Registration of .com.ng domain names as well as .ng TLD names have not been easy in Nigeria. Apart from the fact that they are sometimes more expensive buying from some registrars, they sometimes revoke the name after selling to you. I bought a domain name for a friend with the .com.ng extension.
.com.ng and .ng Domain Names / TLDs Expensive
I also bought the .ng name just to protect some else from buying it. The .ng extension cost N18,000. After paying for the two domain names (events.ng and events.com.ng), I thought my friend could start using it. Unfortunately, we got a message from the registrar that we could not use the domain name because it is a reserved .com.ng domain name we have registered. We had to let it go.
Buying and Registration of .com.ng Domain Names Could Be Slow
Many .com.ng domain name registrars will ask you to pay to their Bank account and send payment details to them. It is after this, they will verify the payment and approve your .com.ng domain registration. I have experienced this with Lagos Host and 9jahoster. I’ve had to wait for a week to get my .com.ng domain name approved by 9jahoster sometimes ago.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to register your .com.ng domain names with a foreign registrar. You can simply pay online with your Credit or Debit Card, rather than going to the Bank. You can even start to use your domain name within minutes.
I had to search the net to get some registrars to get these registrars. I used some unpopular search engines to get a good result. Using Google to search for a term like “.com.ng domain registration” or “.com.ng domain registrar” will return sites like www.web4africa.com.ng, www.nira.org.ng, www.webdomains.com.ng, and more. These are all indigenous registrars.
.com.ng Domain Name Registrars With Instant Set-up
1. 101domain.com - 101domain.com is a leading provider of domain name registration and online brand protection for corporations. With experienced industry experts and cutting-edge technology, our domain registration and management services are second to none. We offer a full suite of domain lifecycle services for over 900 domain extensions and internationalized domain names (IDNs), including international domain registration, specialized “sunrise” services for new top-level domain (TLD) launches, renewal management, modifications, and transfers. We also aid companies in developing a domain name strategy and customized policy, help to identify risks in their domain portfolio, and track the effectiveness of their plan over time. They register country and international domain names, including .com.ng TLD.
2. Web4Africa – At Web4Africa.com, they register .ng domain names. You can do the registration with this a .ng registrar online and set-up immediately. You can also register .com.ng, .net.ng, .org.
These are just two of the several ones available but I only wrote about these two because I have used them before. Namecheap at the moment do not register .ng domain names.
If there is one you have used that allow instant registration and set-up, let us know by dropping your comments.