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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

NIRA hands over thisday.ng to Leaders & Company

Remmy Nweke:

The management of Leaders & Company Limited, the publishers of ThisDay Newspapers Group has taken the possession of thisday.ng.

Confirming this on Monday, President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mrs. Mary Uduma said it’s a good development for the Nigerian internet community and development of the industry in the country.

She also said that the move by ThisDay to take up its corporate identity as its own Second Level Domain (SLD) name in the .ng Registry is a milestone in the Nigerian internet space.

Commending the ThisDay management for the step, she enjoined other corporate Nigerian to tow the path of being identified by the truly Nigerian brand on the World Wide Web with pride.

According to her, the usage of .ng by credible Nigerians and corporate citizens will facilitate the needful change in the current battered image of the country on the internet.

She pointed out that Leaders & Company has met the NIRA Executive Board’s requirement for the acquisition of Second Level Domain - thisday.ng, describing the pace-setting move as worthy of emulation.

Chairman and chief executive officer, Leaders & Company Limited, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, in the letter of expression for the registration of thisday.ng domain, had said that his firm was excited to have its Nigerian brand of internet address.

This acquisition, he said, would entail the migration of it’s hitherto website, www.thisdayonline.com to www.thisday.ng, which has since gone live on Monday, January 3, 2011.

“We believe it will promote international and national interest in the Nigerian national domain registration making it fashionable and highly desirable for Nigerian entities and corporates operating in Nigeria to change to the .ng domain” he said.

Additionally, he said, ThisDay is committed to partnering with NIRA to promote the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) name through collaboration.

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