols used to ensure DNS information isn't accidentally or maliciously corrupted) are those who need to be certain they are ready for the roll.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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).
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2018 NiRA Bloggers Summit

The 2018 NiRA Bloggers Summit is a one-day gathering of Nigerian bloggers. The Summit is aimed at bringing together the blogging community and stakeholders in Nigeria to learn, network, and cultivate their presence in the online community. There would be educational sessions, brand events, influencer interactions, and sessions on monetizing blogs, working with brands as a senior influencer and discussions on other topical issues such as legal impact of online payment, blogging about the society and individuals, etc.

The maiden event is scheduled to hold on the 18th of October 2018. Interested stakeholders are kindly requested to register via the link https://nira.org.ng/blogger.  Since this is a community event, the door is open for other stakeholders and sponsors who want to be a part of the programme. There will be speaking opportunities as well as the opportunity to take on booths, to exhibit products and services. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the summit, please email admin@nira.org.ng. We look forward to your participation in the event.
ICANN 63

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
http://ngnog.forum.org.ng/register.html
 
The ngNOG secretariat can be reached via email ngnog@forum.org.ng 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


AFRINIC-29 will hold from 26th to 30th November 2019 at Tunis, Tunisia.
You can register online. at: https://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-29
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