NIRA: How Nigeria Internet domain names are sold

NIRA: How Nigeria Internet domain names are sold

NIRA: How Nigeria Internet domain names are sold

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Nigeria Internet domain names are sold only through accreditted registrars to grow uptake of the online real estate, managers of the nation’s .ng ccTLD says.

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), which serves as the Registry for the .ng Internet Domain Names and also maintains the database of names registered in the .ng ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) clarified the sales model for local online real estate.

Nigeria Internet Domain Names 3R Business Model

Reverend Sunday Folayan, President of NIRA, says the body manages the domain name business by operating the 3 R (Registry/Registrar/Registrant) model of operations that ensures that Nigeria Internet domain names are registered only through NiRA Accredited Registrars.

NIRA says the adopted 3R model for registration of domain names in the .ng ccTLD has helped build a growing ecosystem of partners that drive uptake of Nigeria Internet domain name locally and across the globe.

“The implication of this is that NIRA does not handle the registration of domain names directly. Registrations can only be done through NIRA certified Registrars”, Folayan explains.

NIRA currently has 57 Certified Registrars, while applications are received from organsations who want to become NIRA Certified Registrars on a regular basis as “NIRA’s policy does not limit the number of certified Registrars”, Folayan says. The NIRA accreditation process is scheduled quarterly, according to the association.

“Registrars are certified by NIRA to facilitate the registration, transfer, renewal, and modification of registration data for customers that have, or are applying for, .ng domain names”, Folayan says.

NIRA members in group photograph at the 8th AGM of the body
NIRA members in group photograph at the 8th AGM of the body

How Nigeria Internet Domain Names Registrars were appointed

According to NIRA, the Nigeria Internet Domain name manager made an initial call to interested companies both resident in Nigeria and in the Diaspora for pioneer registrar in April 2008.

“After a painstaking evaluation process by the Registrar Accreditation committee, the Executive Board approved the appointment of twenty-nine (29) Pioneer Registrars for the .ng Registry, at the various levels (Platinum,Gold, Silver, Standard) in October 2008. Subsequent accreditation processes took place in July and December 2009.”

The NIRA President believes that awareness must be created on all other sources of income generation using ICT (information and communication technology) “and we advocate the domestication of these ICT solutions.”

For him, NIRA as the registry for .ng ccTLD, continues to create awareness of and promulgate the .ng brand.

Nigeria Internet Domain Names as alternative source of revenue

“It is no longer news that Nigeria needs other sources of income and agriculture is not only the veritable source. Lots of income can be generated from IT related activities/businesses”, amid conversations about leveraging alternative income generation avenues for Nigeria at the eNigeria 2016 Conference held this week in Abuja.

“We have been severally informed of all possibilities that are abounding in IT related activities. One of these is the domain name business. The domain name business can be carried out by NiRA Accredited Registrars and their resellers. There are many ancillary businesses associated with the DNS industry”, Folayan says.

NIRA recently reported that Nigeria Internet Domain Name Registrations and Renewals at the Registry are on the increase on month per month basis and year per year basis.

Nigeria Internet Domain Name Registration Table
Nigeria Internet Domain Names Registration Table                                                                     Source: NIRA

The increase in domain name registration is more noticeable across the different years in comparison, according to the manager that says domain names registered and renewed in October 2016 (5,306) is more than the registration in October 2015 (3,450) and almost double the registration in October 2014 (2,717), NIRA says.

The Nigeria Internet domain name manager, NIRA, also released the underlisted Accreditted Registrars for the .ng ccTLD:

 

List of Nigeria Internet Domain Names Registrars


Damsat Systems Limited
www.demsatwebmasters.com.ng
Telephone+2348027338162, +2348023299505
E-maildemsat@gmail.com

Icecool contracts
www.icecoolcontracts.com.ng
Telephone+23412701423, +2348033787067
E-mailinfo@icecoolcontracts.com.ng

Websoft Nigeria Limited
www.webdomains.com.ng
Telephone09096006666
E-mailwebdomains@websoft.com.ng

QServers Network Limited
www.qservers.net
Telephone+2348120800799
E-mailsupport@qservers.net

SADEEB Technologies Limited
www.sadeeb.com.ng
Telephone+2348054600338
E-mailsunday@sadeeb.com.ng

Galaxy Backbone
61,Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria
www.galaxybackbone.com.ng
Telephone+23494612481
E-mailinfo@galaxybackbone.com.ng

Kheweul
www.kheweul.com.ng
Telephone+221-338212939
Fax+221-338218212
E-mailmouhamet@next.sn

Oasis Management
www.oasismgt.com.ng
Telephone+2347033555479, +2347037973801, +2348034023884
E-mailsupport@oasismgt.com.ng

MarkMonitor
www.markmonitor.com
Telephone(415) 278-8400
Fax(415) 278-8444
E-mailadmin@markmonitor.com

NollyLand Direct Limited
domains.nollyland.ng
Telephone+234 705 921 1111 +234 705 931 1111 +234 705 941 1111
E-mailinfo@nollyland.ng

Internetx
www.internetx.com
Telephone+49 941 59559-0
Fax+49 941 59559-55
E-mailinfo@internetx.com

Integrated Broadband Nigeria Limited
www.metronet.net.ng

Web4africa
www.web4africa.ng
Telephone+27110838382
E-mailsales@web4africa.net

Registeram.com Limited
www.registeram.com.ng
Telephone+234-1-8409097, +2348033620641
E-maildomains@registeram.com.ng

Global Trend Limited(19jaWebhosting)
www.19jawebhosting.com
Telephone+234-1-8977043, +2348033076014, +2348033010036
E-mailinfo@19jawebhosting.com

Garanntor Hosting Limited
www.garanntor.ng
Telephone08023221159
E-maillekan@garanntor.com

Ghotek Limited
www.ghotek.com.ng
Telephone+2348082082766
E-mailoodusan@gmail.com

Steineng Nigeria Limited
www.steineng.com.ng
Telephone+234 8033084000, +234 8025016425
E-mailtechsupport@steineg.com

Komtemporary Komputers Limited
www.kontemporary.net.ng
Telephone+2348058908100, +2347036399033
E-mailinfo@kontemporary.net.ng

Netorb Media Limited
www.portal.netorbmedia.com
Telephone+234 (0) 8088374015, +2348162651221
E-mailinfo@netorb.net.ng

Hill Consulting
www.nigeriadomains.ng
Telephone+2348139070432
E-mailservices@nigeriadomains.ng

Smartweb
www.smartweb.com.ng
Telephone+23470090009000, +2348035905422, +2348051897087, 073290952, 073291085, +23473291125
E-mailinquiry@smartweb.com.ng

Slingshot Technologies Limited
www.slingshot-tec.com.ng
Telephone+2348035250295, +2347034010502, +2347046334558
E-mailyetunde.johnson@slingshot-tec.com

Trefoil Network Limited
www.tfnetonline.com
Telephone+234 1- 4534207 , +234 1-6639002, +234 9-2908214
Fax+234 1 255-7663

Quantz Tech
www.quantztech.com.ng
Telephone+2348064948936
E-mailobinna@quantztech.com.ng

Digital Fusion Limited
www.digitalfusion.net.ng

BB-Online UK Limited
www.bb-online.com
Telephone+44 1582 572148
E-mailsupport@bb-online.com

Linkserve Nigeria Limited
control.linkservehost.com/domainchecker.php
Telephone+2348177755001
E-mailinfo@linkserve.net

StreetTools (Zowasel.com)
www.streettoolz.com
Telephone+234014532650 (Ext: 102), +2348036600302
E-mailinfo@zowasel.com

WHOGOHOST
www.whogohost.com
Telephone+23470022332233, +234-1-4538084
E-mailsupport@whogohost.com

IP MIRROR
www.ipmirror.com/domain/country/nigeria
Telephone+65 6222 0105
Fax+65 6222 0210

Hannu Internet Corp. Pvt. Ltd
www.domainking.ng
Telephone+91-96463-69965, +91-98769-23436
E-maildk@ideaa.in

SafeBrands
safebrands.com
Telephone+33 1 80 82 82 60, +1 514 600-6124
E-mailclientele@safebrands.com

Safenames
www.safenames.net
Telephone+44 (0)1908 200022 ext. 252
E-mailcustomersupport@safenames.net

McReal Online Networks Systems Limited
domains.mcreal.net
Telephone+23484741118, +234803735-1347, +2348034147446
E-mailsupport@mcreal.net

Pinet Informatics Limited (Domain Direct)
pinet.com.ng/domaindirect/index.htm
Telephone+234-8035440209, +234-1-4707355, +234-1-7949159
Fax234-1-4707355

MicroAccess
www.microaccess.com
Telephone+234 (09) 4602000-9
E-mailaccess@microaccess.com

Cyberspace Network Limited
www.cyberspace.net.ng
Telephone+23412954868
E-mailsales@cyberspace.net.ng

Signon Africa Limited
www.signonafrica.net
Telephone+23418112883, +2348085875109, +2348133140906, +2348033486535
E-mailsupport@signonafrica.net

Skannet (General Data Engineering Nigeria)
www.skannet.com.ng
Telephone+2348028646672, +2348104039554, +2348022912202
E-mailsupport@skannet.com.ng

Nigerianet communications limited
www.nigerianet.com
Telephone+2348056808078, +2348056808079
E-mailinfo@nigerianet.com

Blue Topaz Limited
www.bluetopaz.com.ng

Radix Domains
www.radix.ng
Telephone+2348091805999
E-mailhelp@radix.ng

Syscomptech Limited
www.syscomptech.ng
Telephone08122251555, 08060002562, 08038896064, 08183359954
E-mailinfo@syscomptech.com

ITClick
www.itclicknetworx.com
Telephone+2348036622751
E-mailsidajili@itclick.net

United Domains AG
www.united-domains.de
Telephone+49.8151.368670
E-mailregistry@united-domains.de

Yamaguchi
www.yamaguchigroup.net
Telephone01-4735807, 01-8160482, 07028562758
E-mailinfo@yamaguchigroup.com.ng

Lufem Systems Limited
www.lufem.com.ng
Telephone+2348055339313, +2347030751313, +234-1-2910953
E-mailsupport@lufem.com.ng

Business Connexion ICT Services LTD
www.bcx.com.ng
Telephone+234 (1) 4489060
E-mailspoc.nigeria@bcx.co.za

Creotec Limited
www.creotec.com.ng
Telephone+234 (0) 803 306 0191
E-mailinfo.request@creotec.com.ng

Lexsynergy Limited
www.lexsynergy.com
Telephone+27 (0)10 500 3913 ; +44 (0)20 313 70459 ; +1 858 225 1318
E-maildomains@lexsynergy.com

Technovation Associates Limited
www.netplus.net.ng
Telephone+2348131913914 +2347055558141
E-mailsales@netplus.net.ng

Upperlink Limited
www.upperlink.ng
Telephone08035176618, 08057417825, 08033443357, 08180145994, 09096974051
E-maildomains@upperlink.ng

Web Indices
www.webindices.com.ng
Telephone+2347036652712
E-mailsupport@webindices.com.ng

ISSLServ
www.isslserv.ng
Telephone+234 80 9186 3306
E-mailsupport@isslserv.ng

Infohub Technology Limited (Zamoonda)
www.infohob.com
Telephone+2348068111570
E-mailadmin@zamoonda.com.ng

Quality Information Limited
www.qualityinformationsystemsltd.com

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