Dot .NG : Jail time for domain cybersquatters in Nigeria!

If you’re found guilty of domain cybersquatting in Nigeria, prepare to do some jail time. Prior to the enactment of the Cybercrimes Act of 2015, cybersquatting could only be addressed within the law of trademarks or the tort of passing off, which often proved inadequate. The recent enactment of the Act, brought into existence a […]

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The return of the Domainking.ng domain registrar operations

After almost 8 weeks of downtime, Domainking.NG is back in business, or so they appear to be. The Nigerian domain registrar’s Indian founders have returned to “active duty” and are responding to support tickets, actively engaging with their frustrated user base on Facebook. It seems that NiRA has lifted the suspension of the Domainking.NG domain, […]

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DomainKing.NG : Public Domain Registry will assist with locked down .com domains

Since early February, India-based registrar, DomainKing.NG, has been causing a lot of frustration to domain registrants using its services. A month ago, its founders were arrested in Punjab, India, and are being investigated into for a variety of alleged crimes; some, as serious as supporting terrorist activists’ domain registrations. After weeks of complaints on the […]

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NiRA : Official statement on the DomainKing.NG breach of contract

NiRA, the overseeing entity and manager of .NG domains in Nigeria, has issued an official statement regarding the recent redirect of DomainKing.NG. Nigeria’s Internet Registration Association shared the following press release on its web site: INABILITY OF DOMAINKING.NG TO RENDER SERVICE TO ITS CLIENTS NIGERIA INTERNET REGISTRATION ASSOCIATION Since 8th February 2017, an India based […]

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NiRA : Centenary Domains takes over DomainKing.NG

After troublesome news about DomainKing.NG came to light, many of its customers complained to Nigeria’s Internet Registration Association (NiRA.) Initially, NiRA changed the landing page of DomainKing.NG providing contact information; as of today, NiRA appears to have allocated a substitute registrar for the task. DomainKing.NG now forwards to Centenary Domains, NiRA’s own registrar. Operating from […]

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Bad domain karma : NiRA pulls the plug on Nigerian registrar, DomainKing.NG

Nigeria’s Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has pulled the plug on DomainKing.NG, suspending its services. The Nigerian registrar with direct ties to India, has been the focus of an Indian police investigation, after its founders were arrested earlier this month. On top of fraud allegations, potential ties to support of terrorist activities are under investigation. After […]

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DomainKing.NG : Indian company’s Nigerian customers in limbo for two weeks

DomainKing.NG, allegedly the top domain registrar in Nigeria, has failed to provide basic support to its Nigerian customers, for the past two weeks. Based in Punjab, India, two of DomainKing.NG’s officers were arrested earlier in February on a variety of charges. Pune City police arrested the DomainKing.NG founders on fraud charges, but the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism […]

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Domainking.NG : Police report asserts “terrorist angle” to Indian registrar’s activities

Domainking.NG, a self-styled domain registrar asserting to be Nigeria’s top choice, is in trouble; its founders were arrested by the Pune city police early in February, accused of a variety of charges. The company’s founders operated Domainking.NG from Punjab, in India, and the local police is now taking a “terrorist angle” to the charges. According […]

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DomainKing : Nigerian ccTLD domain has stolen Rick Schwartz’s thunder!

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, is being missed among the domain community; as a blogger, he last posted in December. Rick announced his retirement after 10 years of successful TRAFFIC shows, but it seems that some folks are after his crown! It’s rather shocking seeing how a Nigerian domain registration and web hosting web site […]

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