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TLD type
Country code top-level domain


National Information Technology Development Agency

Intended use
Entities connected with  Nigeria

.ng is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Nigeria.

On May 13, 2009, IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) completed the process of re-delegation of the .ng domain name from temporary authorities to the current Nigerian ones. For many years, Randy Bush had been the Technical contact of the .ng domain name. With the IANA re-delegation, the technical contact is now the local Nigerian DNS administrator, while the administrative contact is the president of Nigeria Internet Registration Association.

To speed up the process of registering .ng domain names, NIRA has accredited a first batch of 29 Domain registrars, most of whom are Nigerian companies. Registrars are categorized into Platinum, Gold, Silver and Standard categories.

Second level domains

  • – open domain, commercial entities and businesses
  • – semi-open domain, non-commercial organizations
  • – closed domain, governmental organizations
  • – closed domain, degree awarding institutions
  • – closed domain, ISP infrastructure
  • – closed domain, Secondary Schools
  • – open domain
  • – open domain, suitable for mobile devices
  • – closed domain (Nigerian Military Establishments only)
  • – open domain, All purpose and businesses
  • In addition, NIRA themselves reserve the right to register 'premium' top level domains under .ng (for example,

    Ibukun Odusote was the first contact person for the .ng domain name and she was made a life patron of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association in 2013 for her pioneering work.


    .ng Wikipedia