19 Sep 2016

Requirement for registering a .gov.ng Domain

How to Register a .gov.ng in Nigeria

Requirements for registering a .gov.ng domain name

.gov.ng is a subset of the .ng domain name system and is specifically meant to be used by the various tiers of government in Nigeria, and their respective agencies.

.gov.ng is a closed domain extension and is strictly moderated by the .ng registry. To this end, there are specific requirements and guidelines that must be met and followed, for a .gov.ng domain registration application to be approved.

Guidelines

The following are to register for .gov.ng:

The Federal government
Any of the 36 State governments
Federal Ministries, Departments, Parastatals and Institutions

Examples: firs.gov.ng, finance.gov.ng, lagos.gov.ng, nigeria.gov.ng, nafdac.gov.ng etc.

Requirements

The applicant must present a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the entity registering the domain name, addressed to:

Nigeria Internet Registration Association,
9 Kofo Abayomi Street,
Victoria Island,
Lagos

The Letter must be on the official letterhead of the government entity and must include the following:

 Technical Contact Details
Name of Authorizing personnel
Telephone number
Email Address
Official Position

Admin Contac Details
Name of Authorizing personnel
Telephone number
Email Address
Official Position

The letter needs to be scanned and emailed to info@eloquenthost.com as an attachment in GIF, PNG, JPEG, JPG or PDF format. The domain application will be verified directly with the entity applying for the domain.

Sample of Letter of Authorization

 MINISTRY OF ABC
Federal Secretariat. PMB 101,
Abuja. Telephone: 09 919 0099
Date: 24th March 2013

Nigeria Internet Registration Association, 
8 Funsho Williams Avenue, 
Iponri, Surulere, 
Lagos

Dear Sir,

APPLICATION FOR ABC.GOV.NG DOMAIN NAME

The Ministry of ABC wishes to apply for the domain name abc.gov.ng for our website and email use. The authorizing personnels are:

 Technical Contact Details
Name of Authorizing personnel:         Engr. Babatunde Akanni
Telephone number:                          02 – 919 0999
Email Address:                                 director@abc.com
Official Position:                               Director for Information and Technology

Admin Contact Details
Name of Authorizing personnel:         Segun Omosu
Telephone number:                          02 – 919 0999
Email Address:                                 director@abc.com
Official Position:                               ICT Officer

Warm regards,
[signature of the Executive secretary, date and stamp]

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