Why Choose a .NG Domain Extension

When registering a new domain name for your business, you might be wondering which domain name extension to use, here are a few reasons why choosing a .NG domain name extension is beneficial for your Nigerian based business or organisation.  Before i go into the reasons, here is a list of .NG domain names available and their various classifications.

List of .NG Domain Name Extensions (ccTLD)

.ng

This is the main country-code top level domain for Nigeria, it is the most expensive Nigerian ccTLD and it is open for registration by the general public.

.com.ng

This domain name extension is meant for commercial entities and purposes. it is the most popular of all Nigerian ccTLD. it is open for registrations by anyone.

.org.ng

The .org.ng domain name extension is meant for organisations and non-profit entities, registration of this domain extension is open for anyone.

.mobi.ng

This is meant for mobile devices, mobile lite content and mobile applications. Registering this domain name extension is open for anyone.

.sch.ng

This is meant for schools but not limited to colleges, secondary schools, primary schools  and kindergartens. Registering this domain is closed for anyone but schools with the right credentials.

.edu.ng

This domain name extension is reserved for higher institutions, universities, polytechnics and research institutes in Nigeria only.

.gov.ng

This domain name extension is reserved for the Nigerian government, federal, state and local government and related agencies, registering this domain name is restricted.

.mil.ng

This domain name extension is reserved for the Nigerian military and related military bodies, registration of this domain name extension is also restricted.

.name.ng

This is a personal domain name extension for personal websites and purposes, registering this domain name extension is open to anyone.

.net.ng

This is a domain name extension reserved for internet service providers and telecoms infrastructure providers, registering this domain is restricted.

.i.ng

This is a domain name extension reserved for innovative purposes, it can be used for anything, registration here is open for anyone. here are some derivatives of the .i.ng ccTLD;

host.i.ng

ris.i.ng

register.i.ng

with this you can create domain names using verbs.

Why you should use the .ng Domain Name Extension

 

  • .NG (like our currency Naira and +234 for country code) is the official ICANN approved ccTLD for Nigeria
  • Availability of Names is better on the .ng ccTLD than on the gTLDs like .com, .org.
  • Branding and Geo targeting of local content to the Nigerian market
  • Security – Our primary DNS servers are secured and locally managed with multiple Any cast servers located around the world.
  • Support the Nigerian Economy and provide jobs for local IT professionals
  • Because you are a Patriotic PROUD Nigerian!