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The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) Executive Board recently announced that .NG (Nigeria) domain names are now available at the second level (SLD) for general registration for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 10 years. While .NG is specifically the ccTLD for Nigeria, it may also be used for vanity domains and other generic names (two examples of existing second-level .ng domain names are “bi.ng” and “google.ng”).
- As of April 2013 any company, organization, or individual can register a second-level .NG domain name(s).
- There is no Trademark Sunrise period and/or local presence requirements.
- The .NG registry is reserving a list of “premium” second-level .NG domains, which will be available only via auction at a later date.
If you have any questions about the .NG extension or would like to register a second-level .NG domain(s), log in to the Safenames IDP today or contact your Safenames account manager. You may also contact us in the UK at +44 1908 200022 ([email protected]) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 ([email protected]).