Welcome to NiRA/ICANN 2020 Webinar Series


About the Webinar

The Internet has become a significant part of our lives, and websites have become essential destinations for access to products and services. With so much going in today’s digital world, it is easy to take the Internet for granted. Imagine the Internet without domain names, for example. This would mean that when you need to check your email, update your social media status, or perform other routine activities on the web, instead of typing the site’s web address, you would need to type in a bunch of numbers such as (Yahoo) or (Facebook). Imagine having to do this every time you go online. It’s like dialling a phone number for every website you visit! Luckily, you don’t need to memorize a list of numbers because of the Domain Name System (DNS). With this elaborate naming structure in place, surfing the Internet has become much more straightforward. Maintaining this system requires specialized skills, and there is a global need for such skills.

NiRA Academy of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) wishes to collaborate with the Technical Engagement Specialists (TES) representing Africa at The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) with a view to organizing specialized DNS webinar for the Nigerian Internet ecosystem

The webinar is designed to equip participants with requisite knowledge and skills needed in understanding how the Internet works, the Domain Name System (DNS) and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)


  • What is the Internet, and how does it work?
  • How it works: DNS 101 Part 1 & 2
  • Introduction to Root Server System (RSS)
  • Threats and abuse to the DNS
  • Introduction to DNSSEC
  • DNSSEC in practice
  • DNSSEC hands-on (labs in online platform)


1 DNSSEC in practice Mr. Yazid Akanho & Mr. Paul Muchene 90 mins January 27, 2020
(11.00 am – 12.30 pm)
2 DNSSEC hands-on (labs in the online platform) ICANN Team 4 days February 8 – 11, 2021

DNSSEC Hands-on Registration

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