100, 000 Free Dot NG Domain Names in 2014

Nigeria’s ccTLD regulator, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), has said that it would give out 100, 000 free dot ng domain names in 2014 as part of its plan to celebrate the country’s 100 years centenary anniversary, reports ThisDay.


The move is expected to encourage Nigerians to populate and adopt the .ng domain name, which has reportedly sold about 60, 000 domain names to date, according to Mary Uduma, President of NiRA. The .ng regulator expects to increase this by 250 percent before the end of 2014 through this exercise.

It is uncertain how the domain names would be made available to interested Nigerians, but more details of the free dot ng domain names offer would be announced by the end of January and the actual commencement of the free domain name exercise would begin in February.

More details soon… Stay tuned!

  • https://www.pluginspalace.com Efoghor Joseph Ezie

    This is interesting! It seems our government is beginning to think of making things a little easier for her citizenry. When I heard earlier how expensive our domain names were in Nigeria, I only laughed because I knew they would not be able to hold on to that expensive price for too long. Other countries are making it easier for their people.

    Besides, .com names still remain the names to beat. So people would rather pay higher for a .com domain name than for TLDs that are Geo-limited. I think this move is a good one. I pray they come up with modalities that would ensure the right people got the free domain names.

    Thanks for this info. Do have a pleasant new week.

    • https://www.adesojiadegbulu.com Adesoji

      It’s really interesting for NiRA to do this. The .ng domain name is expensive and i hope many more people will get to use it as a result of this.

      Thanks for the comment