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A Message from The President

October 29, 2015                       Volume 3 No. 67

NiRA Executive Board of Directors had taken the bold initiatives to rebrand and project .ng. Knowing that appearances and perception are very important in our line of business, we have raised the profile of the .ng brand and galvanized the output of our mission and services at the NiRA Secretariat. I call on all to join in this effort to grow the number of .ng domain names. It is our National resource, our property, let us support and promote it. Let us adopt the .ng brand as our online Identity.
As part of our continuous business development strategy and being true to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plans of youth empowerment, NiRA has introduced “.NG Scout (NGS)”.  The NGS will create awareness of the .ng identity for Nigerians and achieve growth in the usage and acquisition of .ng domain name. This would further create rapid economic growth and jobs through envisaged increase in the number of resellers, registrars, hosting companies, web designers/developers, app developers, etc.




Usefulness of Premium Domain Names to Online Brands

Considering the world economy at this present age, business owners strive to promote their brands and maximize profit. They engage in value based product development as they prefer to invest on products that will yield great and positive results, regardless of the initial cost. The .NG Premium domain names have proven to be worthwhile investment for proper and adequate online branding.

Premium domain names are domain names that can be valued way above the normal registration fee. This is domain name investing. Many speculators or ‘domainers’ invest their time researching and their money buying premium domain names that are already registered and owned by someone or by registry operator but could be available for sale. These names include common words or search terms which can give your business that unique and easy-to-remember identity on cyber space. Some examples of these names are:,,,, etc. They are more expensive than a normal domain name at the second level.



ICANN 54 Wrap up
At ICANN 54, in Dublin, the ICANN Head of Communications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa interviewed the ICANN Board Chairman Steve Crocker and ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé. They discussed about the new Board members, the progress made on the IANA Transition, the two-year anniversary of the new gTLD program, the Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) program and ICANN55.   

NiRA Resource Centre Attractions

The Training Hall, Conference Room and Cafeteria at NiRA, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Surulere, Lagos, are available for hire to NiRA Stakeholders and members for corporate events, such as training, board meeting, business breakfast, business luncheon and related business fora in the Domain Name Business.


5th International Domain Name Conference 2015


Date: 4th & 5th November 2015
Venue: Forum de Grenelle, 5 rue de la Croix-Nivert, Paris.

Secure Registry Operators Course

Date: Nov 09 - Nov 13, 2015
Venue: Zambia


Date: 10th to 13th November 2015

 Venue: João Pessoa, Brazil

eNigeria 2015

Date: 17th to 19th November 2015


Date: 28 November to 4 December 2015
Venue: Hotel Azur Le Gilbert's, Pointe Noire, Congo.
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