Domain name auction is among the top.ng growth and awareness programmes scheduled by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) in 2018.
The Nigerian domain name system administrator have in the past organized events, participated in several events and embarked on projects in the bid to create awareness and keep the .ng brand in the subconscious mind of Nigerians and the entire world.
However, the potentials of creating a .ng domain name are numerous and had been highlighted.
“The .ng domain name string”, says President, NIRA Executive Board, Rev’d Sunday Folayan, “can be used in many creative ways, to create domain names such as action (doing) verbs.
“This year, we will be auctioning some premium and reserved domains names to the highest bidders as we delve more into the awareness programmes for the growth of the .ng brand. These programmes would take NiRA to the six geopolitical zones of our country, reaching out to the people, to project our culture and heritage as well as get as many SMEs as possible online.
“The Domain Name System (DNS) industry has become increasingly central for many businesses on the global scene and it is now booming within the country. The NiRA Academy, would also conduct more training programmes that would empower the youth on employment opportunities and self-reliance.
“We believe that the potentials of Nigerians in places outside Lagos and the FCT should be identified and explored. We must now consciously create the opportunities for these other regions to come online and exhibit their potentials, their talents and products.
“We cannot do any of these things alone, it requires the input and efforts of all stakeholders. When you are called to be a part of any of these awareness programmes, please join us to make the necessary impact that will project the .ng brand and ultimately grow our economy”, he said.