Nigeria’s domain name, the .ng currently has 90,036 adopters in the first quarter of the year, according to the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) report. Globally, there are about 330 million domains.
According to the Dean of NiRA Academy, Sikiru Shehu, at a workshop in Lagos,
the .ng domain presents great avenues to generate jobs, create wealth and employment opportunities.
“Just imagine, a 10 million .ng domain count in Nigeria today, and the multiplier effects on websites development, domain names hosting, content development and so on. For me, domain name business is a big business and the DNS industry is very large. I see a very huge opportunity to generate jobs, create wealth, and earn forex, reduction in capital flight, boosts availability of local contents.”
However factors like low awareness, poor internet infrastructure and internet penetration, preference of foreign domain names, poor policy, lack of skilled personnel are responsible for the stunted growth of domains in Africa and Nigeria