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Requirements for Registering a .gov.ng Domain Name

Requirements for Registering a .gov.ng Domain Name

 

How to Register a .gov.ng Domain

The .gov.ng domain is a subset of the .ng domain name system specifically designated for use by the various tiers of government in Nigeria and their respective agencies.

.gov.ng is a restricted domain extension, tightly monitored by the .ng registry. Therefore, there are specific requirements and guidelines that must be adhered to for a successful .gov.ng domain registration application.

Guidelines for Registration:

The .gov.ng domain is reserved for the following entities:

  • 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.

Registration Requirements:

To apply for a .gov.ng domain, the applicant must submit a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the entity registering the domain name, addressed to:

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

The Letter of Authorization (LOA) must be on the official letterhead of the government entity and should include the following details:

Technical Contact Details:

  • Name of Authorizing Personnel: Engr. Babatunde Akanni
  • Telephone Number: 02 - 919 0999
  • Email Address: director@ministry.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@ministry.com
  • Official Position: ICT Officer

The scanned letter, in GIF, PNG, JPEG, JPG, or PDF format, should be emailed to support@nabtech.com.ng for verification directly with the entity applying for the domain.

Sample Letter of Authorization:

MINISTRY OF ABC
Federal Secretariat. PMB 101,
Abuja. Telephone: 09 919 0099
Date: 24th March 2019
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@ministry.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@ministry.com
  • Official Position: ICT Officer

Warm regards,
[Signature of the Executive Secretary, Date, and Stamp]
Telephone Number: 02 - 919 0999
Email Address: ExecutiveSecretary@ministry.com

Contact for Further Inquiries:

For any further inquiries, please reach out to us at support@nabtech.com.ng.

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