Country Code Spotlight – Nigeria (.NG)
Nigeria – The Giant of Africa
Nigeria, known as “the Giant of Africa”, is the most populous country in Africa, the seventh most populous country in the world, and is listed among the “Next Eleven” economies in the world. In 2005, Goldman Sachs identified the Next 11 (N-11) largest populations which, combined with economic and political conditions, could greatly impact the global economy. Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country’s history. Nigeria has long had a reputation for being a center of criminal activity on the Internet. But many in the country are calling out for an attack on corruption and a betterment of their reputation.
.NG domain Takes Off
A recent improvement has come in the realm of domain names. It used to cost thousands of dollars to acquire a domain name under .NG. The good news is that .ng domains are now available for only $174.00 per year. Since reducing the price, the Nigerian registry has reported that .ng has grown from aobut 9000 names registered to over 30,000.
It’s an interesting and useful domain because there are so many words that end in .ng. MoreWords.com lists over 4000 words that end in .ng. (http://www.morewords.com/most-common-ends-with/ng/). Almost any verb can be made into an interesting domain name using the “ng” part of “ing”. This is the present participle (something that is happeni.ng).
Other Possible Meanings For “NG” From Abbreviations.Com…
N Gage | NanoGram | Naso Gastric | National Geographic | National Guardsman | Natural Gas | Neighborhood Government | Neighborhood Guide | Net Gamer | New Generation | New Government | New Group | News Girl | News Group | Next Generation | Nigeria | No Good | Noble Gas | Noise Gain | Northern Germany | Norvin Green | Nueva Generacion
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