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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Nigeria : Internet fraud is 127 billion annually; promoting .NG domains

Nigeria addressed the issue of Internet fraud, and its domestic loss is 127 billion naira annually. That number translates to more than $414 million USD, a staggering figure for this African nation of 93-plus million Internet users. Internet fraud was perpetrated on “foreign domain names” and that means extensions such as .COM, .NET and others, […]

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Nigerians favor .com over the national ccTLD dot .NG

According to data coming from the Nigeria Communication Week, corporations in Nigeria don’t use their .NG domains, if they own the .com already. Despite efforts by the local authorities to promote .NG domains by corporations and businesses, the cost of changing from an existing TLD such as dot .com prohibits quick adoption of the ccTLD. […]

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