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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Upperlink sweeps NIRA’s registrar awards

Accredited Internet Registrar, the UpperLink Nigeria Limited has won the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) monthly registrar of the month consecutively in the last four months.

These months comprise August when the initiative was introduced and September, October and November 2011 respectively.

Disclosing this, the chief operating officer, Nigeria Internet Registration Association, Mr. Ope Odusan congratulated Upperlink Nigeria Limited for making the Nigerian registrars proud.

He also said that Upperlink emerged the best registrar in the past four months by scoring the highest mark in registration of domain names under the dot ng (.ng) domain names.

According to him, Upperlink scored the highest mark in the aforementioned months with 2403 in the month of November, 627 in October, 419 in September and 230 registrations in August 2011 in that order.

He highlighted that the report of activities in the .ng Registry for the period: August 2011showed that Upperlink registered the highest number of domains with followed by Nairahost coming second with 64 domains; while Websoft was third place with 55 domains.

For the month of September this year, Odusan said that Upperlink registered the highest
number of domains with 419 registrations, yet Nairahost came second with 99 domains whereas Websoft was scored third with 79 domains, even as Skannet came 4th with the registration of 52 domain names.

NIRA, he said, acknowledges the activities of all active Registrars for the  overall improvement in the number of domains registered during the period.

“We look forward to even greater activity in the .ng Registry in the months ahead,” he said.

ITRealms Online recalls that Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) was founded on March 23, 2005 as a stakeholder-led organisation, charged with the management of the nation’s Country Code Top Level Domain (.ng ccTLD).

NiRA’s establishment was the end of a long period of inactivity and dispute on the appropriate management of this important National Resource. Coordinated by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as well as stakeholders within Nigeria’s Internet community participated in its formation.

The realisation of the .ng ccTLC came after nearly 12 years in, which the country code was hosted in the United States (USA) by an American Randy Bush.

Remmy Nweke

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