NIRA records huge .ng traffic in 2015

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THE Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), through its president, Sunday Folayan, has said that a total of 22,113 .ng domain names were registered in 2015.
He disclosed over the weekend that there was an increase of 3,240 .ng domain names registered in 2015, when compared to the 18,870 registered in the year 2014.
According to him, the internet association renewed 14,462 .ng domain names in 2015, showing an increase of 3,143 renewals, as against 11,319 in 2014.
”NIRA engaged in the transfer of 85 domain names in 2015. We also witnessed an increase in the number of NIRA-accredited registrars with an increase of five.
”NIRA can now boast of having 53 accredited registrars. We are hopeful their number would increase in 2016, with the additional accreditation of local and foreign registrars.
”It has been proved that with more registrars across the country, Nigerian presence online would increase,” he said.
It recalled that in Jan. 2015, 1,542 .ng domain names were registered, 1,029 were renewed and 41 transfers were done.
The noted that 1,512 registrations, 1,003 renewals and 45 transfers were carried out in February, while in the month of March, 1,805 registrations, 1,362 renewals and 67 transfers were executed.
He maintained that 1,509 registrations of .ng names, 1,308 renewals and 63 transfers were carried out in April, while 1,511 registrations, 1,205 renewals and 32 transfers were done in May, 2015.

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