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A Message From The President

December 7, 2017                       Volume 5 No. 122
AFRINIC-27, 100,000+  .ng domain names and still counting!

The Yuletide is here, Compliments of the Season! Indeed these are happy times in NIRA and Nigeria.
Let me on your behalf, thank the Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, ably represented by Mr. Tope Fashedemi the Director, E-Government in the Ministry, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umaru Danbatta, ably represented by Mr. Haru Alhassan, the Director General/CEO National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, ably represented by Dr. Abdullahi Gambo Usman, for honoring our invitation to attend AFRINIC-27.



Marketing Tools for your New Business
As the year winds down and the New Year is approaching, it is normal to see new businesses spring up. Ideas conceived for the Festival Season need to be promoted and made visible. 
For a new business to succeed during this period and in the New Year, there are digital marketing tools that the business owner and entrepreneur need to take cognizance of. You are just about ready to announce your new business to the world. To do that, you need to put together your marketing toolkit to spread online and in person, the word about the new business.
Every new business must have a competitive edge.  In this new era, you must advertise your business online to reach out to millions of potential customers and have a sound online marketing plan. At this time of the year when the market is booming, you must have a strategy that will leverage on the power of social media platforms, making use of the search engine optimizers to drive traffic to your website and give you the desired competitive edge.


Participants from various countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean gathered at the Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos from 27th November to 1st December, 2017 for the 27th conference of the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) dubbed AFRINIC-27, with the theme: “Taking the African Internet to the Next Level through Policy, Collaboration and Education”. The conference was hosted by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).
They stressed the need for more collaboration among African countries to boost the Internet economy and called for improved local hosting of Internet traffic. This, they claimed would help to support Internet development in Africa and boost the economy. According to them, with right policy and efficient infrastructure in place, traffic meant for Africa need not travel to either Europe or America before coming back to Africa.

 ICANN62 Fellowship Application
ICANN opened the Fellowship Program application round for ICANN62. ICANN62 is a Policy Forum, so this round is open only to Fellowship Program Alumni, those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship. The meeting is from 25th to 28th June 2018 in Panama City, Panama. The deadline to apply for the fellowship is 28th December 2017. Successful candidates will be announced on 9th March 2018 on
The ICANN Fellowship Program seeks out individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN's work in policymaking, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the program is to help create a broader and more diverse base of knowledgeable constituents who can engage in the ICANN multi-stakeholder process and become the new voices of experience in their regions and on the global stage.

.NG Domain Name Report as at November 2017

By 30th November 2017, there were 100,973 active .NG domain names. There were 6,254 domain registrations in November 2017, compared with 5,221 domain registrations in November 2016. 



Date: 18th to 21st December 2017
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland

Event Dates:
10th to 15th March 2018
Event Location: Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico
Meeting Website:
Host Website:
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