.gov.ng Domain Name
.gov.ng Domain Name

.gov.ng domain

Nigeria is a country located in western Africa. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with a population of almost 175 million people, and is the 7th most populous country worldwide. Nigeria has abundant natural resources, and is most well known economically for exporting a large amount of petroleum. The .GOV.NG domain extension is intended for use by Nigerian government entities.

  .gov.ng Domain registration time frame is 3 Months.
.gov.ng Domain Requirements

Are Individual .gov.ng domain registrations allowed?

Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .gov.ng?

Are some .gov.ng domain names restricted?

Does .gov.ng domain have a special use?

Other information I need to know about .gov.ng?

Are there any additional fees for .gov.ng?

Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .gov.ng?

Private Registration service available?

Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?

.gov.ng Domain FAQs
?What is the registration term allowed for .gov.ng domain names?
The minimum term for .gov.ng cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
?How long does it take to register my .gov.ng domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .gov.ng cpr144449003101 during general availability is 3 Months.
?What are the characters and valid character lengths for .gov.ng domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.gov.ng); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.gov.ng).
?Trustee Service for .gov.ng

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.


Trustee service is not available for this extension

?How do I host my .gov.ng domain name?
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .gov.ng. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
?Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .gov.ng requirements before transfer out can be started.
?Can I hide my registration information (Private Registration)?
No. At present the .gov.ng domain zone does not provide means to hide the information cpr144449003101 of the domain owner. All information (name, address, email, etc.) will be displayed in WHOIS.
?Grace period for .gov.ng domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .gov.ng domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
?Who is the registry that manages .gov.ng domain names?
You may visit them here: Nigerian Internet Registration Association.cpr144449003101
?.gov.ng Domains Dispute & Policy

The most current .gov.ng domains dispute policy can be found at: www.nira.org.ng/media/pdf/NIRA%20DISPUTE%20RESOLUTION%20POLICY.pdf


Version 1.0, May 5, 2008


This document sets out NIRA's policy on the handling of complaints made about domain names, registrars and registrants in the .ng name space.


2.1 NIRA's jurisdiction to handle complaints is limited to matters relating to the .ng domain space. There are two types of complaints that NIRA handles:
a. complaints about .ng domain names and registrants ("domain complaints); and
b. complaints about .ng domain name services provided by NIRA accredited registrars and their resellers ("industry complaints).
The different types of complaints are explained in more detail in sections 4 and 5 below.
2.2 NIRA does not have the jurisdiction to handle complaints about:
a. generic Top Level Domains (e.g. .com, .net, .biz, .info, etc) or other country code Top Level Domains (e.g. .nz, .uk, .us, etc);
b. web hosting, website management or website design services;
c. Internet access or email services; or
d. possible breaches of Nigerian law relating to Information Technology, telecommunications, broadcasting or unfair business practices.
For complaints about these matters you should contact the relevant government authority.
2.3 NIRA reserves the right not to investigate a complaint that is clearly frivolous, vexatious or abusive, or in NIRA's opinion has been brought in bad faith.


3.1 Complaints may be submitted to NIRA via the online form on NIRA's website, by fax or by post. NIRA will acknowledge receipt of the complaint and indicate the timeframe that the complainant can expect a response (Subject to paragraph 2.3). NIRA will endeavor to resolve complainant's complaint within thirty (30) days, but if complainant's complaint is complex it may take several weeks to resolve. If this is the case, NIRA will keep complainants informed of the progress of complainant's complaint on a weekly basis.
3.2 On receipt of the complaint, where appropriate, NIRA will request a response from the registrant or registrar involved. NIRA will investigate the complaint based on the facts provided by all parties involved in the matter. NIRA may seek further information from any party to assist with its investigation. NIRA may place a registry server lock on the domain name(s) in question, in order to preserve the status quo whilst the investigation is pending.
3.3 After conducting a full investigation, NIRA will notify complainant in writing of the outcome of the complaint and, if relevant, of any other courses of action available to the complainant.


4.1 "Domain complaints include complaints about:
a. prohibited misspellings;
b. offering a domain name for sale;
c. correct "ownership of a domain name;
d. transfers (change of registrant); and 2
e. breaches of the domain name license terms and conditions, or any NIRA Policy.
4.2 NIRA is the first point of contact for the above mentioned domain complaints. NIRA will investigate all complaint on the basis of whether there has been a breach of NIRA policy, not on the basis of whether the complainant has a better claim to the domain name, or whether complainant's rights in the domain name have been infringed. If the desired outcome is transfer of the domain name to the complainant, then the complainant should consider lodging a complaint under the NIRA Dispute Resolution Policy or taking legal action directly against the registrant.
4.3 If the complaint is upheld, NIRA may take one or more of the following actions:
a. instruct the registrar of record to "policy delete the domain name(s) in question;
b. instruct the registrar of record to correct the registrant details of the domain name(s) in question; or
c. in the case of an unauthorised transfer, instruct the registry to reverse the transfer


5.1 "Industry complaints include complaints about:
a. domain name registration and domain name management services of a registrar;
b. transfers (change of registrar of record); and
c. breaches of the Registrar Agreement, Registrar's Practice Policy, or any NIRA Published Policy.
5.2 Before NIRA will investigate a complaint, complainant must have first attempted to resolve the complaint with the registrar involved. Under the .Registrar's Practice Policy, all registrars must have adequate complaints-handling policies and procedures in place.
5.3 Before making a complaint to NIRA, complainant must allow a reasonable period of time of at least seven (7) days for the registrar to respond to the complaint. NIRA will not investigate any complaint unless the complainant has done so. Complainant should also collect any relevant supporting documentation, such as registration agreements, policies, emails and other correspondence with the registrar. Failure to do so may mean that NIRA is unable to investigate the complaint for lack of evidence.
5.4 If the complaint is upheld, NIRA may take one or more of the following actions:
a. request the registrar to issue complainant with a full explanation and apology;
b. request the registrar to remedy their error and/or refund any payment for services not received;
c. in the case of an unauthorised transfer, instruct the registry to reverse the transfer;
d. request the registrar to amend the practice or procedure that led to the complaint;
e. notify the registrar that they are in breach of the Registrar Agreement, or any other NIRA Policy, and request them to remedy the breach; or
f.complainant should refer complaint to the relevant government authority or Law Enforcement Agency.
Please Note: NIRA is not a government agency or statutory authority; therefore it does not have legislative powers to impose fines or other penalties on a registrar or registrant.
5.5 If the registrar or registrant involved does not comply with NIRA's request pursuant to paragraph 5.4 a)-d), NIRA may take the following action:
a. in the case of a registrant, NIRA may direct the registrar not to accept any services from that registrant, and to terminate if any is in existence between the registrar and that registrant; or
b. in the case of a registrar, NIRA may suspend or terminate the registrar's accreditation. 3


6.1 The NIRA Dispute Resolution Policy provides for independent arbitration of disputes between a registrant and another party with competing rights in the domain name. Proceedings must be lodged with one of the approved Providers listed on NIRA's website.
6.2 NIRA will not mediate or resolve disputes between a registrant and another party over a domain name. NIRA may, at the request of the parties or at its own discretion, place a registry server lock on the domain name pending resolution of the dispute by the parties themselves. Resolution of the dispute must be evidenced by a Deed of Settlement or an order of a competent arbitrator, tribunal, court or legislative body.
6.3 NIRA will not mediate or resolve commercial disputes between registrars and their own resellers, except insofar as the dispute involves a breach or possible breach of the Registrar Agreement or any NIRA Policy.
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?Is your Nigeria .gov.ng domain protected with auto renewing domain names?

Auto Renew helps protect you from losing your Nigeria .gov.ng domain name registration. If your .gov.ng domain name registration is set to Auto Renew, your account will be automatically charged approximately sixty (60) to ninety (90) days prior to cpr144449003101 the end of your term period. If Auto Renew is not set up in your account, you will need to renew your Nigeria .gov.ng domain name registration through Account Manager.

?How to renew a Nigeria .gov.ng domain name?

Login in your Account. Select your Nigeria .gov.ng Domain name and push the button "Renew". You can also select "Auto Renew". The current Domain Renew will be displayed. Please select "Change Auto Renew Settings" and set this on Auto Renew.

Make sure your credit card information is current. Please note Only Account Holders/Primary Contacts cpr144449003101 and Account Administrative Contacts on the account can purchase or renew services for your .gov.ng domain name. Account Technical Contacts on the account cannot purchase or renew services.

?Is there a redemption period for Nigeria .gov.ng domain names?

.gov.ng does not have a redemption period, once cpr144449003101 the domain is expired it can not be restored

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?How does the transfer process work?

Your current registrar will provide you with an authorization code (sometimes called a "Transfer Key" or an "EPP Key").

Using this key we can transfer your domain to us. Once the transfer process has begun the Administrative or Registrant contact of your domain will receive an email from us requesting authorization for the transfer. cpr144449003101 Once authorization has been given it will take up to 5 days before the domain transfer has been completed. Please be sure that you can receive emails for the Administrative and Registrant contacts for this domain!

NOTE: Some registries do not participate in the authorization code process or transfers may be manual. If your domain does not have an auth code for transfer, please contact us and we will assist you in the transfer process. 101domain can assist with all transfers no matter what extension you have.

?What is an Authorization Code?

An authorization code is a number that is used to transfer domain names cpr144449003101 between registrars. It is used to ensure that you are the current domain holder.

?How do I find my Authorization Code?

You will need to get this code from your current registrar. Go to the website cpr144449003101 of the company that currently holds your domain and request the authorization code from them.

?Transfer IN my Nigeria .gov.ng Domain

Nigeria .gov.ng Transfer in – allows you to change from your current domain registrar to a different one; usually during the transfer process one year is added to the domain`s registration period; EPP authorization key (obtainable from the leaving registrar) is required for transferring Nigeria .gov.ng domain names.

Be sure your Domain Transfer lock cpr144449003101 is disabled to transfer your Nigeria .gov.ng domain to 101domain Inc.

With Domain Transfer Lock, prevent unauthorized domain transfers by locking your Nigeria .gov.ng domain. With Domain Transfer Lock turned on you can still perform legal name changes, account consolidation or transfers between accounts.

?Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars

This Policy was modified by ICANN’s Board of Directors on 7 November 2008 with an Effective Date of 15 March 2009. See modified version of Policy.

A .gov.ng domain must also have been registered for more than 60 days before you are allowed to transfer registrars. If, however, your domain happens to be involved in a legal dispute or if you are facing bankruptcy then the transfer of a domain name will not take effect.

  1. Ensure a valid email address for the administrative contact (admin) of your .gov.ng domain name in the Whois database. Both registrars use this email address to send you important information about the transfer. If it is invalid, contact your current registrar to update it.
  2. Unlock your .gov.ng cpr144449003101 domain name at your current registrar.
  3. Get an authorization code (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from your current .registrar, if required. Some domain name extensions, primarily country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs), do not require an authorization code.
  4. Authorize the transfer for .gov.ng Domain Name

Your .gov.ng domain transfer of your domain name generally takes at least ten working days to complete - this can be shorter or longer depending on the registrar you choose. The cost of transfer will also vary depending on the registrar. Some registrars may be more willing than others to work out a package deal for you. For example, they might offer to provide you with free domain transfer service if you agree to register your domain with them for a period of more than a year. Again, the deal you score will depend on the registrar and on the amount of time you put into finding a package that is most suited to your needs.