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A Message From The President

August 16, 2018                       Volume 6 No. 140
Help us grow the numbers of .ng Domain Names

Your Association (NIRA) was founded as a stakeholder led organization, and it has the responsibility of managing the .ng ccTLD, Nigeria’s country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD). NIRA is made up of several constituencies or stakeholders such as the Accredited Registrars, End-users, Academia, Civil Society Service Providers and Members, who all make up the NiRA General Assembly.
The stakeholders all collaborate, share their knowledge, discoveries, solutions and innovations that contribute to the growth of .ng brand, the Association and by extension, the country at large. In the same vein, collective efforts are geared by all towards growing the .ng brand. These efforts are all guided by the member-approved policies.



Online Marketing Basics

Marketing is a major aspect of starting a business. It is a means of letting the public know about your business products and services. Marketing tends to create, keep and satisfy the needs of customers. It is a must do for every business that wants to keep growing. You must always reach out to your teeming clients.
There are diverse forms of marketing and each form is dependent on the kind of product, services or the budget of the business owner. One of the easiest and simplest forms of marketing apart from the traditional marketing is Online Marketing. This enables one to reach out to clients globally.
Online Marketing is the process of creating, delivering and communicating the value of products or services and making it relevant to customers so they can consider buying your products or services.
The basics of online marketing include:




The NIRA Academy mounted the second .ng Resellers Entrepreneurship Programme (REP) for 2018 at the NIRA Office Complex, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere Lagos on Tuesday 7th August 2018.
The REP is aimed at developing and training entrepreneurs & aspiring entrepreneurs in the Domain Name Industry. The training also provides insights into the vast opportunities that exist within the Domain Name Industry. Participants were encouraged to network with professionals within Industry. NiRA Accredited Registrars, Garanntor Nigeria and Radix Domains were present at the event.

On Monday, 4th June 2018, the 2017 Nigeria Cyber Security Report was launched at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. This is the second edition of the Nigeria Cyber Security Report. This launch was by Demadiur in partnership with the E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) and Serianu Limited Kenya. The presentations and deliberations gave new insights on how Cyber Security challenges can be tackled.
The report contains various articles on Home Security, Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security trends, and Industry risk ranking, by various contributors. The theme of this edition is “Demystifying Africa’s Cyber Security Poverty Line”.

Call for Fellowships for AFRINIC-29

AFRINIC is offering fellowships for the AFRINIC-29 meeting, which would hold in Tunis, Tunisia from 26th to 30th November 2018.  The fellowship is reserved for individuals representing small organisations, universities and the media. These individuals must be actively involved in Internet operations and development or ICT policies in their countries. The fellow is expected to positively and actively contribute to IP address management awareness in the AFRINIC service region.
ICANN64 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has launched the application round for applicants interested in participating in the ICANN64 Public Meeting through the Fellowship Program. ICANN64 will hold 9th to 14th March 2019 in Kobe, Japan. The deadline to apply is 3 September 2018. Successful candidates will be announced on ICANN website by the 12th of November 2018.



The 38th GITEX Technology Week will hold 14th to 18th October 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre.  The One week will showcase the global technology and innovation.  For Tech driven startups wishing to be sponsored by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), register via the link: Registration closes by the 25th August 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.

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