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How to choose your dot ng (Nigerian) domain name

How to choose your dot ng (Nigerian) domain name

.ng domain name

The on-going free .ng domain name registration promotion has afforded us the opportunity to take over a thousand .ng domain registrations from the general public so far. From the registered domain names, we have found it necessary to educate .ng domain patrons and prospective customers on how to choose a .ng domain name.

The following suggestions are not rules but only intended to make your internet marketing more effective.

Keep your domain name short and simple

.ng domain nameChoosing a domain name is like choosing a brand name for your business or product. The name should be simple and easy to remember. It must be especially easy to pronounce over the phone or radio. Considering .ng domains are still relatively few, several choice words are still available to register as domain names; especially words that best reflect your business.

You can register a simple English word that best describes your business. Compound words or adjectives would only bring unnecessary complication. Keep it simple and memorable.

Avoid the word “Nigeria” where it is possible

The essence of the .ng domain name system is top identify websites related to Nigeria. The mere fact that your business/organization website ends with a .com.ng or .org.ng in itself potrays your website as that of a Nigerian commercial entity or non-profit organization.

In essence, adding the word “nigeria” before or after your name when registering a .ng domain name can only make things unnecessarily complicated. Again, short is better.

Avoid hyphens

Although the .ng registry accepts domain names that contain hyphens, its best to avoid those. The key principle is to keep your .ng domain names as simple as possible.

Questions and suggestions are welcomed in the comments area below.

To register your .ng domain name, simply head to www.web4africa.com.ng


Web4Africa is an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar and pan-African Web Hosting company with network presence in Johannesburg South Africa and Lagos Nigeria. Web4Africa offers affordable domain name registration, reliable Web Hosting and VPS Hosting to clients worldwide. We accept Payza, Skrill, PayPal, Credit & debit cards, Perfect Money, bitcoin, Visa Naira, Mastercard Naira & Interswitch Verve cards (Nigeria) and bank deposits in Ghana, Nigeria or South Africa

8 thoughts on “How to choose your dot ng (Nigerian) domain name”

On March 4, 2011 at 10:37 pm tee says:

How long does it take for a newly registered domain name to be active?

On March 5, 2011 at 6:35 am Web4Africa says:

Typically same day activation. We disabled instant activation due to the need to vet domains registered during the free .ng domains promotion.

On March 9, 2013 at 11:42 pm Mike says:

Do you provide .ng.com domain names?

On March 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm Web4Africa says:

No. What we offer is .com.ng

On May 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm AISHA says:

why is .ng so expensive?

On July 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm Web4Africa says:

Why not? 🙂

On February 8, 2014 at 5:51 pm Ak says:

Pls can you direct me on getting a .com.ng for my business . I want to know all the processes and the fees involved

On March 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm Web4Africa says:

Please visit http://www.web4africa.com.ng to order your .com.ng domain name.

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