The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) , an agency saddled with the implementing the National Information Technology Policy in Nigeria hosted the president of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) the the registry for .ng Internet Domain Names and maintains the database of names registered in the .ng country code Top Level Domain recently at their corporate headquarters in Abuja where NIRA presented the 2017 NIRA report and also updated NITDA on the development of Memorandum of Understanding ans other areas of collaboration.
Talking about partnership and collaboration, Sunday Folayan, the president of NIRA said that “we believe that collaborations is the way to go, we have worked with NITDA over the years and as a very responsible agency, we have been elated to be in various levels of collaboration. This visit is a testament of that and we are also using the opportunity to brief them on the recent developments via our annual report.”
Speaking further on the importance .Ng and .com.ng domain names , Sunday reiterated that ” we have always advocated that Nigerian based firms should go for .Ng and .com.ng, not only the it’s a mark of patriotism, it demonstrates faith in the project Nigeria and avoiding capital flight in buying .com domain”,he added.
Speaking on the importance of .com.ng and . Ng domain name, the Director General of NITDA , Issa Pantami stated that ” in any forum we attend, we always call on the participant’s attention on the need to embrace the .gov.ng domain name, we have also put efforts in creating awareness, the success of NIRA is also ours.”
The Management of NIRA was led by it’s President, Sunday Folayan, accompanied by the board members like Muhammed Ruddman. The working visit at the NITDA’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja is to brief NITDA’s Management Staff about its activities as part of the MoU signed between both organisations and reaffirming a long lasting partnership between the sister organizations.
NiRA is the registry for .ng Internet Domain Names and maintains the database of names registered in the .ng country code Top Level Domain. NiRA is a self-regulating body and managers of the .ng national resource, the country code Top Level Domain(ccTLD) name space in the public interest of Nigeria and global internet communities..
Anthony Emeka Nwosu
” in any forum we attend, we always call on the participant’s attention on the need to embrace the .gov.ng domain name, we have also put efforts in creating awareness, the success of NIRA is also ours.”