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Nigeria Recorded 76,907 Active Domains On .NG in 2016 — NiRA.

NiRA, the registry for .ng Internet Domain Names, has been condemned by a lot of Nigerians for selling .ng domains at one of the most expensive rates of any domain in the world. The cheapest a .ng domain sells for by companies listed on the NIRA website is N13,500/year:
With most sites selling domains for the one year lease as high as $99 and up to $600.

Despite this, NiRA reported that the active domains in the country in 2016 reached 76,907 doubling the 33,752 recorded in 2015 and 31,542 recorded in 2014.
According to the President of NiRA, Rev. Sunday Afolayan:

There is always a lull in Domain Name Registrations and Renewals at the Registry in the last month of the year.
“The increase in domain name registration is more noticeable when viewed across the different years. The domain names registered and renewed in December 2016 is more than the registrations in December 2015 and almost doubled the registration in November 2014.

Moving forward, NIRA hopes to further ramp up the awareness for .com.ng and .ng domain names by exploiting Internationalized domain names (IDNs) in the three main Nigerian languages (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba); Introduction of Domain Name System (DNS)  in the Nigerian educational curriculum; Appointment of .ng ambassadors from the Business and Art world, to name a few.
H/T: NCW

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10 comments on “Nigeria Recorded 76,907 Active Domains On .NG in 2016 — NiRA.

  1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I HOPE THE COMPANY WILL CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD AND PUSH THE .NG DOMAIN TO WORLD HEIGHTS.
    BUY NIGERIA, GROW NIGERIA…

  2. Nerdy addict says:

    Nice! I’m thinking of migrating to a dotcom.ng soon! #patroit 💯 ✌

    1. Titi says:

      I still don’t get why the .ng domains are so expensive despite reading articles that state the reason. Wouldn’t it be good for nira to reduce the price so as to encourage patronage? 😕

  3. Ige Ebima says:

    Can only consider buying one till the price is reduced to #55 per domain ,yes N55

  4. pWilliams says:

    good one….I only wish they would reduce the price

  5. Darmie Payne says:

    I use a .ng domain and i got mine for 20k. For your live traffic updates visit http://www.trafficator.ng

  6. Victor Molokwu says:

    .com is the bomb, Renewable every year for only N3000, will move to .ng When the mgt of Nira has acquired common sense.

    1. N3000? From which provider?

  7. Rotimi Popoola says:

    Cool 1

  8. aabdoo says:

    The number of registrant will quadruple of .ng domains are sold for the same price as .com.

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