NiRA reduces the price of .ng domain names by more than 40%
By Chinenye Anuforo, [email protected]
Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has reduced the price of the “.ng” domain by more than 40%.
NiRA is responsible for maintaining the database of names registered in the .ng country code top-level domain (ccTLD) namespace in the public interest of Nigeria and the global Internet community.
Like the currency, naira and dialing code +234, .ng is Nigeria’s online identity.
Domains registered on this domain chain therefore have several advantages, including geographic targeting and reduced capital flight, as well as contributing to the local economy.
Many efforts have been made by NiRA, the managers of .ng on behalf of the Nigerian government, to continually increase access to .ng domains, for the promotion of online expertise and businesses.
NiRA partners with over 70 accredited companies, known as registrars, and runs empowerment programs for resellers (which are even closer to the grassroots) to make these domain names more available .
In recent times, initiatives such as the ability for domain names registered with errors to be corrected within 24 hours at no cost to the registrant as well as the opening of previously closed .ng strings such as .net.ng have dramatically increased the number of businesses that can make themselves available online using a .ng domain.
This month, in addition to the above, the NiRA Board of Directors approved the reduction of the price of .ng domains to the second level, further encouraging the public to register .ng domains.
The Nigerian internet space has gone wild with this new development, with NiRA-accredited registrars sending messages to their customers that the price of .ng domains has now come down.
According to NiRA Chairman, Mr. Muhammed Rudman, the price reduction of around 40% furthers the government’s agenda towards growing Nigeria’s digital economy, overseen by Prof. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and the digital economy.
Rudman explained that NiRA operates a 3-R (registry/registry/registrant) operations model and encouraged members of the public to take advantage of the price reduction and contact NiRA-accredited registrars for registration. of non-premium .ng domain names.
He added that “in the coming days, as more and more accredited registrars update their various platforms, the price reduction on the purchase of .ng domain names would have the effect desired to increase the number of active .ng domains online, promoting the nation’s online identity.
Mr. Toba Obaniyi, Managing Director of WhoGoHost Limited, an accredited .ng registrar, also advised businesses to adopt the domain name.
“The importance of a domain name to your digital identity cannot be overstated. “Interestingly, Google has both com.ng and .ng, extensions indicating a forward-looking company. We need to embrace Nigerian products to increase the strength of the naira,” he said.
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