The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami says the reviewed ( internet identity ) Nigeria’s top-level domain names, .ng, .gov, mil.ng domicile in the agency will increase foreign direct investment into the country.
Dr. Pantami stated this recently, at the sensitization forum and formal presentation of the reviewed .gov, .ng and mil.ng policy to stakeholders in Abuja.
He explained that the Nigerian top-level domain names are more reliable, authentic and cannot be used by fraudsters to commit fraud unlike the generic Dorman name like .com, which are not traceable to any country. Pantami also explained that the stringent process of the registration makes it difficult for criminals to access them, the need for every government and public institution to take the advantage provided by the Nigerian Domain names to enhance their service delivery and their data security.
The NITDA boss further stated that the Nigerian internet identity platform is equally available to the private sector, adding that the agency had delegated the responsibility of .ng registration to the Nigerian Internet Registration Association, NiRA, while it supervises the .gov and mil.ng, which he said are exclusive reserve for only government agencies and the military.