|Introduced 1995||Status Active|
|TLD type Country code top-level domain|
Sponsor 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
In addition, NIRA themselves reserve the right to register 'premium' top level domains under .ng (for example, google.ng).
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.