The steady uptake of .ng domains is predicated on a very stable and well managed Registry. There is no doubt that while we need to preserve the old order, we must also allow a steady evolution of the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), so that it can meet the wishes and aspirations of its stakeholders.
Members of NIRA are in the process of implementing various changes to the Constitution of the Association, in a manner decided by the members, using the bottom-up process consensus building process.
An Electronic General Meeting of the association is ongoing. It started on Saturday 1st December 2018, and will end on Thursday 13th December 2018, with votes to ratify the draft constitution. Indeed, members will vote electronically in secret, over a three day period.
For all of us who are stewards of the process at this point in time, from the Constitution review Committee to the Executive Board of Directors and the Trustees of NIRA, the number of hours that has been put into the process can best be rewarded with a constitution that continues to meet the aspirations and needs of the membership of NIRA. I appeal to members to please take the time to participate in the process, so that we can take ownership of the management of our ccTLD.
As the year 2018 fast ebbs, I want to seize the opportunity to thank everyone that has supported and contributed to the successes of NiRA in 2018. We have seen an increase of over 30,000 new .ng domain names in 2018, while the renewal rate is climbing steadily towards 100%.
If you know anyone who is still hesitant about getting on the .ng train, tell them that popular and global brands are now using .ng domain names for their websites, as well as e-commerce platforms and many critical service-oriented businesses. Names are registered on first-come first served basis. get your friends to claim the names, before others do.
Year 2019 is fast approaching, and it is right to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance.
I remain at your service.
Rev’d Sunday Folayan
President, NIRA Executive Board