.NG Domain Benifits, Price, And Registration

Before now, the .com domain names have been widely preferred by many internet users due to its popularity and the fact that it’s one of the first domain extensions to exist. However, today, the reverse is the case. Many people are beginning to understand that there are other domain extensions that’ll serve them better than the .com extension, depending on some critical factors. One of such domain extensions is the . NG domain extension.

What is .NG Domain?

The .ng domain is the domain extension for Nigeria. It is the country code top-level domain (cctld) for Nigeria as a country and is one of the most popular domain extensions in Africa. As of 2019, there were over 120,000 .NG domains registered.

.NG domains include and are not limited to .ng, .com.ng, .org.ng, .edu.ng, .gov.ng, .mobi.ng and many more. Each variation is used according to specific requirements, and some are open domains, while others are closed domains that can only be acquired with extra documentation or special permissions.

The Nigerian internet space is fast developing, so having a .NG domain for your business is the right decision to make if you wish to stay ahead of your competitors. It’ll make your visitors know that you’re a business operating in Nigeria, and they could trust and choose you.

 

Domain extension 

Usage

.ng

Most commercially used .ng extension and is open for everyone, which makes it possible for anyone to be able to register it. Perfect for anyone looking to do business or start a blog or website in Nigeria. 

.com.ng

The second most commonly used and the most popular Nigerian extension for its affordability. If you can’t purchase a .ng domain, then you should go for a .com.ng domain.

.org.ng

This is suitable for organizations and non-profits operating in Nigeria.

.edu.ng

This is used mostly by higher educational institutions in Nigeria. It can only be registered by accredited colleges, polytechnics, and universities in Nigeria. There are special requirements for registering .edu.ng domains.

.sch.ng

This is used primarily by other educational institutions that are non-degree awarding institutions. If you own a school, this is the perfect domain extension for you. There are special requirements for registering .sch.ng domains.

.gov.ng

This is a highly reserved domain extension reserved for government bodies in Nigeria. You need supporting documents to register domains under this extension.

Why Register .NG Domain Names?

If you’re a business or organization with Nigeria as your sole target market, then we recommend you register a .ng domain name. Even if you have a global website and do not intend to design a customized website for your Nigerian audience, you can redirect traffic from your .ng domain to the global website. Doing business with a .ng domain shows you value your Nigerian customers.

When it comes to local results, Google gives a high preference to country level domains because the search engine believes they have the most relevant result. If you have a local business, having a .ng, .com.ng or any other .nd extension variance gives your website a competitive edge on Google Nigeria. Better ranking means increased traffic which consequently means more sales and revenue.

If you’re an internet enthusiast, you should know by now that short names are very easy to memorize and this is great for your business. The problem then is that almost all the short and good names in .com and other international top level domains are already taken. .NG extension gives you an opportunity to register many short and easily brandable names.

If you’re a Nigerian citizen, company or organization operating in Nigeria, it’s only typical to show your Nigerian identity online too. Other countries’ domain extensions like .uk, .au, .fr, .de etc are all popular because the website owners in the respective countries prefer their country’s domain extensions to the international TLDs. 

When we work together, we can achieve this popularity for our country too. With the .ng being popular, we can push for Nigerian websites to be hosted in Nigeria. This will enable us develop more intern exchanges and keep Nigerian Internet traffic local. 

Cheap .NG Domain Names Price in Nigeria

.NG domain price in Nigeria varies according to the registrar. At Upperlink, we offer the best .NG domains at the most affordable prices.
 
Domain extension Registration price Renewal Price Transfer Price
.ng N4,800 promo N9,500 N9,500
.com.ng N1200 N1200 N1200
.org.ng N1200 N1200 N1200
.net.ng N1200 N1200 N1200
.edu.ng N4000 N4000 N4000
.gov.ng N1200 N1200 N1200
.sch.ng N1200 N1200 N1200
.mobi.ng N1200 N1200 N1200
.i.ng N1200 N1200 N1200
.name.ng N450 N450
.mil.ng N10000 N10000 N10000
.by.gov.ng N4000  N4000 N4000
.be.gov.ng N4000 N4000 N4000
.gm.gov.ng N4000 N4000 N4000
.kg.gov.ng N4000 N4000 N4000
.lg.gov.ng N4000 N4000 N4000
.os.gov.ng N4000 N4000 N4000

If you’re a business or organization with Nigeria as your sole target market, then we recommend you register a .ng domain name. Even if you have a global website and do not intend to design a customized website for your Nigerian audience, you can redirect traffic from your .ng domain to the global website. Doing business with a .ng domain shows you value your Nigerian customers.

When it comes to local results, Google gives a high preference to country level domains because the search engine believes they have the most relevant result. If you have a local business, having a .ng, .com.ng or any other .nd extension variance gives your website a competitive edge on Google Nigeria. Better ranking means increased traffic which consequently means more sales and revenue.

If you’re an internet enthusiast, you should know by now that short names are very easy to memorize and this is great for your business. The problem then is that almost all the short and good names in .com and other international top level domains are already taken. .NG extension gives you an opportunity to register many short and easily brandable names.

If you’re a Nigerian citizen, company or organization operating in Nigeria, it’s only typical to show your Nigerian identity online too. Other countries’ domain extensions like .uk, .au, .fr, .de etc are all popular because the website owners in the respective countries prefer their country’s domain extensions to the international TLDs. 

When we work together, we can achieve this popularity for our country too. With the .ng being popular, we can push for Nigerian websites to be hosted in Nigeria. This will enable us develop more intern exchanges and keep Nigerian Internet traffic local. 

How to Buy/Register .NG Domains?
Unlike what some people think, registering a .NG domain is an easy task that can be accomplished in 3 simple steps. Three steps in buying a .NG domain include;

Search for your desired .NG Domain Name
Enter the domain name that you wish to buy into the domain search box on our website and then click search. We’ll notify you whether the domain is available or not. If it’s available, you can proceed with registering the domain as yours. If your domain name is not available, we’ll show you our suggested alternatives, and you can also search for another .Ng domain.

Fill your Registrant Details
When you’ve selected your .ng domain name of interest, you’ll need to fill up your details to create your account in our database. The details you fill-up will be used in your Domain’s Registrant Information.

Pay for your domain Name
This is the final step where you review your order summary and make payment. Once you’ve paid, your domain name will be instantly activated.

Common FAQs

GENERAL QUESTION On .NG

As of 2020, the maximum registration duration for .ng domains is 5 years.

Cheapest .Ng Domains
We offer you the cheapest .NG domains in the industry with many choices such as .ng, .com.ng, .net.ng, .org.ng, .edu.ng amongst many others.

Accredited by NIRA
Upperlink is accredited by the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA), which is the .NG Registry in Nigeria.

99.9% Uptime Guarantee
We guarantee you 99.9% uptime on all our servers when you purchase your .NG domain or any other domain from us.

Safe and Secure

Our team of experts assures you of maximum website safety and security 24/7

Dedicated Support
We understand the unique needs of our clients, and we offer a dedicated support system that ensures all our clients’ problems are solved immediately.

Easy Domain Management
We offer you easy domain management with features like auto-renew, bulk updates, name servers creation, and many more.

Get Complete Control
You’ll get complete control of your domain through our easy to use client panel.

Typically, registration for open domain extensions (.ng, .com.ng) goes through instantly in most cases. Sometimes, some are delayed by the .ng registry for extra vetting.

However, the duration for registering closed domain extensions (.edu.ng, .sch.ng, .gov.ng etc) vary, depending on the domain extension. All domains in this category require extra documents and vetting, and the entire process could take several weeks.

An addon domain is a fully functional domain that can be created from your cpanel. Once it’s created it will have it’s own email, and it’s own folder from within the public_html directory.

Addon domain url’s look like www.domain.com

Sub domain url’s look like forum.domain.com or  cat.domain.com etc.domain.com the www is replaced with anything you want.

Parked domains are a place-holder site. You park it on top of another site and it becomes a single page of the site you park it on.