(Gawkwire) – Web4Africa, an accredited .ng registrar and leading web hosting company in West Africa, will be offering direct .ng domain registrations for $93.75 per domain year from 16th April 2013 to anyone in any part of the world.

Notable examples of existing direct .ng domain names, known in the industry as 2nd-level .ng domains, are bi.ng (registered by Microsoft), google.ng (registered by Google).

According to the M/D of Web4Africa Ltd., Mr Oluniyi Ajao, ".ng domains are valuable to the extent that they lend themselves to being used for coming-up with creative domain names considering a multitude of words in the English language end with ‘ng’. The examples are endless: si.ng, pi.ng, selli.ng, buyi.ng".

The creative uses also apply to other major languages, especially Chinese. In China, many names end in ‘ng’ and thus, registering a .ng domain is a smart way to procure a short domain name.

The popular social media platform Twitter has made the use of URL shorteners bit.ly very necessary for sharing long website addresses. Considering the 140-characters limitation, .ng domains will open the possibility of short domain names for new URL shorteners that are easy to remember.

Direct .ng domain names will be available for registration for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 10 years.

As is commonplace with several domain registries, the .ng registry is reserving some direct .ng domains they consider premium, for auction at a later date. Such premium domains will be clearly communicated by Web4Africa on 15 April 2013 and will not be made available for registration.

Domainers, business owners and brand owners interested in learning more about .ng domain names can visit http://www.web4africa.net for further information.

About Web4Africa Ltd

Established in 2002, Web4Africa is a leading accredited .ng domain registrar and web hosting company offering web services to clients worldwide. The company is also accredited for other domains like: .co.za (South Africa), .pw (Palau), .la (Laos), .uk (United Kingdom), .ug (Uganda).

Web4Africa is also one of the largest web hosting companies in West Africa*.


*based on data published by webhosting.info

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