The Registry in charge of .NG (Nigeria) unveils a list of premium domain names available for registration. What are the advantages of premium domain names? Which domains are on this list? How to register them? Find out all the answers to your questions!
Back to the Nigerian national extension
Registries are entities that take on many different appearances. They can for example be a company, a government body, an organisation, etc. In Nigeria’s case, it is an association that is in charge of managing the national extension (.ng).
NIRA (Nigeria Internet Registration Association) was set up on March 23, 2005, to meet a growing demand from Nigerians to reform. Indeed, this resource was administered by foreign actors. First hosted in Italy and then by American parties, this national extension management was questioned to lead to a complete reform.
Thus, .ng follows the standard model of many Registries: the 3Rs model (Registry / Registrar / Registrant). Indeed, the NIRA association does not allow domain names to be registered directly through it. It uses registrars and only accredited ones.
Netim being part of this list of accredited Registrars, we can offer you the registration of .NG and especially premium domain names!
What is a premium domain name?
A premium domain name is a domain name that has been identified as having high potential. A list is established, at the Registries’ initiative, including the different domain names. These can be generic terms (restaurant, hotels, etc.) or have a given number of characters (2 or 3 characters for example).
It is the Registry that determines the domain’s pricing policy. They are often sold above the market price, and are supposed to bring a real added value to the owner: marketing, notoriety, domain hack, etc. Some domains have a premium price only for registration and are then renewed or transferred at the same price as non-premium domain names. Others retain the premium price throughout their existence.
Therefore, there are many differences between the Registries.
How do I register a premium .NG domain name?
The process for registering a premium domain name is the same as for standard domain names.
- Enter the domain name you wish to register in the search bar
- If the domain name is available it will appear at the top of the results list
- You can then add it to the basket and link the services you want to it (hosting, email, etc.)
Premium domain names can be a real boon for some entrepreneurs. Guaranteeing greater visibility, they can have a greater impact and drive more traffic. Nevertheless, their often higher prices can be a real brake on registration.
In order not to harm any profile, the Registry in charge of .NG has decided to conduct a promotion on non-premium domain names from October 14th. See you in a month to find out the terms!