dotNG Domain Names
A domain is a name containing the companies name with a unique IP address to uniquely identify a website online. ng is the country code top level domain extension for Nigeria. An ng domain on the other hand is a domain name assigned to businesses or companies with their location in Nigeria who want to expand their brand or service in Nigeria. Nira is the registry of the ng domain and maintains the database of the names registered in Nigeria. Domain registrars are responsible for registering the ng domain for you. They act as an interface between Nira and the domain registrant.
.com.ng for commercial purposes and entities
.org.ng for organizations
.mobi.ng for mobile content, mobile devices and mobile applications
.sch.ng for schools
.i.ng for all purposes and innovative domain names
.name.ng for your email address and personal website needs
.gov.ng for local Government agencies in Nigeria
.mil.ng for military and related purposes .
.net.ng for internet service providers and infrastructure providers.
Benefits of ng domain
- Businesses that register the .ng domain name in Nigeria have a high ranking in the search engine. This increase the brand of their website online and they can be recognized as a local business operating in Nigeria.
- Your business partners will develop trust and confidence to work with you closely because your business domain name is managed by Nira, the Nigeria registration association.
- The ng domain is affordable and payments are made in Nira through bank/credit cards. It saves the country money which would otherwise be given to a foreign organization if the website owner decides to register international domains like .com.
- If you register an ng domain and host your website in Nigeria you enjoy fast website services. When your website has a foreign string, it takes more time before the call can be made to load the web page.
- With an ng domain you can easily reach your local domain registrar to give you direct address in any technical support you may need.
- Since most servers are housed in local data centers, you receive 99.9% uptime and regular server monitoring services to keep you on and active.
- A local domain will help you build links with other local businesses the ng domain signals out that you are a local business within the same local market.
- It enables you reach local customers easily.
How to register ng Domain
Visit Nira websites for Domain registrars available.
Identify a domain registrar accredited by Nira offering the best services to have your domain.
Think of the domain name you want to register for your web site.
Check for the availability of the domain name in the domain search box.
Read the terms and conditions before requesting for the name.
Request for a domain name from the registrar and purchase for it.
You are free to raise any query in case you get stuck in the registration process.
You can also check out any other additional services provided by the domain registrar.
Some of the domain registrar offering ng domain; TrueHost Cloud Nigeria (www.truehost.com.ng ), MTN Nigeria, Domain King, Upperlink.ng, Host Now, Main one, Utiware.net, Garrantor.ng and Global Hosting.