DOCUMENTATION FOR CLOSED DOMAINS

Highlighted below are the requirements of some of NIRA’s Closed Domains

1. gov.ng
The .gov.ng SLD is a closed and limited only to the following – Governments at all levels and Ministries, Department and Parastatals at all levels as well.
a. Federal
Registrants in the .gov.ng SLD are required to be full government agencies and also have the approval of each tier of government. For Federal government registrations, applicants are expected to also obtain clearance from the federal government entity setup for such approval, and present same during registration. In this case Galaxy Backbone. Registrations for Federal MDAs are handled strictly by Galaxy Backbone and not NITDA. Registration Procedure – Contact Galaxy Backbone directly for registration. Details are below.

The Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone 61, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent Wuse2 Abuja

b. State and Local Government For State government registration, applicants are expected to also obtain clearance from the state government entity setup or designated for such approval, and present same during registration. For Local government registration, applicants are expected to attach a valid authorization from the local government, and present same during registration.

Registrations for State and Local Governments are approved by NITDA through Upperlink Documentation Requirement – Authorization Letter Registration Procedure Authorization Letter on the Agency’s Letterhead to be addressed to (NIRA)

Nigeria Internet Registration Association 8, Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

The letter should state your authorization to register the domain on behalf of the Agency, stating clearly what the Agency is into, the domain they want to register and the nameservers of the domain. The letter should be scanned and sent to domains@upperlink.ng. It should also contain the details of the Point of Contact (from the Agency) as listed below: Position Contact Address, Phone Numbers, Postal Code Email On approval by NITDA, payment can then be made to our Account for the registration

2. .edu.ng
The .edu.ng SLD is a closed one and reserved for ONLY tertiary academic institutions as approved and accredited by the relevant authorities like Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), NCCE and any other body as recognized by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Documentation Requirement – Authorization Letter, Evidence of Accreditation
Registration Procedure Authorization Letter on the Institution’s Letterhead to be addressed to (NIRA)

Nigeria Internet Registration Association 8, Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

The letter should state your authorization to register the domain on behalf of the Institution, the domain they want to register and the nameservers of the domain. The letter should be scanned and sent to domains@upperlink.ng. It should also contain the details of the Admin Point of Contact (from the Institution) as listed below: Name
Position
Contact Address,
Phone Numbers,
Postal Code
Email

Universities – NUC Accreditation Letter
Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education – NBTE Accreditation Letter

On approval, payment can then be made to us for registration.

For more information on NIRA’s Domains Policies which are incorporated by reference. Please see below

  1. NiRA General Registration Policy
  2. NiRA Dispute Resolution Policy
  3. NIRA Complaint Policy
  4. NiRA Privacy Policy
  5. NIRA Domain Names Policy
  6. NG Domain Name Life Cycle Policy
  7. NIRA Auction Process & Procedure

For more inquiries, send a mail to support@upperlink.ng or domains@upperlink.ng