Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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REGISTRAR FAQs

How do I get a .ng

It is not difficult to register a .ng domain name. You have to find out if the name you want is available, choose a NiRA Accredited Registrar that will register the name for you, and confirm the registration details.

How do I register a new .ng domain name?

To register a new .ng domain name, you must contact a NiRA Accredited Registrar.

  1. Select a NiRA Accredited Registrar from the list of accredited Registrars
  2. Choose a domain name and check whether it is available, using the WHOIS search tool "whois.nic.net.ng"
  3. Specify your options and register the .ng domain name with the Registrar.
How can I find a Registrar?

You can find a Registrar in the list of Accredited Registrar on our website.

Can I Register a .ng domain name directly with NiRA?

No. Registrants must go through NiRA Accredited Registrars to register a .ng domain name.

What is the fee for registering a new .ng domain name?

.ng domain name registration is carried out by the NiRA Accredited Registrars. As additional services can/might be attached to .ng domain name registration, these fees are set by the NiRA Accredited Registrars.

How can I switch my domain name to .ng?

NiRA Accredited Registrars will assist you with the process

How are domain name requests approved?

Approval for .ng domain name registration is in accordance with the NiRA Domain Name Registration Policy, on a first-come, first-served basis