[AfrICANN-discuss] NITDA, Nira Sign Pact On Nigeria Web
Dr Yassin Mshana
ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 13:30:20 SAST 2008
Well done NITDA!!!
This has now become possible.
Good luck <.ng> in serving the society.
On 18/01/2008, Anne-Rachel Inné <annerachel at gmail.com> wrote:
> *NITDA, Nira Sign Pact On Nigeria Web*
> This Day (Lagos) http://allafrica.com/stories/200801170278.html
> 17 January 2008
> Posted to the web 17 January 2008
> National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Nigerian
> Internet Re-gistration Association (NiRA), yesterday in Abuja, signed a
> memorandum of understanding MoU for management of the nation's web domain.
> The address of the country's web domain is .ng. The MOU gave NiRA the sole
> authority to administer the Nigerian Country Code Top Level Domain
> Professor Cleopas Angaye, NITDA Director General, said at theceremony,
> that "with this development, all government Ministries, Departments and
> Agencies (MDAs) should take measure to establish their presence on the
> web."MDA's should ensure that any existing web sites are migrated to the
> country's top level .ng domain. Section 17(4) of the Information Technology
> Act makes it an offence for anyone to disregard such guidelines issued under
> the act," he said, adding that NiRA would facilitate the tracking of "419"
> mails emanating from the country.
> Mr Ndukwe Kalu, NiRA President, said the Association would work to ensure
> that the .ng domain competed favourably with other domains globally and
> appealed to Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora, whom he claimed
> owned over a million domains, to migrate to the .ng domain.
> "The .ng domain will present a platform for an internet revolution on the
> African continent," he said.Kalu said the network would have multiple
> servers hosted in serval points, both in and outside the country to
> ensureoptimal operation.
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