African Domains: Nigeria (.ng)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Nigerian domain type, ie. “ng”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.ng” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Nigerian domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Nigerian domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Nigerian domain name registrar.
.ng is the Internet country top-code domain (ccTLD) for Nigeria.
NIRA (Nigeria Internet Registration Association) is the operator of the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) .ng for the federal constitutional republic of Nigeria, a country which consists of thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. It is located in West Africa and is the world's eighth most populous country. The .ng registration takes place at a first-come-first-serve basis.
The domain name .ng is intended for entities connected with Nigeria, therefore registration is restricted to permanent Nigerian residents who are the at or over the legal age. The .ng registration is also restricted to local corporations, diaspora corporations, foreign corporations, registered groups, trade unions, the Nigerian government, educational institutions (seconday, tertiary, etc) and trademarks (domain name has to be the same wording as the actual trademark it is based on). Registration preiods can be chosen by registrants to last anywhere between 1 to 5 years.
Domain names under the .ng ccTLD for Nigeria must follow a set of guidelines during registration: they can only include up to thirty-seven characters of the Roman alphabet (a-z), the digits (0-9) and hyphens (-). Hyphens can not be placed at the beginning or the end of domain names. If these rules are not followed during registration then NIRA will not accept the domain.
Registrations for the .ng domain name takes place at third-level under various second-level domain labels. These second-domain labels are as follows:
- .biz.ng - an open domain intended for businesses.
- .com.ng - intended for commercial entities. It is an open domain.
- .edu.ng - intended for universities and other institutions which award degrees.
- .gov.ng - intended for entities related to the Nigerian government.
- .org.ng - intended for non-commercial organisations. It is a semi-open domain.
- .sch.ng - intended for secondary schools.
- .mil.ng - a closed domain intended for entities related to the Nigerian military.
- .mobi.ng - intended for mobile devices. An open domain.
- .name.ng - an open domain.
- .net.ng - intended for Internet service providers.
.ng is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Nigeria.
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