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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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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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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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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Nigerian entrepreneurs thrive on news of Internet gTLD expansion

So far, the Internet namespace expansion appears to be a monumental venture into the gold mines of the early 90’s, when the dot .com era was in its infancy. More than 20 years have passed, and the evolution of the TLDs as gTLDs continues to thrive, creating explosive new markets in its wake. One such […]

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Domain Name Sales inquiry thwarts Coup d’Etat attempt in Nigeria

A domain inquiry sent via the Domain Name Sales platform, has apparently prevented a violent military intervention in Nigeria. It all started as a typical domain inquiry for a military gear domain name, but instead of coming with an offer, it contained a message from none other than colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu, son of a ruthless […]

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