NiRA Slashes Prices Of .NG Domain Names By 40%
The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has slashed the price of .NG domain by 40%.
.NG domain name, which sold between N11,000 and N13,500, before is now N5,500.
NiRA said the slash is to encourage access to the .NG domains.
NiRA is the body that manages the .NG domains for the Nigerian government.
It maintains database of registered names in the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).
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Explaining about the benefits of the .NG domain, President, NiRA, Mr Muhammed Rudman,urged Nigerians to take advantage of the price reduction.
Rudman said “In the coming days, as more accredited registrars update their various platforms, the price reduction on the purchase of .ng domain names would have the desired effect of increasing the number of active .ng domains online, promoting the nation’s online identity.”
The association also said in a statement that “NiRA is responsible for maintaining the database of registered names in the .ng country code Top Level Domain namespace in the public interest of Nigeria and the global Internet community.
Meanwhile, an accredited registrar, Mr Toba Obaniyi who is the Chief Executive Officer of WhoGoHost Limited, a .ng, said thus:
“Domains which are registered on this domain string, therefore, have several benefits.
He said the benefits include “geo-targeting and the reduction of capital flight”
Mr Obaniyi added that the .NG contributes to the local economy.”
He also noted saying domain names are very vital to digital identity.
“For instance, ‘Google would rather serve you results using google.com.ng when you search for information within Nigeria.
“Interestingly, Google has both com.ng and .ng, extensions, an indication of a forward-looking company.
“We must embrace Nigerian products to grow the strength of the naira.”
NiRA added that it partners with over 70 accredited companies as registrars.
“Like the currency, the naira and dialing code +234, .ng is Nigerian identity online.
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