The registration of Nigerian domain name, .ng country code top-level domain, added paltry 1,300 new registrations over December 2018.
Analyses of the latest data obtained from the Nigeria Internet Registration Association showed that the number of .ng domain was 130,407 in November 2018 and increased to 131,100 in December.
In January 2018, the statistics showed that 103,096 units of .ng domain registration were recorded by NiRA; 106,736 in February; 108,599 ng domain in March; and 111,146 in April.
According to NiRA records, the number of .ng domain was 114,308 in May, 118,264 in June, and 123,812 in July 2018.
The data showed that a total of 37,313 units of new domain registration were recorded in the eight months under review; with 20,557 domain renewals and 587 domains transferred to other registrars.
“The monthly rate of growth of the domain name registration is encouraging. In August 2018, there were 5,161 newly registered domain names while October recorded 128,078r,” NiRA said.
According to NiRA, the growing number of registration shows that Nigerians continue to embrace the .ng brand and indicates the efforts of the NiRA accredited registrars in growing the country’s ccTLD.
The association stated that the .ng ccTLD is the second fastest growing registry in Africa.