The registry body for. ng domains in Nigeria — Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) — has released reports of domain names in Nigeria between January and November 2015.
The report, which puts the domain number at 33,572, includes; domain purchases, renewals and transfers over the course of the year. The figure is marginal compared to 31,542 for 2014. NiRA statistics show that 18,000 .ng domains were registered, 11,907 were renewed and 765 domains were transferred, in 2014.
Earlier this year, NiRA reviewed the pricing of a number of premium .ng domains, further allowing domains that weren’t originally available to be purchased at the regular price. Going by the current figures, this move has not had much positive effect on .ng domain adoption, thanks to the relatively high retail price of N15,000.
According to a Guardian report, NiRA also accredited four more domain registrars this year in addition to the 47 it had last year.
It should also be noted that NiRA has a total of forty-seven accredited domain registrars in Nigeria.
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