Abuja - Thousands of sites registered in the local internet domain name,
.ng, are inactive, President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association, Mary
According to her, so far 60 000 companies and government
agencies had registered with the domain name.
She however added that out of these, less than 50 000
She urged individuals and businesses to take advantage of
the local domain name, saying the Domain Name Space (DNS) industry was a
multibillion naira business which was yet to be tapped by Nigerians.
“By registering just 1 000 firms or individuals on the
.ng domain for just
N100 000 per annum, a Nigerian domain name reseller will
make N10 billion income,” Uduma said during a presentation at the Africa Domain
Name System Forum in Abuja.
Earlier, ICT Minister, Omobola Johnson said that
government had made it compulsory for all government ministries, agencies and
departments to transact their businesses online through government portal by
She said this would make it easier for Nigerians outside
Abuja or the state capitals to connect with officials online without having to
be present physically.
She said the approach will reduce corruption and also
help to decongest the cities as well as bring governance closer to the people.
Johnson r also said that government has already begun the
process for getting Nigeria covered with broadband to make e-governance hitch
- CAJ News
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