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November 12, 2019 18:26

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The return of the Domainking.ng domain registrar operations

After almost 8 weeks of downtime, Domainking.NG is back in business, or so they appear to be. The Nigerian domain registrar’s Indian founders have returned to “active duty” and are responding to support tickets, actively engaging with their frustrated user base on Facebook. It seems that NiRA has lifted the suspension of the Domainking.NG domain, […]

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NiRA : Official statement on the DomainKing.NG breach of contract

NiRA, the overseeing entity and manager of .NG domains in Nigeria, has issued an official statement regarding the recent redirect of DomainKing.NG. Nigeria’s Internet Registration Association shared the following press release on its web site: INABILITY OF DOMAINKING.NG TO RENDER SERVICE TO ITS CLIENTS NIGERIA INTERNET REGISTRATION ASSOCIATION Since 8th February 2017, an India based […]

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NiRA : Centenary Domains takes over DomainKing.NG

After troublesome news about DomainKing.NG came to light, many of its customers complained to Nigeria’s Internet Registration Association (NiRA.) Initially, NiRA changed the landing page of DomainKing.NG providing contact information; as of today, NiRA appears to have allocated a substitute registrar for the task. DomainKing.NG now forwards to Centenary Domains, NiRA’s own registrar. Operating from […]

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Paystack is a legit Nigerian money processor

Many domain investors associate Nigerian money handlers with illegitimate business, also known as “419 scams.” Millions of dollars are lost annually to unscrupulous scammers out of Nigeria, and a typical “419 scam” involves a Nigerian “crown prince.” With all this negativity in place, it’s refreshing seeing that Paystack, a legitimate money processor from Nigeria, is […]

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Nigerians favor .com over the national ccTLD dot .NG

According to data coming from the Nigeria Communication Week, corporations in Nigeria don’t use their .NG domains, if they own the .com already. Despite efforts by the local authorities to promote .NG domains by corporations and businesses, the cost of changing from an existing TLD such as dot .com prohibits quick adoption of the ccTLD. […]

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Nigerian entrepreneurs thrive on news of Internet gTLD expansion

So far, the Internet namespace expansion appears to be a monumental venture into the gold mines of the early 90′s, when the dot .com era was in its infancy. More than 20 years have passed, and the evolution of the TLDs as gTLDs continues to thrive, creating explosive new markets in its wake. One such […]

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Domain Name Sales inquiry thwarts Coup d’Etat attempt in Nigeria

A domain inquiry sent via the Domain Name Sales platform, has apparently prevented a violent military intervention in Nigeria. It all started as a typical domain inquiry for a military gear domain name, but instead of coming with an offer, it contained a message from none other than colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu, son of a ruthless […]

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