Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) is allowing limited registrations of Second Level Domains (SLD). This promotion allows potential buyers to bypass the auction process and pay a pre-determined value for a .NG SLD.
The cost is N7,500,000 (approximately £30 000 or $46 0000). If the domain name is identical to the buyers corporate name or trade mark the cost will be reduced to N3,000,000 (approximately £12 000 $19 000).
This is not cheap but you could own domain names such as:
Some domain names already registered include:
The auction phase is divided into three parts:
Platinum Domain Auction
Gold Domain Auction
Diamond Domain Auction
The Auction Policy document provided by NIRA is confusing so it is suggested that each applicant read it carefully. The Auction Policy document can be read here.
Lexsynergy can process your .ng application.