The numbers of newly registered domain names in Nigeria currently stood at 61,939 while 39,163 were so far renewed and with the numbers of active domain now 147,745 with the inclusion of gov.ng, Premium domains, and domains registered for more than one year.
The President of the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mr. Muhammed Rudman who gave those figures in an addressing at the 2020 Annual General Meeting said three new registrars were accredited whilst two existing registrars upgraded their category of operations.
Looking into the future, he said that NiRA intends to increase Domain Name registrations through intensive marketing and brand awareness adding that efforts are on to increase the number of Accredited Registrars and Resellers as well as improve NiRA’s visibility across the country through various initiatives.
He pledged to ensure NiRA excellence in service provision and enhance NiRA’s core systems/services and swift resolution of issues by the support staﬀ
The 2020 Annual General Meeting was moved from April 2020 to July 2020 due to the challenges of COVID-19.
The guidelines set out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to contain the spread of COVID-19 had barred the gathering of people so NiRA held the 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of its members on Thursday 30th July, 2020 via the NiRA’s webinar platform.
The members commended the NiRA Executive Board of Directors for the efficient and effective operations and management of NiRA.