Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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Making the Internet secure and Safer for Nigerians

The recent Investigative journalism conducted by Punch Newspapers, and widely circulated online should be of great concern to all Nigerians. While some students are busy studying and preparing for the examinations, others simply wait and then pay for instant access to the examination questions and answers on these websites.

Consider the five sites that the Punch investigated:,,, and

These websites are all .com domains. Catching these destroyers of our education system is a tough task, as most of them register gTLD domains like .com, .co, and .biz and host them on very cheap and disposable websites outside the shores of Nigeria.

You can read the full investigative report on the Punch website at:

NIRA has zero tolerance for businesses that do not adhere to proper ethics nor follow the laws of the land. In the past, some people have suggested that NIRA should make it easier for all comers to register .ng domains, but this type of efforts to circumvent our educational system for personal gains should not be tolerated by any patriotic Nigerian.

NIRA, through the annual .ng awards, aims to reward various companies and organizations with registered active .ng domain names that are making positive impact in our society.

NiRA is highly committed to promoting the Domain Name System (DNS) industry in Nigeria. Our intention is to make the Internet safer for all Nigerians, and it begins from registering appropriate .ng domains that will give comfort to Nigerians, meet the business objectives of the promoters, without destroying the future of our youths.

Help us help the future generations.


I remain at your service.


Rev’d Sunday Folayan

President, NIRA Executive Board