Uptake of Nigeria’s Internet domain names have continued to rise totaling over 33,000 at August this year, according to the nation’s online real estate managers.
The Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA) says with the registration of 3,007 new domain names, 1,567 renewals and 11 domain name transfers in August 2016, the total domain name registrations and transfers under the .ng platform from January to August 2016 now numbers 33,191.
NIRA says in a recent media post that domain name registration under .ng, the country-code domain name system for Nigeria, has continued to witness steady improvement, noting that the domain names registered in August 2016 is more than double the registrations in August 2014 and far more than the registration in August 2015.
According to NIRA, Nigerians have proven to be patriotic and willing to adapt in the adoption of the .ng brand, noting that from January to August 2016, there were a total of 20,816 fresh domain registrations and 12,375 domain renewals, making a total of 33,191 domain names.
“We do acknowledge that the adoption of the .ng brand is on the increase. This is very evident with the advertisements one sees on newspapers, magazines, buses, cars, delivery vehicles, billboards, scooters, tricycles, etc.
“Nigerians have proven again that they are patriotic, business minded, trendy, fashionable and are willing to adapt. They have recognized the essence and beauty of online business, branding and marketing and have embraced the phenomena of digital marketing. You won’t believe the worth and style of business that companies with its domain names ace.ng, ace.com.ng have contributed to online business in Nigeria,” says NIRA.
NIRA also revealed that it has accredited five more Registrars in 2016, making a total of 56 NiRA Accredited Registrars now actively carrying out registrations on NiRA’s platform.