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A Message From The President

April 12, 2018                       Volume 6 No. 131
NIRA is moving. From the 1st Premium Auction to the 2018 AGM

We can now say with confidence that the first .ng premium domain name auction concluded successfully because the winners have all paid what they bidded for the premium domain names. We auctioned 5 premium names and the bids were all successful.
 
Though we had envisaged more participation from members of the public, the activities of those who participated in the bidding process was quite interesting. We have learnt a lot from this Auction, and will certainly improve on the experience when next we put names up for Auction.
 
The nomination process for the 2018 .ng Awards is still ongoing. The time period for nominations has been extended to midnight of Monday 30th April, 2018, to allow the active participation of the public and accommodate more nominations. Please nominate individuals and organizations who are worthy of the awards, based on laid down criteria. Visit the Awards nomination platform “http://nira.org.ng/nomination” to do so. All nominations must have .ng domains and the domain names must have been registered and active for at least 6 months.
The 2018 .ng Awards would hold on the 6th of July 2018. Plan to be there. It will be an experience.

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TECH SPEAK

The Working of Domain Names
The Workings of Domain Names
When a domain name is typed into a universal resource locator (URL) space of a browser, what happens might seems like a magic, because you may have wondered how after typing in a few characters, a website suddenly appears. Really, what transpired at the backend is more than magic, it is the Domain Name System (DNS) technology at work.
 
If you ever wondered how domains work, or what really goes on behind the scenes? Read on!
 
What Is a Domain Name?
A domain name is a unique identity in the cyberspace, a registered presence on the Internet. The content that makes up your website (photos, blog posts, font files, etc.) are your website files. These website files are hosted on servers and these servers are only recognized by IP addresses. Your IP address will be a string of numbers. Your IP address is an identification number that allows one computer to communicate with other over the internet.

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NEWS

.NG Domain Name Active Domains as at 31st March 2018

The monthly rate of growth of the domain name registrations is encouraging. In March 2018, there were 7,319 newly registered domain names as against the 6,797 registrations done at the same time in 2017. Altogether, there were 89,009 active domain names at the third level and another 19,590 active domain names at the second level, making a total of 108,599 active domains all together.

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NCC 83RD Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP)
The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) team was in attendance at the just concluded 83rd Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) hosted by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at Digital Bridge Institute, Cappa, Oshodi, Lagos on 5th of April, 2018.
The event was attended by stakeholders in the Telecom industry, which include the consumers, NCC, Service providers, Consumer Advocacy Groups, etc.
The theme for the 83rd edition was “VALUE ADDED SERVICES AND ITS BENEFITS TO CONSUMERS”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

AFNOG WORKSHOP
Date: 29th April to 4th May 2018
Venue: Dakar, Senegal


Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2018
Date: 29th April to 11th May 2018
Venue: Dakar, Senegal


2018 Annual General Meeting

Time: 11:00am
Date: 30th April 2018
Venue: NiRA Office Complex,
8 Funsho Williams Avenue,
Iponri, Surulere, Lagos


Resellers Entrepreneurship Programme
Time: 9.00am
Date: Friday 16th May 2018
Venue: NiRA Office Complex,
8 Funsho Williams Avenue,
Iponri, Surulere, Lagos
 

Date: 25th to 28th June 2018
Venue: Panama City

6th Africa DNS Forum

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


Date: 7th July 2018
Venue: Ikeja, Lagos
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