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A Message From The President

November 10, 2016                       Volume 4 No. 94

Internet Governance is for everyone

The Internet works because of the cooperation and ingenuity of many people in a loosely defined management structure called the Internet Governance. The Internet is governed by a multi-stakeholder group in a conscious based bottom up process. It is private sector led while the government supports the initiative with a sound policies and guidelines. There is the need for more active participation of Nigerians in Internet Governance. It has been reported severally that there are over 92Million Nigerians online. This is bigger than the population of a number of countries. It is important that people should not be gagged but free to express themselves openly on the Internet but responsibly.

Currently in Nigeria, we have the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), facilitating stakeholders input into the National Internet Governance Policy, which serves as input into the West Africa IGF (WAIGF), which aims to promote Internet Governance issues in West Africa through the same multi-stakeholder process. The WAIGF serves as input into the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), where the African agenda is collated for input into the Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF).



Tips to Note to ensure timely renewal of your Domain Name
A domain name is an identification string within the Internet, the address that refers to your online identity. It advertises your business online. Without a domain name pointing to your website, people would not be able to locate your online business.
The expiration of a domain name, without you taking note, can lead to you losing ownership of the domain name, loss of faith and credibility of your business, loss of hours of hard work put into developing the site as well as the investment ensuring its high ranking in search engines. The diagram below portrays the Domain Name Life Cycle for .ng domain names.



Domain Names Registration Statistics for August, September and October 2016

Domain Name Registrations and Renewals at the Registry are on the increase, on month per month basis and year per year basis. The increase in domain name registration is more noticeable across the different years in comparison. The domain names registered and renewed in October 2016 (5,306) is more than the registration in October 2015 (3,450) and almost double the registration in October 2014 (2,717). 

The Nigerian Network Operators Group (ngNOG) Conference and workshop 2016 held on Monday 31st of October, to 5th November, 2016 respectively at RockRiew Royale hotel and Hotel Reno in Abuja.
During the Nigerian Network Operators Group (ngNOG) conference and workshop, the contributions of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) in the ICT ecosystem were highlighted and appreciated.

2016 ICANN Leadership Award Winners!
ICANN announced the recipients of the 2016 Leadership Awards. In years past, the award had recognized an individual in the community for extraordinary commitment to ICANN. This year, the leadership and dedication shown from many community members who contributed to a successful IANA stewardship transition made it impossible to select only one winner. The winners received the awards for their contributions at a festival ceremony in India.
This year's winners are: Alissa Cooper, Mohamed El Bashir and Patrik Fältström (IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group), Mathieu Weill, León Sánchez and Thomas Rickert (Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability), Lise Fuhr and Jonathan Robinson (Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions), Nurani Nimpuno and Izumi Okutani (
Numbering Resources: Consolidated Regional Internet Registry IANA Stewardship Proposal Team) and Marc Blanchet and Leslie Daigle (IANAPLAN Working Group).  The winners were recognized during the ICANN57 Opening Ceremony.
On the global scene, NiRA and the .ng brand were fully represented at the ICANN57 meeting held in Hyderabad, India. The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting has issued its communique, which is available for review via the link
ICANN receives input from governments worldwide through this advisory committee.

ITU Telecom World 2016
Date: 14th to 17th November 2016
Venue: Impact Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Date: 17th to 18th November 2016
Venue: Niamey Palais des Congres, Niamey, Niger

eNigeria Conference

Date: 22nd – 24th November, 2016
Theme: Leveraging on IT Innovation for Economic Diversification.
Venue: International Conference Centre, Abuja.


Venue: Sofitel Imperial Resort & Spa in Mauritius
Date: 25th to 30th November 2016.

Registrars Forum

Date: 2nd December 2016
Venue: NiRA Office Complex
8, Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri,
Surulere, Lagos.


Date: 6th to 9th December 2016
Theme: Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
Venue: Guadalajara, Mexico

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