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What Would You Like Mirrored In Nigeria?

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Are you a developer or Linux user in Nigeria? What would you like mirrored in Nigeria?

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Web4Africa has been working on a local mirror for linux distributions and important software/modules/scripts.

The mission is to make the most popular open-source Operating Systems and software available locally, starting from Nigeria. Users in Nigeria would be able to benefit from very speedy downloads provided their ISP is peering locally.

We currently host CentOS, Ubuntu and pypi in Nigeria. The CSR project details would be made public very soon.

For now, your suggestions would be appreciated and considered for adding to the existing repository. You are welcome to share these in the comments section below.

60% Discount OFF Web Hosting in Nigeria

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Web4Africa is offering a limited-time 60% discount off the Web Hosting in Nigeria plans. Offer closes on Monday. Click on the banner below, to enjoy the one-off offer now.

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Terms:

  • Free Domains apply to annual billing cycles only, and must be included in the hosting order at the time of ordering.
  • Free Domains apply to certain domain extensions only. The possible domain extensions would be displayed during your order process.
  • The discount applies only for the initial term ordered. Example: If you order and pay for one year, it applies to the first year only.
  • This offer lasts till the end of 26th July 2016.

Web4Africa extends web hosting infrastructure to Nigeria

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Web4Africa, a leading pan-African web hosting company and accredited domain registrar has extended its web hosting infrastructure to  Nigeria, making it the first web hosting company to do so.

Flag Map of NigeriaFrom an award-winning Tier-III data centre in Lagos Nigeria, Web4Africa is poised to offer its regular services from its West African network Point-of-Presence. These services include: shared Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting and Cloud Hosting.

To offer the very best experience to residents of Nigeria, Web4Africa is peering openly at the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), with a 100Mbps connectivity to all the leading operators openly available at the exchange point in Lagos.

From the Nigeria data centre, Web4Africa has access to clean, 100% stable and redundant power supply, as well as top-notch physical security.

In the words of Oluniyi Ajao, M/D of Web4Africa:

We are in Africa and Africa is in us. We are committed to bringing world-class web hosting to Africa and Africans, meeting the needs of businesses and other entities. Our extension to Lagos Nigeria is one of the first steps towards this goal.

The installed infrastructure has been carefully engineered for excellence with speed and redundancy built into every layer of the hardware.

Residents of Nigeria would have access to low-latency and high-speed data hosting services with varying service options targeted at developers, SMEs, NGOs, corporates and government departments.

Web4Africa has the experience and credibility to drive the need for local web content development in Nigeria. Web4Africa currently serves existing clients from its own server hardware in a Tier-III data centre in South Africa, powered by its own multi-homed resilient IP network. Web4Africa currently peers openly at 1Gbps on Africa’s first internet exchange – the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) and enjoys direct connectivity to some major South African and pan-African IP carriers.

About Web4Africa

Established in 2002, Web4Africa is a leading pan-African web hosting company and ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar offering web presence services to clients worldwide.

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.HOST Domains @ $39

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Web4Africa is offering .HOST Domain name for your web hosting / domain name business on promo at $39 for the first year till 17th October 2014. That means you have less than 48 hours to take advantage of this limited-time offer. If you have no plans to switch to .HOST immediately, you can still register the domain name for future use. $39 is the lowest pricing for .HOST Domains on the Internet today.

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Visit https://www.web4africa.net/domain-name/host/ to order now.

Introducing .bid, .trade and .webcam domain names

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.BID is undoubtedly the TLD of choice for online auctions and market place sites online. An intuitive generic Top Level Domain (TLD) name makes .BID distinguishable from the broad auction-related content found across the Internet, and there are clear benefits to auctioneers, buyers and sellers .BID Top Level Domain (TLD) owners include a spectrum of online auctioneers running various types of auctions from English auctions to penny auctions, across a range of general markets and niche genres, and more traditional auction houses wishing to strengthen their online identity.

.trade domain nameThis domain extension acts as a magnet to all businesses interested in growing their business on an international level. As a short, clear, and globally understood term for commerce, it is a natural home for start-up businesses, high-growth industries and emergent international trade. By owning a .TRADE name, you are sending a clear message to prospective customers, suppliers, and resellers of the commercial nature of your website.

 

 

 

.webcam domain namePersonal online broadcasting (webcamming) is more popular now than it has ever been. The Internet allows anyone the opportunity to be a “star” in their own right.  Whether you are looking for love online or late night entertainment; whether you are checking out potential vacation spots or the weather at your favourite skiing resort; if you want share your life online or show your latest movie creation. The answer is simple, add .WEBCAM to the end of your domain name and what else could be hosted there than your unique broadcasting talent.

You can register any of these domains with Web4Africa todayWeb4Africa is Africa’s largest ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar.

Our .net domain story

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Web4Africa started operations in the year 2002, using the domain name web4africa.net – we registered web4africa.com about two years later but have stayed with the .net domain ever since. This is even more intriguing because in most African countries, .net only ranks 3rd in popularity among generic TLDs. This write-up celebrates our use of .net

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Our choice of .net in the very beginning was out of necessity: We believe in Africa and thus wanted to start a pan-African web presence service that is open to anyone in the world thus the name Web4Africa, a short/funky form of “Web For Africa”. web4africa.com domain was already taken by someone else but we believe in the name Web4Africa enough to settle for web4africa.net

To be clear, .net is every bit as good as a .com and in some context, even better than .com. According to Wikipedia:

The domain name net is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used in the Domain Name System of the Internet. The name is derived from network, indicating its originally intended purpose was for organizations involved in networking technologies, such as Internet service providers and other infrastructure companies. However, restrictions were never enforced and the domain is now a general purpose name space. It is still popular with network operators, and is often treated as an alternative to com.

To celebrate .net’s 15 years anniversary, Verisign (the .net domain registry) in collaboration with Entrepreneur (USA) magazine, launched .Net100, a curated list of the top 100 .net domain names in the world.

.Net100 – a ranking that measures the top sites on the web with the .net domain extension. Entrepreneur and Verisign came together to assemble the ranking, which is based on quantitative factors and the feedback from Entrepreneur’s audience of sophisticated, successful business owners. Together, we then gathered traffic and social metrics for each site, as well as your votes to determine the rankings.

web4africa.net as listed in .net100

web4africa.net as listed in .net100

Web4Africa is proud that our main web address web4africa.net made it to the .net100 list. The .net100 list is representative of the best of the web – music sites, gaming communities, news and entertainment, and community tools for developers, programmers and businesses. We are especially proud to be in the same list as valued partners like php.net, cpanel.net, asp.net and do congratulate every .net website owners that made it to the .Net100 list.

To celebrate this milestone, Web4Africa as an accredited .net domain registrar is offering .net domain registrations, transfers, renewals for only $7 per year. The promo code for this offer is NET100 and can be redeemed on our website between 6th March and 6th May 2014.

 

Buy Web Hosting & Domains. Pay with Bitcoin.

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Web4Africa, an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar and web hosting company, now accepts Bitcoin as payment for its services.

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Web4Africa offers web presence services including Domain Name Registration, Web Hosting, Cloud Hosting etc to clients worldwide.

Bitcoin is a decentralized (peer-to-peer) digital currency system that is gaining popularity worldwide.

Web4Africa recognized as a leading .ng registrar by .ng registry

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Web4Africa, a premium-category NiRA accredited domain registrar, was awarded in the two categories of most consistent .ng domain registrars at the NiRA Registrar Forum held in Lagos Nigeria.

  • Web4Africa came first in the most consistent on premium category. This category refers to the volume of 2nd-level .ng domains registered by Web4Africa in the year 2013.
  • Web4Africa came second in the most consistent registrars category. This refers to the overall volume of domains (2nd-level and 3rd-level .ng domains) registered by Web4Africa in the year 2013.

To celebrate this milestone, Web4Africa is offering a 20% discount on .com.ng, .org.ng, .mobi.ng and .name.ng domain name registrations and renewals till June 2014. The promotional code MASTER2013 to be redeemed at www.web4africa.net, to take advantage of this limited-time offer..ng domain name

The exact text of the official announcement is re-published below, as culled from NiRA’s newsletter:

The trios of UpperLink Limited, Web4Africa and WhoGoHost have been pronounced the most consistent registrars by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) for the year ended 2013.

Announcing this at the end of the year get together hosted by NIRA for its registrar community in Lagos recently, the acting Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Akinbo Adebunmi said that the aforementioned three registrars made it as most consistent registrars with varying degrees success.

He also announced another three registrars as the most consistent on premium category, namely Web4Africa, Lexsynergy and UpperLink.

While commended those who crossed the threshold to keep up the good work, he charged other registrars to up their games in all ramification to ensure they are listed among top runners in the coming year.

According to him, this recognition is to encourage NIRA registrars to be innovative in conducting their .NG businesses so as to always grow the domain name industry in Nigeria.

.ng is the internet country code top-level domain name for Nigeria. Domain extensions .ng, .com.ng, .org.ng, .mobi.ng and .name.ng are open to anyone in the world.

15 Facts about .net domain names

.net is the 2nd most popular generic domain extension in the world, after .com

The domain name net is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used in the Domain Name System of the Internet. The name is derived from network, indicating its originally intended purpose was for organizations involved in networking technologies, such as Internet service providers and other infrastructure companies. However, restrictions were never enforced and the domain is now a general purpose name space. It is still popular with network operators, and is often treated as an alternative to com.

As .net crosses the 15 million domain registrations globally, here are 15 facts about .net domain names:

15 facts about .net domains

What’s more? Web4Africa is accredited to register/transfer/manage .net domains and we have been proudly using .net for our main website, since 2002!

What is .africa? [video]

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Web4Africa is not only in Africa, Africa is in us as well and this is why we are so excited about the up-coming .africa domain name system.

You might wonder, what is .africa and how can I use it? The video below from ZACR explains this and more in a very easy-to-understand manner. Should you have any further question(s), feel free to ask in the comments section.

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