Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

  • banner1.png
  • banner2.jpg
  • banner3.png

10th ANNIVERSARY PRESS RELEASE

February 16, 2016

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

Nigeria Internet Registration Association, (NiRA) was established on 28th March 2006 when stakeholders within the Nigerian Internet Industry got together to adopt its constitution, under the stewardship of an Interim Board of Trustees (iBoT).

The iBoT thereafter conducted an election that day, and the Pioneer Board of Trustees (BoT) was elected, with Dr. Isaac Odeyemi as the Chairman of the BoT. The current Chair of the BoT is Deacon Chima Onyekwere, OON.

The BoT thereafter conducted elections for the Pioneer Executive Board (EBoD), with the late Engr Ndukwe Kalu being elected as the Pioneer President of NiRA. The late Kalu was succeeded by Mrs Mary Uduma, our immediate Past President who completed her term of office in 2015. The current President of NIRA is Reverend Sunday Folayan.

The transfer of the appropriate management of the .ng National Resource was coordinated by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on behalf of the Federal government of Nigeria.  

NIRA, the leading Country Code Top Level Domain Name Registry in West Africa, is proud to celebrate a decade of managing Nigeria's critical national resource and identity flagship on the Internet, the .ng name string.

Today, NiRA Represented by the Current Chairman Board of Trustees, Deacon Chinma Onyekwere and the President, Executive Board of Director, Reverend Sunday Folayan, announce the commencement of NiRA’s 10th year anniversary with this press conference. The activities for the celebration, which will contribute to building awareness and appreciation of .ng includes

THE ICANN DNSSEC ROADSHOW TRAIN

THE ICANN DNSSEC ROADSHOW TRAIN BERTHS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), managers of Nigeria’s country code Top Level Domain, .ng has announced that it will hold a 3-day Workshop on Domain Name System Security Extensions, otherwise known as DNSSEC in collaboration with Internet Corporation for Assigned names and Numbers. The event which is tagged DNSSEC Roadshow is scheduled for Wednesday 26th to Friday, 28th June, 2013, at the Digital Bridge Institute, Cappa, Oshodi , Lagos (formerly NITEL Training School).

NIRA, NCC, NITDA AND FMCT COLLABORATE FOR NIGF-2012

NIGERIAN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM (NIGF-2012)

PRESS RELEASE : NIRA, NCC, NITDA AND FMCT COLLABORATE FOR NIGF-2012

Consolidating Nigerian Position on the Global Internet Governance Forum

An effort to consolidate Nigeria’s Position on global Internet Governance has led to the convening of the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), a localized version of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet.

The collaborating organisations – Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology are pleased to announce the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum 2012 scheduled to hold at the NICON Luxury International Hotel, Abuja on the 25th of September, 2012.