NiRA Announces Date for 2023 Awards, Calls for Nominations

Lagos, Nigeria – The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) is excited to unveil its plans for the highly anticipated 2023 .ng Awards, marking the 6th edition of this esteemed event.

Set to take place on Friday, November 17, 2023, the ceremony will do a spotlight on exceptional individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed to advancing the .ng brand, symbolizing Nigeria’s distinctive online presence.

As the official registry for the .ng domain name, NiRA operates as a stakeholder-driven entity, overseeing the comprehensive database of registrations within the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace.

This pivotal role serves the interests of both the Nigerian population and the broader global internet community.

Mr. Adesola Akinsanya, President of NiRA, underscores the significance of acknowledging accomplishments within the domain industry.

He stated: “In this year’s edition, NiRA is dedicated to honoring those entities that have played pivotal roles in propelling the .ng domain name forward and fostering growth within the Domain Name System (DNS).”

He reassured stakeholders that the awards were based on merit, recognizing the unwavering efforts of nominees and eventual winners.

Akinsanya also extended his heartfelt congratulations to potential nominees and future recipients of this distinguished recognition.

Furthermore, Mrs. Eyitayo Iyortim, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of NiRA, emphasized the crucial role of the 2023 Awards in commending extraordinary achievements.

She highlighted that these awardees significantly enhanced the reputation of .ng both locally and on the global stage, contributing to the enrichment of local content within the worldwide web.

Nominations for the .ng Awards will officially open on Thursday, August 24, 2023, and will conclude at midnight on Sunday, September 17, 2023.

All eligible individuals and organizations are strongly encouraged to submit their nominations via the Awards website. For further information or to engage in the nomination process, please visit:

Following the nomination phase, the voting stage is set to commence on Monday, September 25, 2023, and will conclude at midnight on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

The list of verified nominees, along with the voting link, will be made accessible to the public.

Anticipation is high as the countdown to the main ceremony unfolds.

The pinnacle of the event, the awards ceremony itself, is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2023.

Kindly take note that attendance to this illustrious gathering is exclusively by invitation.

Your presence at the event would be an honour and a celebration of the outstanding achievements within the domain industry.