Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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A very busy month - October 2018

October has been a very busy month for us in NIRA!  There was the 2018 Bloggers Summit, where seasoned personalities in the Industry spoke on how to promote responsible blogging, reduce Fake News, Hate Speeches and create job opportunities, for the active Nigerian youths.

We were visible at the 38th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) technology week from 14th to 18th October 2018 in Dubai, supporting the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

We also had a good presence at the ICANN63 meeting in Barcelona, where a NiRA member presented a paper on how it has strategically educated the populace on opportunities and activities of the Domain Name Industry and the efforts to promote safer Internet and online child protection in Nigeria.

The month is not ended. From 29th October 2018 to 2nd November 2018, NiRA would be at Nigeria Network Operators Group (ngNOG) meeting in Lagos, mounting a track on “Content Distribution, Domain names and Web Hosting”. We do have seasoned trainers lined up for the workshop.

As we approach the 150,000 domains mark, we will continue to collaborate with all stakeholders to achieve our immediate target of 1million active domain names. It may look very far, but we are not relenting in our efforts.

We will be taking the switch.to.ng campaign to all geopolitical regions, working in conjunction with NITDA, and we believe this will year good fruits.

We need all hands on deck, and we count on your continued support to keep .ng high up there.  Let’s do it!

 

I remain at your service.

 

Rev’d Sunday Folayan

President