Register Your Desired Domain Name

.AN.GOV.NG DOMAIN

The AN.GOV.NG domain extension is a unique identity and third level domain (3LD) for Nigeria on the internet. The .AN.GOV.NG domain extension is reserved for Government Organizations in Anambra State interested in expanding their brand or service in Nigeria. It can only be registered by Government agencies, MDA's, Local Government, and Federal Governments in Anambra State, Nigeria.

Whether an indigene or a foreigner, a .AN.GOV.NG domain registration will give your website the local presence and credibility it needs to succeed and easily reach your target market/audience in Nigeria by helping your SEO ranking on search engines for words in the region.

Duration

Price

Registration (1 Year)

$13.95

Registration (2 Years)

$26.51

Registration (3 Years)

$39.76

Registration (4 Years)

$52.87

Registration (5 Years)

$65.57

Transfer

$13.95

Register your .an.gov.ng domain

Yes. There are documents and additional information required to register the domain name.

Before you place an order for a .GOV.NG domain, please take note of the following:

  1. Only state government entities can register .gov.ng domains with us.
  2. State government entities MUST register for a fourth-level domain under a state's third-level domain to the extent such an option is available (e.g. .an.gov.ng for Anambra state). 
  3. Cities and townships CANNOT register a local program/initiative, such as a local library, etc
  4. Cities and townships may denote the state abbreviation after the city or township name, preferably separated by a hyphen.
  5. Generic names are not allowed. (eg. shipping.an.gov.ng  is not allowed).
  6. The domain name used must be short and easy to remember (e.g. moj.an.gov.ng instead of anambrastateministryofjustice.gov.ng)
Registration process
To register a .AN.GOV.NG, you have to send a scanned letter using the letterhead of the ministry or state government parastatal that plans to register the domain name.

For Federal Government parastatals, the Authorization Letter should be signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry/Executive Secretary/Director-General while at State level the request should be from the Secretary to the State Government or someone assigned by the Secretary to the State Government.

For registration at Local Government Area, the request should come from the Local Government Chairman or his nominee.

The letter must contain the domain name to be registered (confirm that the domain of choice meets all criteria by sending an email to support@whogohost.com with the proposed domain name before preparing this letter) and the name of the person authorized to register the domain. This authorized person must be working at the ministry and the following details should be stated in the letter. 

Please note that both Administrative Contact and Technical Contact details are required for verification.
  • Full name of the authorized person
  • Designation
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Contact address
Once this has been sent, your request would be vetted by NITDA  to confirm that your request is genuine.

No. There is no Trustee Service (Proxy) available for this domain name extension and it doesn't involve additional cost.

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.

No. ID Protection is not allowed for this domain name extension.

ID Protection is a service that hides your private information (name, address, email, etc.) from being displayed publicly in a global database on WHOIS to reduce spam.

Yes. There are some domain names restricted for the registration of .AN.GOV.NG

Violating rights of third parties, names and activities that are offensive and against international, federal and local laws are prohibited. 

Click here for more information about the .NG domain restrictions.

Any Government Organization is eligible to register the  .AN.GOV.NG domain extension.

The minimum period to register the  .AN.GOV.NG domain name extension is 1year.

The .AN.GOV.NG domain generally takes about a week as the request for the domain must be confirmed and verified by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) before the domain can be registered.

Once the domain expires, it will be in Renewal Grace Period for 0-60 days when the domain name can only be renewed but not transferred to another registrar, followed by a 28-day Redemption Period (also known as Pending Delete Restorable) when all services associated with the domain name (eg. DNS, website, emails) will automatically not be available but the domain can still be renewed. At the end of the Redemption Period, it enters into a 14-day Pending Purge period and the domain name can no longer be renewed or recovered. After this period, the domain will be available to the general public for re-registration on “First come First serve basis”.

The domain name must:

  • have a minimum of 3 and maximum of 63 characters
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z), numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash (-)
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.xy- -ad.ng)
  • not include a space (e.g. www.xy ad.ng)
  • not include underscore (e.g www.cb_ad.ng)

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) manages the .AN.GOV.NG domain name extension.

The maximum period for this domain registration is 5 Years.

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