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A Message From The President

June 7, 2018                       Volume 6 No. 135

NIRA’s EU GDPR implementation is directly tied to CoCCA, to the Registry Software that NIRA runs. CoCCA, in its EU GDPR compliance roadmap had earlier customized its Registry Software in compliance with the EU GDPR and held several discussions with its clients, including NIRA to verify this compliance.
We are confident that the software version that we currently run, in which we are able to set the basic parameters for EU registrars and registrants, is compliant with the basic rules, and we are assured that from time to time, there will be reviews of what has been implemented.

NiRA Accredited Registrars are still expected to provide relevant details with the applications for domain name registrations. The technical and billing information for these set of registrars and registrants are no longer displayed via WHOIS lookup.





A blog is an online journal, with your latest stories appearing first. You can also blog photographs. As you have possibly noticed, society is very supportive of creative individuals. People have become creative, turned blogging into an enviable source of income. Many people blog and has turned blogging also into a necessary marketing tool. It is quite easy to start a blog of your business website. It is necessary to keep your blog updated with fresh and relevant content that will interest people to visit your website and thereby help and keep your business ranking high in search results.  There are several basic tips to adopt to keep your blog interesting and engaging.



.NG Domain Name Active Domains as at 31st May 2018
In the last two years, the rate of .ng domain name registrations has almost doubled. Yet the rate of renewals is not so encouraging especially at the third level.
In the month of May 2018, the total number of domain names registered (fresh registration and renewals) was 7,775 whilst for April 2018, the total domain name registrations (fresh registration and renewals) was 7,219. And in comparison, for May 2017, this figure stands at 6,154.
2017 Nigeria Cyber Security Report!

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”.

Clean Up Exercise on Quarantined Resources

AFRINIC initiated a clean-up exercise on the quarantined resources that had reached the end of the Quarantine period in March 2018. AFRINIC reported the deletion of all related objects from the AFRINIC WHOIS database for the returned or reclaimed IPv4 address space and keep it in quarantine for twelve months or as long as the space is globally routed. The clean-up exercise ensured that these resources were not visible in the global routing table nor have associated objects in other Internet Routing Registry (IRR) databases at the time this article is published.
As a result, the under-listed resources were moved from the reserved pool to available pool in April 2018.
  • 618,496 /32 IPv4 addresses
  • 15 /32 IPv6 prefixes
  • 80 AS numbers

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) held a workshop on Thursday May 31st at NiRA Office Complex, for stakeholders to review the .GOV.NG Policy. The .GOV.NG policy guides and regulates the registration of the .GOV.NG domain names for the MDAs, Federal, State and Local Governments in Nigeria. NITDA used this opportunity to enlighten all on the current policy as well as receive contributions from the related stakeholders on how best to simply the process of registering domain names.


Date: 20th to 21st June 2018
Venue: Abuja International Conference Centre,
900 Herbert Macaulay Way, Area 11, Central Area, Abuja
To participate at the 2018 CPN IT ASSEMBLY, kindly register via the link

Date: 25th to 28th June 2018
Venue: Panama City
For more details, visit

2018 NIGF
This iis to inform you that the 2018 Edition of Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) holds on the 2nd and 3rd July at Shehu Musa Yaradua Center, Cental Business District Abuja
This year’s forum, with the theme, Internet: An enabler for good Governance’’, is focusing on multi-stakeholder dialogue on how the Internet will enable both E- governance and public governance in Nigeria. The outcome is expected to enhance consensus building among stakeholders on Internet Governance framework, address the most critical and evolving issues on Internet Governance and also advance the nation’s position at the regional and global IGF.
The 2018 edition of the NIGF will also feature hands-on experiences on Internet governance for the youths to build capacity in value creation and empowerment that the Internet presents with the theme “Internet for Opportunities, Value Creation and Empowerment” on the 2nd of July 2018 at Shehu Musa Yarádua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja.
To register online visit the website:

6th Africa DNS Forum

Date: 3rd to 5th July 2018
Venue: Cotonou, Benin

Date: 7th July 2018
Venue: Ikeja, Lagos
NiRA would host the 2018 .ng Awards on the 6th July 2018 in Lagos. The voting for nominated website hosted with .ng domain names had commenced on Thursday 10th May 2018. Voting would end by Friday, 22nd June 2018. We encourage all to participate in the voting exercise. Use link to cast your vote.

Celebrating 20 Years of Internet governance in Africa
July 06, 2018,
Cotonou, Republic of Benin.

Pierre Dandjinou , the Convenor AIG 2018, for the celebrative event has stated that they have firm patronage from the Ministry in charge of the digital economy of the Republic of Benin and that invitations have been sent to key partners namely the UNDP, Organisation de la Francophonie, USAID, ISOC, ICANN, AFRINIC, etc.
The sponsorship campaign has been launched and contributions and donations are being sought.
The pre-conference event of 5th July 2018 in the afternoon has been confirmed with a cultural tour from 14.00pm to 19.00 pm.
Conference agenda has been drafted and key panelists have been contacted - This event is being organized back to back with the 6th Africa DNS Forum organized by AFTLD, ICANN and other partners, and hosted by ARCEP (The telco regulator) of Benin.
Pierre Dandjinou Convenor, AIG 2018, stated that they are looking “forward to your firm confirmation of attendance (off list, to him copying and your contribution and donations.
“Again, the event is being organized by the African Internet community who should contribute to the overall budget by covering their own fees. Of course if/when the sponsorship permits, the organisers would consider a fellowship for a few participants. So, the organisers should be informed if you need any support (either for both the trip and accommodation or anyone of the two).

.ng Media College

Date: Friday 20th July 2018
Venue: NiRA Office Complex
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