NIRA Registered 22,113 .ng Domain Names In 2015

NIRA Registered 22,113 .ng Domain Names In 2015

The President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NIRA, Sunday Folayan, on Sunday said a total of 22,113 .ng domain names were registered in 2015.Mr. Folayan made this known in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.The statement said that there was an increase of 3,240 .ng domain names registered in 2015, when compared to the 18,870 registered in the year 2014.It said that the internet association renewed 14,462 .ng domain names in 2015, showing an increase of 3,143 renewals, as against 11,319 in 2014.”NIRA engaged in the transfer of 85 domain names in 2015. We also witnessed an increase in the number of NIRA-accredited registrars with an increase of five.”NIRA can now boast of having 53 accredited registrars. We are hopeful their number would increase in 2016, with the additional accreditation of local and foreign registrars.It added that hosting businesses on the .ng would help to support the Nigerian economy and provide jobs for local Information Technology (IT) professionals.More Details here 

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