Free .com.ng, .org.ng domain name registrations to Nigerians

The following is an archived blog post from January 2011. To get .com.ng or .org.ng domains for free, you would need to buy any of our Web Hosting plans on an annual billing cycle.

The .NG Registry as part of its Nigeria @ 50 independence celebration is offering 50,000 .ng domain names within 50 days. According to TelecomPaper:

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), manager of the Nigerian web domain .ng, has released 50,000 free domain names for Nigerians as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the country. Registration of free domains will run until 21 March. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will provide the funding for the project. The agency is committed to training a substantial number of Nigerian youths as web developers in readiness for an envisaged increased demand for the services of web developers with the registration of 50,000 .ng domains in the first quarter, and the target population of the .ng registry with 250,000 domains by the end of 2011. The project will be launched this month by NITDA, which will also sponsor the capacity building effort of NiRA and setting up a data centre and co-location facility to support the activation of the 250,000 domains. While the free domain name offer lasts, registrars will register domains at no cost to registrants for a period of one year. The offer of free domains is restricted to the following second level domains (SLDs): .com.ng, .org.ng, .name.ng, .mobi.ng, and .sch.ng. Recipients are expected to renew their domains at the usual fees at the expiration of the one-year period.

dot ngWhile the offer lasts, Web4Africa would register the .ng domains at no cost to Registrants for a period of one year.  The offer of free domains is restricted to the following Second Level:

  • .com.ng
  • .org.ng
  • .name.ng
  • .mobi.ng, and
  • .sch.ng (This would be part of it with the provision that a process of verification should be adhered to).

The following terms apply:

  • The domain name is for free for one year (the first year). The domain name is subject to renewal fees in the subsequent years.
  • Domain names that are not put to a meaningful use within 6 (six) months will be withdrawn.
  • All domain names must be in compliance with NIRA Domain Name Policy.

To register your free .ng domain names, head to web4africa.ng now. Use Promo code: NG@50 in the shopping cart for the free domain registration.

24 Comments on “Free .com.ng, .org.ng domain name registrations to Nigerians”

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  2. Hi,
    Is this true or we should ignore it.

    http://www.web4africa.net uses an invalid security certificate.

    The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.

    (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

    I got the message above while trying to use the site

  3. Thanks for this info, but how much is the renewal of this free domain. Moreover I thought it should be for ex: mydomain.ng and not mydomain.com.ng? Furthermore how can I access the free web developers training from NITDA? Thanks

  4. A way to encourage Nigerians to have internet presence is good from this corner(provider).More greese to your elbow
    We appreciate you. I will spread the Gospel News about this to many nigerians.
    thanks a lot

  5. happy 4 d development in IT in nigeria, it gives access for many online businesses in nigr.
    pls. i wants 2 know how long it takes for activation after registering and why it is more expensive compare to the international domain. e.g .com.thanks

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  7. PLS I CALLED ON THURSDAY about my ACCOUNT not having access to EDIT my nameserver after registration…
    I GOT 4 DOMAINS just one of it is working but d other 3 am yet to make them work but dis freebiesworld.com.ng NEVER propagated to CPANEL PLS HELP ME

  8. I have tried to by domain name and hosting plan but could not because there was no promo code. I tried one and it was said to have expired and I can’t find any on web4africa.net. please, can anyone help me? I already own an account with web4africa.net.

  9. I have tried to by domain name and hosting plan but could not because there was no promo code. I tried one and it was said to have expired and I can’t find any on web4africa.net. please, can anyone help me? I already own an account with web4africa.net.

  10. I wish you guys can start another promo for the dot ng domains name from NIRA. Nevertheless I will try to buy my next domain from web4africa.

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