Internet Companies Latch Onto .ng Domain As Growth Hits 20% In 7 Months
The popularity of Nigeria’s internet domain name is rising by the day.
The registration of the .ng country code top-level domain, ccTLD grew by 20% to reach 123,812 from January to July 2018.
An analysis of data obtained on Friday, August 3rd from the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA showed that the number of .ng domains increased by 20,716 within seven months.
In January 2018, the statistics showed that 103,096 .ng domain registrations were recorded by NiRA; 106,736 in February; 108,599 in March; and 111,146 in April.
According to NiRA records, the number of .ng domains were 114,308 in May 118,264 in June, and 123,812 in July 2018.
The data showed that about 32,152 new domain registrations were recorded in the seven months under review; with 17,811 renewals and 587 transfers to other registrars.
According to NiRA, the growing number of registrations shows that Nigerians continue to embrace the .ng brand and indicates the efforts of the NiRA accredited registrars in growing the country’s ccTLD.
As of July, this year, 103,939; 2738 active .ng domain renewals were recorded, 4,951 new domains were registered while 66 domains were transferred to other registrars.
The association stated that the .ng ccTLD is the second fastest growing registry in Africa.
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