The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) seeks to recognize and acknowledge those who are contributing to the growth of the .ng domain name registration and the promotion of the DNS Industry.
Disclosing the commencement of nomination for the awards during a press conference in Lagos, Sunday Folayan, NiRA President described the .ng string as a critical National resource and Nigeria’s unique identity on the World Wide Web.
NiRA, as an Industry-led stakeholder organization, is the registry for Nigerian Internet Domain Names (.ng), and maintains the database of names registered in the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) name space in the interest of Nigerians and the global Internet community.
Folayan said that using the .ng awards, NiRA celebrates the achievements and innovation of Nigerian Internet initiatives.
“The awards aim to showcase Nigerian businesses, individuals, charity, public and private sector organizations which help to make the Internet a more secure, open, accessible and rewarding experience for all.
“NiRA acknowledges the great work being done out there and desire people to know, talk about it, engage with it and put it into the spotlight,” he said.
The maiden .ng Awards held in 2016 during NIRA’s 10th anniversary activities.
Also speaking, Mr. Shina Badaru, chairman of the award committee said that on the 2017 .ng awards criteria must be met by all nominees.
He disclosed the criteria entail the nominee must have impeccable online presence; “Company, organization or individual must have registered and is active online with .ng domain name(s). The Domain name must have been registered for over 6 months and the website associated with the domain name must be active on the Internet”.