IT WORLD NIRA registers 2,767 domain names in June
President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mr Sunday Folayan yesterday said 2,767 domain names were registered last month.
Folayan whose statement was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said there was an increase of 79 registered domain names in June when compared to the 2,688 registered in May.
It said 1,686 domain names were renewed in June, noting that there was an increase of 163 renewals when compared to the 1,523 renewed in the month of May.
The association transferred 96 domain names, showing an increase of 19, compared to the 77 transferred in May.
He said, “The domain name registration in May was high compared to the registrations in the past three months of this year. The renewal rate also showed an increase in the past two months.
“The total number of domain names registration from January to June 2016 is 14,966 registrations and 9,271 renewals.
“It is interesting and refreshing to witness such growth. The renewal rate is also encouraging with the increase in the past two months,’’ the statement said.
NIRA said ‘.ng’ like the currency, ‘Naira’ and the +234 country code, was the official Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Nigeria.
The statement added that the availability of names was better on the .ng ccTLD than on the generic top-level domain (gTLD) like .com., and .org.
NIRA in the statement said hosting businesses on the .ng would help to support the Nigerian economy and provide jobs for local Information Technology (IT) professionals.