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DNS, a revenue generator – NIRA President, Folayan




The president of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Rev. Sunday Folayan has described the Domain Name Systems (DNS) industry as revenue generator, reports ITRealms.

Speaking in Lagos as part of programme for the 10th anniversary of NIRA existence, Folayan said the  DNS industry is a revenue generator with abundant business opportunities in the .ng domain industry.

He urged Nigerians to embrace the noble act of promoting their businesses, culture, heritage and economy online by promoting .ng by exploring the 56 accredited registrars of NIRA for their engagement in the DNS business.

NIRA, he also said, appreciates the role of the Nigerian media in projecting .ng and communicating NIRA’s activities and equally has the press at heart.

He hinted that the second ‘Media College’ event, for engaging the press, would hold in the second quarter of 2016.

Encouraging the press to register their individual .ng domain names and use it for various websites, blogs and email activities to name a few.

ITRealms notes that NIRA is the registry for .ng Internet Domain Names which maintains the database of registered names in the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) name space in the public interest of Nigeria and global internet communities.

.ng is the official ICANN assigned and approved ccTLD for Nigeria, which is globally accepted and recognized.

Founded on March 28, 2016, NiRA is a stakeholder-led organization, charged with the management of the Nigeria's country code Top Level Domain Name (ccTLD), dot ng.

The transfer of the appropriate management of this important National Resource was coordinated by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on behalf of the Federal government of Nigeria. Stakeholders within Nigeria’s Internet community participated in its formation. It was registered as an Incorporated Trustee on February 9, 2007.

Even as he said, NiRA adopted the 3-R model (Registry/Registrar/Registrant model) of operation in the operation and management of the .ng ccTLD. 

“The implication of this is that NIRA does not handle the registration of domain names directly. Registrations can only be done through NIRA Accredited Registrars. These Registrars are accredited by NiRA to facilitate the registration, transfer, renewal, and modification of registration data for customers that apply for .ng domain names. The Registrars are allowed to appoint re-sellers for their operations,” he said.

+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) 
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Pix:  Rev. Sunday Folayan

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