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A Message From The President

January 21, 2015                       Volume 4 No. 73

Someone is enjoying some shade today, because someone planted a tree in the past! 

Thirty students of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), Katsina State and their lecturers paid a visit to NIRA on 12th January 2016, as part of their academic visit to Lagos.  This is part of the curriculum of the student’s academic year at the 300 level.  The students were exposed to the rudiments of the DNS industry, the business of becoming a Registrar/Reseller as well as NiRA’s policies and operations.

NiRA is committed to grooming entrepreneurs in the DNS industry, and does not hesitate exposing Nigerian students to the different areas of the DNS Industry and how they can apply the knowledge gained in and outside the University environment. We look forward to more opportunities that will actualize our plans and passion for increasing the quality of Education in Nigeria, which we believe will directly impact on the awareness of the .ng brand. We are pleased that the FUDMA students enjoyed their trip to NiRA and we wish them the best in their academic pursuits.
 Group picture of the student of FUDSI-MA, their lecturers and NiRA staff




Businesses invest huge sums of money on improving and promoting their websites. Competition on the Internet is on the increase as many website owners try to popularize their sites, their products and services, and also strive to be known as the most visited website. While some may invest huge money so as to make it to the top of the ranking, others may invest less and still rank well. It all depends on the effort and skills used. Access to information, creativity and innovation contribute immensely in improving website rankings.


Nomination For ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Targeted for ICANN 56
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) seeks a provider to conduct a study on the domain name industry in Africa.  The goal of the study is to identify and define the strengths and weaknesses in the industry ICANN had announced the opening of the nomination period for ICANN's Multistakeholder Ethos Award. This is an award program that was launched in June 2014 in London, which seeks to annually recognize long-standing community members who have served in leadership roles in multiple ICANN working groups or committees, and demonstrated collaboration with different Supporting Organizations and/or Advisory Committees.
The Multistakeholder Ethos Award recognizes ICANN participants who have deeply invested in consensus-based solutions, acknowledging the importance of ICANN's multistakeholder model of Internet governance, and contributed in a substantive way to the higher interests of ICANN's organization and its community.
The nomination period for community nominees closes on 12 March 2016. Community members are encouraged to submit their nomination by an email to 
Award recipient(s) will be announced in June 2016 at ICANN56 Panama City.
For more insights on the award program, please consult the ICANN Community Wiki.


.ng Reseller Training

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

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.

Africa Internet Summit 2016 (Workshop and Meetings)

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

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