What is .ng?
The .ng domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Nigeria.
Nigeria with its estimated population of 170,123,740, ranks as the 1st most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .ng extension are very popular in Nigeria and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .ng domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ng ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1995.
Who can register .ng domain?
Any individual or organisation are allowed to register a .ng web name.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ng extension?
A .ng extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Nigeria.
In Nigeria the first language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .ng extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The main characteristics restrictions of a domain:
The only valid characters for a .ng domain name are letters, numbers and the symbol "-".
A name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
Hyphens cannot begin or end your web name.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
Maximum length of a domain name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .ng).
The web name that does not follow the above criterias will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .ng web name can be registered 1 to 10 years at one time.
Good luck for naming your new website!