Nigeria: .ng domains hit 100,000 registrations

20 October 2017


The adoption and use of the Country Code Top Level Domain name (ccTLD), Nigeria’s .ng, has seen a significant rise in the country with registrations for the service hitting 100, 000. The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) revealed these numbers as they made a courtesy visit to Rutam House, headquarters of The Guardian newspaper, on 12 October 2017, according to a report by The Guardian NG.

NiRa believes that the steady increase in the adoption of .ng domains points towards the increasing trend of a gradual decline in the patronage of foreign domain names by individuals and businesses in Nigeria. This goes against what had become the norm over the years and had subsequently resulted in an increased capital flight from the economy, something which has been a focus of the The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP).

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