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A Message From The President

April 28, 2016                       Volume 4 No. 80

NiRA Annual General Meeting is here again!

At the inception of my tenure as NiRA President, I made the commitment that we will increase our outreach and improve the quality of registration and membership services at NiRA. I am sure you will agree with me that we have walked the talk.
We will hold the 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) tomorrow, 29th April 2016, at the NiRA Office Complex. This is the first AGM I will be presiding over as your President. I am sure you are ready to join us tomorrow, to direct the affairs of our dear organization.
Looking back in the last year, all I see is progress, support and commitments of unified entities. As we hold this 8th AGM, it is important for us to note the following:

  • The Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2015 together with the report of the Auditor thereon, would be presented.
  • The Business Plan and Budget for the financial year ending December 31, 2016 would be presented.
  • The election of a Member of the Executive Board of Directors for a vacant post will take place.
You may wish to follow this link For all the details of the AGM.




By OLASEHINDE VICTOR MOBOLUWARIN,   SCI/2014/1207, Student of Federal University Dutsin-Ma.
Imagine a student given admission by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board of Nigeria (JAMB) into the FEDERAL UNIVERSITY DUTSINMA KATSINA STATE NIGERIA. On getting the admission letter he decided to embark on the registration guideline process in the United States of America. After some period of time, he was deported because the admission given to him was in Nigeria and not in the United States of America. Yes! He wasted his time because he was not guided through the right path. However, all was not lost as he can start afresh.
Technically this is applicable to private, commercial organizations with established companies in Nigeria but their domain name not reflecting their national identity i.e. the country in which they operate. Many of the companies are using domain names with a ".com” outside their country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD). Some companies have their domain name as They should be using domain names with the ".ng" string. How can they go about transformation or switchto ".ng" domain name? This is where (NIRA) comes into the scene.



AFRINIC Call for Nominations for Co-Chair of the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG)
The AFRINIC NomCom 2016 recently invited nominations for 1 Co-Chair of the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) for a 2-year term.  PDWG co-chairs are volunteers selected by the community as provided for in the current Policy Development Process (PDP).
The nomination is open to individuals residing within the AFRINIC service region.  All nominations (including self-nominations) must be supported by a minimum of two AFRINIC community members and the two individuals must not work for the same organization.
A person may only nominate one candidate - and, in case of multiple nominations by the same person, only the last nomination will be considered valid. AFRINIC or other Regional Internet Registries (RIR) staff can neither nominate candidates nor be nominated.
All nominations should be submitted by 1959 UTC+4 on 15th May 2016 and the election will take place during the AFRINIC24 meeting scheduled to happen in Gaborone, Botswana from 4th to 10th June 2016. An eligible voter shall be any non-AFRINIC staff who has registered to attend (and is present at) the AFRINIC24 meeting.  For more details,

ICANN 57 Fellowship Application Round
lCANN has launched the application round for those interested in participating at the ICANN57 Meeting through the Fellowship Program. The Meeting will be held 29th October to 4th November 2016.
The ICANN Fellowship program seeks those who are interested in or already engaged in various components of Internet Governance (specifically ICANN's work in Policy Building, 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 base of knowledgeable constituents to engage in the ICANN Multi-stakeholder process and become the new voice of experience in their regions and on the global stage.
Priority is given to those who are from developing nations and those who may not be able to self-fund to attend an ICANN Meeting without ICANN Fellowship.
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Annual General Meeting

Date: 29th April 2016
Venue: NiRA Office Complex,
8 Funsho Williams Avenue,
Iponri, Surulere, Lagos.
Time: 11:00am

Workshop on Emerging Issues in the DNS Industry (ICANN Event)
Date: 9th to 10th May 2016
Venue: Meikles Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe

Advanced Registry Operators Course, Gaborone Botswana
Date: May 30 - Jun 05, 2016
Communication Regulatory Authority

Africa Internet Summit 2016
(Workshop and Meetings)

Date: 29th May to 10th June 2016
Venue: Gaborone, Botswana

Date: 27th to 30th June 2016
Venue: Finlandia Hall Ltd, Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

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