Nigeria Internet Registration Association to Enable Domain Auctions

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association has announced the establishment of an Auction Committee to facilitate the sale of .ng domain names.

The committee is expected to submit its final report in early January with the first auctions to be held in late January or early February.

Domains names available for auction will include what is described as “special” first level domain names such as and also premium second level domain names such as and

With domain names being available at varying prices through the auction, the management of NiRA expect this will be a great benefit to all Nigerians wanting a domain name, whether it be paying a premium for a premium domain name, or to get a name for a small business.