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A Message From The President

December 21, 2017                       Volume 5 No. 123
Season’s Greetings!

This eNewsletter is the 123rd and also the last edition in 2017. I say a big thank you to everyone reading our newsletters, we appreciate your support in moving the .ng brand forward. My prayer is that God will bless and reward all our efforts, Amen.

We are now in the yuletide season and it is time to take stock, while being joyous and merry. This is the time of the year to send and receive good wishes. My warmest wishes to all; NiRA Stakeholders, Members, affiliates, Trustees, my fellow Directors and all the supporters of the .ng brand.

The year 2017 was eventful! We started the year with the activities of the ICANN Government Advisory Committee (GAC) for Law Enforcement Agencies, LCCI Organising committee and completed the year with the AFRINIC-27 event that we hosted in Lagos.  NiRA’s involvement in all these activities and events were to create and enhance awareness for the .ng brand specifically, and enhance the image of Nigeria within the International Community. The feedbacks are very encouraging.
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TECH SPEAK

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. 

The Registry 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.

Registrars 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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NEWS

MORE IMAGES OF AFRINIC-27
Recall the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words”? We have many memorable images of AFRINIC-27 and we are letting the pictures speak for themselves. These pictures would convey the messages more than words- the active participation of the delegates and the success of AFRINIC-27.
NITDA reiterates calls for the patronage of Nigerian Data Centers
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.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Event Dates: 10th to 15th March 2018
Event Location: Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico
Meeting Website: https://meetings.icann.org/en/sanjuan61.
Host Website: https://icann61.pr.
Register: Sign up to attend ICANN61 Now!
 


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