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.Ng Adoption on Onward Trend, NIRA Records 17,610 Activities in 3 Months

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Sunday Afolayan, NiRA's President
Sunday Afolayan, NiRA's President

Statistics of domain name registration for January, February & March 2017 released by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) shows increased adoption.

According to the statistics obtained by Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, for the month of March 2017, there were a total of 6,797 domain name registrations.

This figure is more than the March 2016 registrations of 4,129, which shows a remarkable improvement.

The March 2017 total registration is more than the total February 2017 registration of 5,254. This trend shows the improvement in the number of domain registrations.

“Of course the economic situation in 2016 was quite different from the economic climate in 2017. Nigerians have re-strategized in their plans for promoting their online business and hence there is improvement in the domain name count,” Rev’ Sunday Folayan, president of NiRA said concerning the trend.

Meanwhile, the 2017 .ng Awards will hold on Friday 21st April 2017 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel.

Awards will be given to individuals and organizations contributing to the growth of the .ng domain name space and the promotion of the Domain Name System (DNS) Industry in Nigeria.

The .ng Awards is a yearly event and this year’s edition promises to be more glamourous than the 2016 event. Many individuals and organisations have confirmed attendance

Also, come Friday 28th April 2017, the NiRA 9th AGM will hold at NiRA Office Complex. NiRA Members will be voting to fill vacant positions on the NiRA Executive Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. As was the practice in the past, votes will be electronic at the AGM, but this is not an excuse to miss the opportunity to fellowship with other members.

“The last two weeks saw members discussing and voting on some special resolutions related to the composition and tenure of NIRA. I am extremely delighted that we were able to conduct an Electronic General Meeting (e-GM) which lasted two weeks, as enshrined in the Association’s constitution. I congratulate all members for showing the way to the larger society, by the way we managed our business in a free, open, transparent and dignifying way”, the president said.

Sunday Folayan, NiRA President, speaking at the startup South-West event held in Ibadan recently.