Nigerians would rather have a .com web address than .ng—and not just because it’s cheaper

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the body in charge of the process of registering .ng domains, Nigeria’s country code top level domain (ccTLD), is worried that Nigerians aren’t that enthusiastic about splashing out on a local address. So far only 80,000 .ng domains have been registered in the country but over in South Africa over… Read more Nigerians would rather have a .com web address than .ng—and not just because it’s cheaper

.ng records increase in adoption, hits 84,931

The adoption of Nigeria’s domain name, .ng, witnessed an increase in quarter one, with 17, 610 new registrations and renewals made, pushing the usage of the Country’s Code Top Level Domain Name (ccTLD) figure to 84, 931 as at March. Statistics released by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the registry for .ng Internet Domain… Read more .ng records increase in adoption, hits 84,931

Trademark owners can now secure dotAfrica domain names

The dotAfrica Sunrise Period will run for the next sixty days and will see the securing of valuable brand names in the form of registered trademarks and unregistered, validated trademarks. “During Sunrise, brand owners across Africa will be encouraged to apply for dotAfrica domain names that match their registered or validated intellectual property,” says Lucky… Read more Trademark owners can now secure dotAfrica domain names

Africa finally has a domain name (.africa) and you can soon purchase one

The aim for .africa is to “foster relationship within the continent and portray Africa as an internet community”. Africans will be able to connect better with the world, by businesses being able to create their website. This achievement was not attained without its fair share of legal battles. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and… Read more Africa finally has a domain name (.africa) and you can soon purchase one

NiRA takes down DomainKing website over customers’ complaints

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), managers of .ng, the country’s code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), has taken down the website of India-based .ng ccTLD Accredited Registrar, DomainKing over customers’ complaints. DomainKing customers had contacted NiRA via emails and phone calls to complain about the company’s failure to render them services even after they’ve made the… Read more NiRA takes down DomainKing website over customers’ complaints

Fancy Hosting Your Website From Your Mobile Phone? Here’s How…

How would you like to host your websites from your mobile phones or tablets? Preposterous? No, actually, it is quite doable and in very few steps too. In this example, we will be setting up a WordPress website/blog on an android device. PS: Your Android device does not have to be rooted to carry out… Read more Fancy Hosting Your Website From Your Mobile Phone? Here’s How…

Free Business Class Email Addresses For Your Personal Domains

Microsoft recently ended free email service support for custom domains, the mainstay for many Small and Medium Business Enterprises. Google buried Google Apps free edition, a similar business email application back in December 2012. So with Microsoft and Google having turned their backs, what option remains for these SMEs? Enter zoho.com Zoho recently announced its offer… Read more Free Business Class Email Addresses For Your Personal Domains