How to Choose the Best Domain Name for your Website

How to choose the Best Domain Name.

Choosing the best domain name is not rocket science. Since 2014, the number of available domain extensions one can choose for one’s website has exploded massively – from just about 215 to the over 1,450 available today. This then brings another challenge of which extension is best for one’s purpose. Before 2014, generic choices were limited to .com, .net, .org, … Read More

5 Reasons .NG Domains have increased drastically

5 Reasons .NG Domains have increased drastically in number over the past 10 years. NiRA, the official registry for the .ng domain extension, recently announced that the number of domain names under .ng have exceeded 100,000. The recent boost further consolidates .NG’s position as the 2nd most popular domain extension in Africa*. .NG is the official top-level Domain Name for the … Read More

Sunrise Period for ‘.i.ng’ zone

.ng domain name

The ‘.i.ng’ zone was opened by the .ng registry recently. The registry has provided for a ‘sunrise period’ of 30 days for registered domain names ending with ‘*i.ng’ and has reserved all the ‘*.i.ng’ version of registered domain names ending ‘*i.ng’, purchased by and for registrants. This ‘sunrise period’ is valid from 8th May 2015 to 7th June 2015, after … Read More

.ng registry reduces number of premium domains

.ng domain name

The .ng domain registry has just announced the number of premium (2nd-level .ng) domains have been reduced. The list of released premium domain names available to the public for registration at regular prices immediately: Released_Premium_Domain_Names_for_public 4×4.ng adultcartoons.ng anemia.ng 4x4trucks.ng adultmovies.ng angermanagement.ng abacus.ng aereo.ng anges.ng abexercise.ng aerialphotos.ng angle.ng aboard.ng aerolinea.ng angry.ng absolute.ng affidavit.ng anima.ng abstract.ng affiliateprogram.ng animalhospitals.ng abstractart.ng africanamerican.ng animalshelters.ng accademia.ng agricultural.ng … Read More

Web4Africa recognized as a leading .ng registrar by .ng registry

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Web4Africa, a premium-category NiRA accredited domain registrar, was awarded in the two categories of most consistent .ng domain registrars at the NiRA Registrar Forum held in Lagos Nigeria. Web4Africa came first in the most consistent on premium category. This category refers to the volume of 2nd-level .ng domains registered by Web4Africa in the year 2013. Web4Africa came second in the most … Read More

Direct .ng domain names coming soon

This is to inform you that 2nd-level .ng domains (.ng SLDs) (existing examples are bi.ng, google.ng, youtube.ng) will be open to registration for only N15,000/year (or $93.75/year) from Web4Africa effective 16th April 2013. The .ng registry will release a list of premium .ng domains on 15th April 2013 and Web4Africa will communicate same via Facebook and Twitter. These premium domains … Read More

Who needs a dot ng (.ng) domain name?

To understand who needs a .ng (pronounced dot ng) domain name, we first need to clarify the purpose of .ng domains. .ng is the domain name system for Nigeria the same way .uk is to the United Kingdom and .za is to South Africa. The .ng domain name system is useful for anyone who wishes to set-up a website in … Read More

Making sense of .org.ng domain names

.ng is the domain name system for Nigeria and .org.ng is essentially a subset of .ng, targeted at not-for-profit organizations in Nigeria. The .org part of .org.ng is derived from the English word “organization”. The following types of entities are usually more suited for .org.ng: cultural institutions; associations; religious and civic organizations; open source software movements; environmental initiatives; social/fraternal organizations; … Read More

Which .ng domain extension should you choose for your Nigerian website?

.ng domain name

.ng is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Nigeria. .ng domains come in different flavours and its best to choose the domain extension that reflects your type of organization. Nigerian domain extensions can be classified into two: open and restricted. Open .ng domain extensions: These are those open to registration by virtually any individual or institution from any … Read More

How to choose your dot ng (Nigerian) domain name

.ng domain name

The on-going free .ng domain name registration promotion has afforded us the opportunity to take over a thousand .ng domain registrations from the general public so far. From the registered domain names, we have found it necessary to educate .ng domain patrons and prospective customers on how to choose a .ng domain name. The following suggestions are not rules but … Read More