Members of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA, and the registry for .ng Internet Domain has elected Mr. Adesola Akinsanya and Mr. Murtala Abdullahi as the new President and the Vice President, respectively of the Domen.

They were elected last week during NiRA’s 15th Annual General Meeting, AGM held in Lagos State.

Members also elected officials to fill vacant positions on the Board of Trustees, BoT, and the Executive Board of Directors, EBoD.

BoT members include: Mrs. Mary Uduma; Mr. Yunusa Zakari Ya’u; Mrs. Ibukun Odusote; Mr. Remmy Nweke, and Mr. Biyi Oladipo, while Mr. Ebenezer Dare; Mr. Seun Kehinde; and Mr. Peter Oluka were elected as members of the EBoD.

In appreciation, Akinsanya said: “This is a call to greater service, and I promise to justify the confidence reposed in me” he affirmed.

Akinsanya, a Director at Upperlink Limited, had expressed in his manifesto, that he would employ winning formula: people, processes, performance, and accountability, to continue repositioning NiRA for greater success.

He focused on a few key areas such as improved Registry-Registrar relationship, stating his strong belief that “the relationship between the Registry and Registrar can be deepened thereby making it a win-win situation”, and promising improved incentives for Registrars which, according to the new president, would lead to mutual growth.

NiRA is a Not-for-Profit, Non-Governmental Self-Regulating body and managers of the .ng national resource, the country code Top Level Domain(ccTLD) name space in the public interest of Nigeria and global internet communities.

NiRA adopts the 3R (Registry/Registrar/Registrant) model of operation in the registration of domain names. The implication of this is that NIRA does not handle the registration of domain names directly. Registration can only be carried out through NIRA-accredited Registrars. NiRA currently has over 100 Certified Registrars.

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