The 3R Model of the DNS Industry
The 3R Model, operated by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has contributed to the development of the Domain Name System (DNS) Industry in Nigeria and Africa. The 3R model is made up of the Registry, Registrars and Registrants. Each of the “R” in the model plays a very important role in the DNS industry.
is the organization charged with the responsibility of managing and maintaining the database of all domain names and the infrastructure that support the registration of domain names at the top level. NiRA
, the manager of the Nigeria’s country code Top Level Domain Name (ccTLD) .ng, operates the Registry.
are organizations accredited by domain Registries, like NiRA, to carry out domain registration activities on their behalf. A Registrar accepts domain registration requests and reserves the domain for the Registrant at the registry (for example .ng ccTLD). Since domain name registration is a service oriented business, interested organizations constantly apply to become accredited with the Registry. For instance, NiRA currently has 63 accredited registrars
that carry out .ng domain names registration activities on behalf of registrants.
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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is a Federal Government Agency created in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy and coordinate general IT development and regulation in the country. Specifically, Section 6(a & c) of the Act establishing the Agency mandates it to create a framework for the planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices, activities and systems in Nigeria; and render advisory services in all information technology matters to the public and private sectors.