The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mrs. Mary Uduma disclosed that the number of registration of the country’s .ng domain name increased slightly in January this year.

According to Uduma, “For the month of January 2015, 1,542 domain names were registered, 1,070 domain names were renewed and 41 domain names were transferred. When compared to January 2014, where 1,425 registered, 811 renewed and 49 transferred, we can say there was a slight increase in domain name activities in January 2015.”

The total activities of domain names recorded as at 31st December 2014, was slightly above 18,000. NiRA looks forward to achieving six million registered domain names in the next five years.

She explained that with more appreciation of the Nigerian identity on the Internet, as the year progresses, more activities would be noted within the domain name industry.

Bolade Popoola Author

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