The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), manager of the country’s Internet real estate says it registered 2,767 domain names at the end of June this year.
Reverend Sunday Folayan, President of NIRA says in addition to new registrations, 1,686 domain names were renewed while 96 domain names were transferred among Accredited Registrars of NiRA at mid-year 2016.
Folayan is pleased with the growing uptake of .ng domain name and says ”the rate of domain name registration is very encouraging when compared to previous statistics.”
According to him, NIRA recorded 14,966 registrations and 9,271 renewals of domain names count from January to June 2016.
In April 2016, NIRA recorded 2,436 domain name registrations, 1785 renewals and 134 domain name transfers. In May 2016, NiRA recorded 2,688 domain name registrations, 1,523 domain name renewals and 77 domain name transfers, he says.
”In addition to the price slashing, NIRA’s switchto.ng campaign yielded good result, as more government establishments and agencies have commenced the switchto.ng process in their various establishments”, Folayan adds.
”The campaign was canvassed at various ICT events by the various arms of Federal Ministry of Communications, including at the “Workshop on e-Government Masterplan 2020”.
The NiRA President says ”the association also adopted an agile, innovative, resourceful and targeted .ng media strategy, which would enhance the corporate image of .ng. The policy thrust was to drive the adoption of .ng, deepen the knowledge and visibility of .ng and create a veritable brand for .ng.”
For Folayan, “while NIRA strives to see Nigerians and their businesses online use the .ng, we all can support NIRA, and the nation at large, by heeding the clarion call to purchase and use our country’s code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).'”