.ng is the domain name system for Nigeria and .org.ng is essentially a subset of .ng, targeted at not-for-profit organizations in Nigeria. The .org part of .org.ng is derived from the English word “organization”.
The following types of entities are usually more suited for .org.ng: cultural institutions; associations; religious and civic organizations; open source software movements; environmental initiatives; social/fraternal organizations; health organizations; free legal services; clubs and community volunteer groups. Obviously, it is most appropriate that the entity be Nigerian, and/or located in Nigeria.
The .org.ng is a semi-open domain name system. This implies that there are no strict limitations on who can register .org.ng domain names. Anyone can apply from any country of the world. Do note however that, the domain registration should not be intended at fraud, deception or misrepresentation. The .ng registry also forbids obscene words from being registered.
Some popular .org.ng domain names are listed below:
Should you want register your .org.ng domain name now, Web4Africa is your best choice. Web4Africa, a leading accredited .ng domain registrar offers .org.ng domain names and other types of .ng domain names at reasonable prices and offers every customer a control panel to manage all the aspects of the domain name. Your .org.ng domain name would be activated instantly if you paid online. Web4Africa accepts Nigerian ATM cards online, and also accepts payments through multiple international payment gateways.
.ng is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Nigeria. .ng domains come in different flavours and its best to choose the domain extension that reflects your type of organization. Nigerian domain extensions can be classified into two: open and restricted.
Open .ng domain extensions: These are those open to registration by virtually any individual or institution from any part of the world. They are: .com.ng, .biz.ng, .org.ng, .name.ng and .mobi.ng
Restricted .ng domain extensions: These are intended for specific types of organizations/institutions in Nigeria. They are: .net.ng, .gov.ng, .edu.ng, .sch.ng, .mil.ng
Restrictions on the use of the following domain extensions are strictly enforced by the .ng registry.
The on-going free .ng domain name registration promotion has afforded us the opportunity to take over a thousand .ng domain registrations from the general public so far. From the registered domain names, we have found it necessary to educate .ng domain patrons and prospective customers on how to choose a .ng domain name.
The following suggestions are not rules but only intended to make your internet marketing more effective.
Choosing a domain name is like choosing a brand name for your business or product. The name should be simple and easy to remember. It must be especially easy to pronounce over the phone or radio. Considering .ng domains are still relatively few, several choice words are still available to register as domain names; especially words that best reflect your business.
You can register a simple English word that best describes your business. Compound words or adjectives would only bring unnecessary complication. Keep it simple and memorable.
The essence of the .ng domain name system is top identify websites related to Nigeria. The mere fact that your business/organization website ends with a .com.ng or .org.ng in itself potrays your website as that of a Nigerian commercial entity or non-profit organization.
In essence, adding the word “nigeria” before or after your name when registering a .ng domain name can only make things unnecessarily complicated. Again, short is better.
Although the .ng registry accepts domain names that contain hyphens, its best to avoid those. The key principle is to keep your .ng domain names as simple as possible.
Questions and suggestions are welcomed in the comments area below.
Web Trends Nigeria is a web trends tracking and analysis website with a focus on happenings around the world wide web as they relate to Nigeria.
They recently commissioned Web4Africa to set-up a new interface for their website. The new interface in addition to looking much better than the previous versions offered some new functionalities including:
Web Trends Nigeria is a subsidiary of Unleashed Business Concepts (UBC) Group, a technology holding company based in Lagos Nigeria. Visit Web Trends Nigeria at www.webtrendsng.com
Web4Africa has recently extended a free website builder software to all its web hosting servers. All web hosting customers (shared hosting or reseller hosting on windows or linux platforms) can now avail themselves to the powerful software that allows compelling website to be built, with relative ease by the web hosting customers.
The free website builder comes with hundreds of templates (including flash templates) that can be easily customized to fit the needs of our web hosting customers. Also available are hundreds of images which can be used in the website building.
On Linux servers, web hosting customers can set-up visually-appealing blogs through the same system.
The free website builder is easy-to-use and comes bundled with the web hosting control panel.
Web4Africa offers reliable web hosting services to clients worldwide and is committed to delivering value for money.
One question we often face from prospective web hosting customers after they have gone through our web hosting plans are similar to:
“so which web hosting plan is right for me?”
While there is no direct answer to this question, a few indicators can serve as a guide for you to choose the right web hosting plan.
Type of website
What type of website are you building? Are you building a static 15-page website or a dynamic website with unlimited number of pages?
If you are building a simple website, chances are that you would never need more than 100MB of disk space for your website. However, a dynamic website like a news website, discussion forum, e-commerce shop etc, often rely on a database system. These databases can quickly grow into hefty files, and this can affect the disk space your website needs to run smoothly.
Type of content
What are you publishing over the Internet? If you are publishing mostly text and a few photos in between, you might not need much disk space in the beginning. If you are running a constantly-updated blog however, note that your text as well as comments added by readers of that blog would soon add-up.
Are you publishing mostly images or videos? Then you are better-off starting with a sizeable disk-space. Images and video files tend to use-up a lot of disk space.
How much email do you need?
If your web hosting is for a medium-sized company or organization, chances are that you would need multiple email addresses ranging between 10 and 100. While the number of email addresses alone is not enough indicator, we live in a world where bandwidth (internet traffic) has become abundantly available. It is not unusual for people to send bulky files via email. A number of such email messages left on the server un-deleted can quickly increase your disk space consumption.
The good news is that Web4Africa offers a generous disk space even on the lowest web hosting plan we offer. If you are still not sure about how much disk space you would need, it doesn’t hurt to start with our lowest web hosting plan and then upgrade as the need arises.
Perhaps you are already a blogger, OR you want to delve into the world of blogging. Perhaps you want to stand-out from the crowd and have a blog that is uniquely yours in looks and functionality?
Web4Africa is now offering custom blog design to clients worldwide. We have the necessary skill and experience to design your custom blog theme, making it look exactly as you want. We can also add virtually any functionality you would want. Since your blog theme would be built from scratch, we can embed the functionality right at the heart of the blog theme.
The blog themes (blog templates) we design are basically meant for WordPress-powered blogs only. Should you already have a blog on another service, we can migrate your blog to WordPress and host it on our web servers.
There has been a lot of malware attacks on hosting accounts recently and it is critical at this point for us to educate our web hosting clients and the general public.
It is very important to keep your installed scripts (like WordPress, Drupal, OS Commerce etc) updated regularly. From a recent post by WordPress’ development team:
A stitch in time saves nine. I couldn’t sew my way out of a bag, but it’s true advice for bloggers as well — a little bit of work on an upgrade now saves a lot of work fixing something later.
The tactics are new, but the strategy is not. Where this particular worm messes up is in the “clean up” phase: it doesn’t hide itself well and the blogger notices that all his links are broken, which causes him to dig deeper and notice the extent of the damage. Where worms of old would do childish things like defacing your site, the new ones are silent and invisible, so you only notice them when they screw up (as this one did) or your site gets removed from Google for having spam and malware on it.
The same principle applies to some other open-source web programs. It is up to the web hosting account owner to take basic precautions and keep regularly update the password to the hosting account.
If you own or manage a website, you are responsible for that website’s security. Compromised websites can infect visitors with badware, and are commonly blacklisted by search engines, web browsers, and security vendors.
Many legitimate websites are the targets of malicious hacking attacks, during which code linking directly to badware is inserted onto an otherwise innocent, but poorly secured, website. Another common way that legitimate sites are compromised is through third-party content such as the ads provided by an advertising network, which can be used as vectors for the distribution of badware.
StopBadWare.org, offers a comprehensive report on how to secure your web hosting account and stay safe: http://stopbadware.org/home/security
StopBadware.org is a partnership among academic institutions, technology industry leaders, and volunteers, all of whom are committed to protecting Internet and computer users from the threats to privacy and security that are caused by bad software. We are a leading independent authority on trends in badware and its distribution, and a focal point for the development of collaborative, community-minded approaches to stopping badware. We invite you to join our community, to help reduce the impact of badware and to regain control of our computers.
Web4Africa is offering a limited-time special pricing on both .IN and Third Level .IN Domains for only $6.99
Target an Indian audience with your .IN domain name and pay via Paypal, Alertpay, Moneybookers or Liberty Reserve. Web4Africa accepts credit card payment as well. Residents of Ghana can pay in Ghana cedis and those in Nigeria can pay in Nigerian Naira.
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