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A Message From The President

6th July, 2017                       Volume 5 No. 111

The African DNS Market and echos of ICANN 59.

I led the NiRA delegation to the just concluded ICANN 59 Public Meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26th to 29th June 2017. Because the meeting held in Africa, more focus was on our continent of Africa and the activities. 
 
The Government Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN met and all sessions were conducted as open meetings. The discussions hovered around 2-character country codes at the second level, DNS abuse mitigation, geographical names as Top-Level Domains, etc. All the sessions were educative and interactive.
 

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TECH SPEAK


THE DARK WEB: THE LAND OF HIDDEN SERVICES
 

In 2014, according to Internet Live Stats, the World Wide Web passed the one billion website benchmark and the number keeps growing every second. By 4th July 2017, there were 1.2billion websites worldwide. The publishers of these over billion websites compete for search engine relevance and the attention of nearly 3.6 billion Internet users.  There is another part of the Web, however, where publishers and visitors want to navigate websites and conduct business transactions in secret. This is the Dark Web, a land of hidden services, where leaving no tracks and preserving anonymity are valued over search engine rankings and web experience personalization.
 

The Dark Web

The Dark Web is an important part of the Internet ecosystem. It allows for the publication of websites and the dissemination of information without revealing the publisher’s identity or location. The Dark Web is only accessible through services such as Tor. Many users use Tor and similar services as a means to provide freedom of expression and association, access to information, and the right to privacy.

The Deep Web

The Deep Web is the collection of all websites that are not indexed by search engines. Some Deep Websites are unconventional marketplaces that offer a disturbing range of products or services. You can buy or broker illegal drugs, weapons, counterfeit goods, stolen credit cards or breached data, digital currencies, malware, national identity cards or passports. You can contract digital or criminal services, ranging from spam campaigns to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Novices can even purchase eBooks that explain how to attack websites, steal identities or otherwise profit from illegal activities.


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NEWS



Within June 2017, there are a total of 5,831 fresh domain name registrations. This figure is more than the June 2016 registrations of 4,453. This is a remarkable improvement in the year to year comparison. The total number of active domain names is on the increase.  By 30th June 2017, there are 90,969 active .ng domain names. We have also noted the increase in the number of applicants who wish to become NiRA Accredited Registrars. Kindly click the link below for detailed information on how to become a .ng Accredited Registrar http://nira.org.ng/become-a-registrar





             

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CPN 2017 IT PROFESSIONAL ASSEMBLY

The Computer Professionals (Registration Council of) Nigeria hosted the 2017 IT Professional Assembly with the theme “IT for good governance and economic transformation”. The event which took place at the Abuja International Conference Center from Wednesday, 28th June to Thursday, 29th June, 2017 was attended by various dignitaries and senior Information Technology (IT) officials; and featured many seasoned speakers in the Information Technology profession.
The annual CPN Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly is a conference of Information Technology practitioners, decision makers and IT stakeholders in Nigeria. The Assembly provided opportunities for key players in the industry to dynamically discuss and strategize on evolving and challenging issues in Information Technology in order to come up with recommendations and decisions that will impart positively on the industry and the nation.
NiRA representatives and NiRA Accredited Registrars, exhibited at the event and provided a platform for participants to engage and register their .ng domain name.


NITEC 2017
Nigeria International Technology & Exhibition Conference (NITEC 2017) held successfully on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at Sheraton Lagos Hotel. The event lived up to its billing, the youth trooped out in high number to participate at the NITEC 2017, wanting to showcase the best of the technology ecosystem and discuss innovation. NiRA Accredited registrars were on ground to provide domain name registration services and hosting opportunities. NiRA utilizes every opportunity to showcase its business partners and ensure the growth of the .ng brand.
 

At the forthcoming Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) scheduled to hold from the 10th – 13th July, 2017 in Kaduna, NiRA Academy would facilitate for two days, at a training workshop for Law Enforcement Agents on DNS Abuse and the role of the Law Enforcement Agents. All are invited. For more details on NIGF 2017, please click on the link https://www.nigf.org.ng/index.php/nigf-2017/nigf-2017-press-release
 

Upcoming Events


 



Date: 
10th to 13th July2017

Venue: Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Hall,
Muhammad Murtala Square,
Race Course Road, Kaduna State, Nigeria
https://www.nigf.org.ng/

ICTEL EXPO 2017

Date: 25th to 27th July 2017
Venue: Eko Hotels & Suites, Adetokunbo Ademola St, Lagos, Nigeria


Date: 26-28 July 2017
Venue: Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel
 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 



Date: 
10th to 13th July2017

Venue: Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Hall,
Muhammad Murtala Square,
Race Course Road, Kaduna State, Nigeria
https://www.nigf.org.ng/

ICTEL EXPO 2017

Date: 25th to 27th July 2017
Venue: Eko Hotels & Suites, Adetokunbo Ademola St, Lagos, Nigeria


Date: 26-28 July 2017
Venue: Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel
 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 

 Date: 31st July to 5th August 2017
Venue: University Of Uyo, Ikpa Rd, Uyo


Date: 28 Oct - 3 Nov 2017
Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates


Date: November 2017
Venue: Lagos
 

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