Procedure for .Gov.Ng Domain Registration All websites/portal of government constituents at all levels (Federal, State and Local governments) or specialized projects of government that would last for 18 months or more are required to register on .GOV.NG zone.
Before you place an order for a .gov.ng domain, please take note of the following:
- Only state government entities can register .gov.ng domains with us.
- State government entities MUST register for a fourth-level domain under a state's third-level domain to the extent such an option is available (e.g. .lg.gov.ng for Lagos state).
- Cities and townships CANNOT register a local program/initiative, such as a local library, etc
- Cities and townships may denote the state abbreviation after the city or township name, preferably separated by a hyphen.
- Generic names are not allowed. (eg. shipping.lg.gov.ng is not allowed).
- The domain name used must be short and easy to remember (e.g. moj.lg.gov.ng instead of lagosstateministryofjustice.gov.ng)
- To register a .GOV.NGdomain name through a NiRA GARANNTOR HOSTING LIMITED, the Institution/MDA, through the registrar, must provide a scanned copy of an authorization letter signed by the head of the institution/MDA or the next officer in hierarchy.
- The letter should be addressed to the Chief Operating Officer of NiRA.
- The scanned copy must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, which will then be forwarded to NIRA.
- The letter should provide the following additional information:
- minimum of two name servers;
- two contact details of admin and technical persons;
- The admin contact must be a member of staff of the institution/MDA. The technical contact can either be a member of staff or a consultant to the institution/MDA in case a technical staff is not available; and
- A name, designation, reachable phone number and email address must be stated for each of the contacts provided
- NiRA sends the letter to NITDA for verification and approval.
- NITDA verifies by confirming the authenticity of the letter through a standard verification process and approves the requested domain name strictly in line with the .GOV.NG Domain Guidelines.
- If the application successfully passes through the verification and approval process, NITDA sends an approval confirmation to the registrar through NiRA. Else, NITDA advises the registrar and registrant on the appropriate next step.
- The registrar creates the domain and NiRA activates.
It should take between 1-3 weeks for your domain to be registered and activated.