NiRA, NITDA Set 2016 Target for Adoption of .gov.ng
NIGERIA Internet Registration Association in collaboration with National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has set next year as target for all the 774 local governments in the country to adopt the country’s top level domain name .ng.
NiRA and NITDA also expressed worries at the persistent reluctance of most of the local governments in the country to register on .ng.
Mr. Sunday Folayan, president, NiRA, said that they intend to achieve this through roadshows in the six geo-political regions of the country to create awareness on the benefits of the country’s top level domain name to the local governments.
“This is one of the sensitization programmes lined up to draw all the local governments in the country to .ng just the way we did with the federal government ministries and agencies. In order to avoid political considerations, that NiRA appointed NITDA to act as their registrar and by not dealing with the local governments on individual basis. We have planned to commence the roadshow by the first quarter of next year. At the just concluded Internet Governance forum held in Kano, NiRA also used the forum to sensitize some local governments that attended from that region,” he stated.
It would be recalled that federal government had directed all local governments in the country to register their domain name on .gov.ng before the end of August last year and to do this in collaboration with NITDA.