NIRA : 22,113 .ng Domain Names Registered in 2015

NIRA’S president announced recently that a total of 22,113 .NG domain names were registered in 2015.

Mr Folayan, the president of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) also announced that there was an increase of 3,240 .NG domains registered in 2015,compared to 2014. In 2014, only 18,870 .NG domain names were registered.

Moreover, 14,462 .NG domain names were registered in 2015, compared to 11,319 in 2014.

“NIRA engaged in the transfer of 85 domain names in 2015. We also witnessed an increase in the number of NIRA-accredited registrars with an increase of five,” said NIRA’S president.

“NIRA can now boast of having 53 accredited registrars. We are hopeful their number would increase in 2016, with the additional accreditation of local and foreign registrars,” he added.

Mr Folayan added that it is expected that the Nigerian presence online would increase this year.

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