On Wednesday, 7th September 2016, in continuation of our “adopt the .ng crusade”, I led the NIRA team to a strategic meeting with “One Africa Media”, the operators of Africa’s largest portfolio of online marketplaces, focusing on Jobs, Cars, Property and Travel. They Serve markets with over 400 million Africans, operate in the world’s fastest growing economies and Internet markets, while connecting buyers, sellers, employers and jobseekers. Definitely with its large database and outreach, “One Africa Media” is a strategic partner for promoting the .ng brand, online business, wealth creation and youth employment
These hard working folks own one of Africa’s most popular job search marketplace, “Jobberman”, the largest African car classified marketplace, “Cheki” and “Private Property Nigeria”, a platform to advertise, sell, buy or rent properties online.
While both “Cheki.com.ng” and “privateproperty.com.ng” are .ng compliant. NIRA were assured that job search marketplace, Jobberman would soon be .ng compliant as internal discussions had already commenced before our visit.
Other issues of importance to NIRA, apart from Jobberman using their .ng domain name, is the adoption of the .name.ng domain string as the online identity of Nigerian’s, with the aim of fostering relationships between the jobseekers and the employers. Last but not the least, is the issue of capacity building and development of applications by Nigerians that can be used in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
I encourage as many stakeholders to join us on this important campaign. NIRA will be happy to share on our social media platforms, your success stories based on the use of the .ng brand. If you also know a successful business that promotes the .ng brand, drop us a note.
I want to personally invite you to the upcoming ngNOG workshop to be held at Abuja from 1st to 4th November 2016. The Nigerian Network Operators’ Group (ngNOG) is the largest capacity building activity of ICT personnel and other stakeholders in Nigerian Higher Education and Industry. there will be a track on the “Domain Name Business”. It will help participants understand the business side of the Internet, and acquaint participants with the basic tools of conducting businesses online. To register and participate, please go to http://ngnog.forum.org.ng/workshop.html
In signing off, let me remind you that the cost of the .name.ng domain name is as low as
N500.00 (Five Hundred Naira only). It is easy to acquire and use your name, while reading the emails from any of the free webmail services like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo. You can easily earn more respect online. To get started, please contact any of the NiRA registrars via the link http://www.nira.org.ng/accredited-registrars
Rev’d Sunday Folayan