Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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REGISTERING A DOMAIN NAME FOR YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS VENTURE

To get yourself or your business venture online, you would need a domain name, then you would need a website. When choosing a domain name for your website, you need to consider a few factors. First, you must think about the purpose of your website and what domain name will best reflect that. For example, if you’re starting a blog, you would prefer to use a domain name that is easy to remember and reflects the focus content of your blog. If you are starting an online store on the other hand, you would want a domain that includes your business name and/or product name or even the services that you will provide.

After choosing a domain name, you must consider the domain extensions available for use with the domain name. When it comes to the .ng domain portfolio, the most common extensions are .ng, .com.ng, .net.ng and .org.ng but there are many others available depending on the purpose of the domain. Some extensions are more popular than others, so it is important to choose one that is relevant to your website. For example, a domain name with the .mobi.ng extension would be an excellent choice for a website about mobile apps. Here are a few quick steps to help you get started:

  • Visit www.register.ng to check for availability of your chosen domain name and for access to NiRA Accredited Registrars
  • Select the Accredited Registrar of your choice and proceed to the Registrar’s platform for additional choices of hosting, security and so on, then make payment for your specific combination of products and services.

How much you will end up spending on a domain name will depend on a few factors, such as the domain extension and the Registrar that you choose. Remember that there is a wide range of options for website building, hosting and security to choose from, in addition to the domain name. Also, remember that NiRA has over 70 Accredited Registrars who provide these additional services. It is important that you compare the products and services from several Registrars before making your choice. Please note that there are exceptions for premium domain names, which require you to reach out to NiRA Accredited Registrars.

Remember that a .ng domain is the best choice for your business!!