Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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NiRA Opens Nominations for 5th .NG Awards

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has announced that the 2022 .ng Awards ceremony is scheduled to hold on Friday, 29th April 2022. The planned event would be the fifth (5th) edition of the .ng Awards. Over the years, the .ng Awards have rewarded organisations and individuals who are promoting the .ng brand, the Nigerian  Identity Online. Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) a stakeholder-led organisation, is the Registry for the .ng domain name and maintains the database of names registered in the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace in the interest of Nigerians and the global Internet community.

Speaking ahead of the awards ceremony Mr. Muhammed Rudman, the President of NiRA, said the organisation is rewarding these entities for their various achievements. “For this year’s edition, NiRA is seeking to recognize and acknowledge individuals and organisations who are contributing to the growth of the .ng domain name and promotion of the DNS Industry. As we all look forward to the awards, let me again re-assure all stakeholders that these awards are based purely on merit and the sheer hard work of the nominees and eventual winners. Let me also use this opportunity to congratulate the potential nominees and the eventual winners”. Rudman stated.

Also in her comments, Mrs. Eyitayo Iyortim, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of NiRA, said that the 2022 Awards serve to commend the excellent achievements of stakeholders, and the public, who contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology. The Awardees contribute to uplift the image of .ng locally and internationally, and stimulate the development of local content on the world wide web. She added that nominations for the .ng Awards by the public will commence on Sunday, 6th March 2022, and close at midnight on Sunday 20th March 2022.

We encourage everyone to go ahead and nominate individuals and organisations who meet the criteria listed out on the Awards website. To participate in the nomination or find out more about the awards, click the link: https://nira.org.ng/ngawards2022/

Voting will commence on Friday 25th March 2022 and close at midnight on Sunday 10th April 2022. The list of verified nominees as well as the link for voting will be circulated to the public. We look forward to an exciting buildup to the ceremony proper.

The awards ceremony will hold on Friday 29th April 2022 and it will be strictly by invitation.