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NiRA launches initiative towards slashing price of .ng domain name

NiRA is responsible for maintaining the database of registered names in the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace…

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Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), which is the registry for .ng Internet Domain Name, has launched plans to reduce the price of .NG domain Names.  

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President of NiRA, Muhammed Rudman

NiRA is responsible for maintaining the database of registered names in the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace in the public interest of Nigeria and global internet community.

.ng is Nigeria’s identity on the Internet. Like our currency, the Naira and our dialling code +234, .ng is the official ICANN approved ccTLD for Nigeria, which is globally recognized and accepted.

In January 2017, NiRA publicly declared a mechanism to be used for reducing prices of .ng domain names based on the number of actual .ng domain registrations at the second level, so as to stimulate the uptake of the .ng domain name string and demystify the perception that .ng domain names are expensive.

This mechanism which is known as the “NiRA Price Charter” has been beneficial in reducing the price of .ng domain names for over three years now.

However, in the light of the challenges being faced by many businesses in the COVID-19 era, NiRA desired to support businesses that require to take their products and services online.

NiRA therefore offers, as a palliative in these tough times and in an effort to promote Nigerian businesses online, to make these businesses more competitive and available, an opportunity for all to register non-premium second level .ng domain names at a largely discounted price, for a limited period of three (3) months.

As NiRA operates the 3-R model (registry/registrar/registrant) of operations, members of the public are encouraged to contact participating NiRA Accredited Registrars for the registration of non-premium .ng domain names at the second level at the promo price and take advantage of this opportunity. There are terms and conditions attached to this promo.

This .ng promotion is billed to commence on the 24th of August 2020 and shall run for 3 (three) months to end on the 21st of November 2020.

This is a very great opportunity for Nigerians especially start-ups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to take their business online and make their presence felt online.