How to Register a .gov.ng
Requirements for registering a .gov.ng domain name
.gov.ng is a subset of the .ng domain name system and is specifically meant to be used by the various tiers of government in Nigeria, and their respective agencies.
.gov.ng is a closed domain extension and is strictly moderated by the .ng registry. To this end, there are specific requirements and guidelines that must be met and followed, for a .gov.ng domain registration application to be approved.
Only any of the following entities can register directly under .gov.ng:
The Federal government
Any of the 36 State governments
- Federal Ministries, Departments, Parastatals and Institutions
Examples: justice.gov.ng, npc.gov.ng, ogunstate.gov.ng, nigeria.gov.ng, etc.
The following entities would have to register their .gov.ng domains at the 4th-level. That is, under the specific state they are located:
State Ministries, Departments, Parastatals and Institutions
For example justice.lg.gov.ng could be for the Lagos state Ministry of Justice. Also, surulere.lg.gov.ng and surulere.oy.gov.ng would relate to Surulere local government in Lagos and Oyo states respectively.
In addition to the guidelines above, the domain applicant must present a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the entity registering the domain name, addressed to the .ng registry. The LOA must be on the official letterhead of the government entity and must include the following:
Name of Authorizing personnel
The letter needs to be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in GIF, PNG, JPEG, JPG or PDF format. The domain application will be verified directly with the entity applying for the domain. See a sample of the LOA below:
OJO LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAGOS STATE
Ojo Local Government secretariat. Secretariat Road, Ojo, Lagos State. Telephone: 01 123 4567
Date: 24th March 2012
Nigeria Internet Registration Association,9 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
APPLICATION FOR OJO.LG.GOV.NG DOMAIN NAME
The Ojo Local government of Lagos State wishes to apply for the domain name ojo.lg.gov.ng for our website and email use. The authorizing personnel is:
Name: (full name)
Position: (position at Ojo local governement)
Telephone: 01-123 4567
Warm regards,[signature, date and stamp]