Abuja - The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) said it
was targeting about 250 percent increase in the .ng domain name adoption in the
The association said the patronage of the .ng domain name
had improved significantly from about 2 000 in 2009 to its current 50 000
registered users, which spurred its target.
The body said it was poised to pursue an aggressive
awareness campaign next year to further increase the number of users of the
Speaking at a forum in Lagos, the president of the group,
Mary Uduma, said part of the strategy to increase the .ng usage was to give out
100 000 free domain names next years to commemorate Nigeria's centenary
She said the initiative would help propagate the use of
the local content domain name by Nigerians.
Udoma also disclosed that an agreement had been reached
to have all states and local governments with the .ng domain before the second
quarter of 2014.
She noted that considerations are seriously being looked
into the renewal fee of the N50 000 registrars which had been raised as an
“In 2014 we are also going to engage the media more and
the free domain fiesta is also a major channel which strongly has a great
import for public internet of Nigeria and global internet communities,” Udoma
– CAJ News