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.edu.ng Domain Registration


The .EDU.NG domain extension is a unique identity and second level domain (SLD) for Nigeria on the internet. The .EDU.NG domain extension is ideal for higher institutions, universities, polytechnics and research institutions interested in expanding their brand or service in Nigeria. Whether an indigene or a foreigner, a .EDU.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.



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Register your .edu.ng domain

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

All registrations on the .EDU.NG SLD would be at the third level. Various departments or institutions under the qualifying institution may then be subdomains and NOT full domains.

To register a .EDU.NG domain, you would need to send us a mail with the following:
  1. A scanned copy of the certificate of accreditation by relevant authorities or any other document that proves that the tertiary institution has been registered.
  2. A scanned copy of a letter on the letterhead of the institution authorizing a member of staff to register the domain on behalf of the institution. This letter should contain the full name, email address, designation, phone number and contact address of this member of staff.

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 .EDU.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 .EDU.NG domain restrictions.

The .EDU.NG is a closed one and reserved only for tertiary academic institutions approved and accredited by relevant authorities like Nigerian University Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and any other body recognized by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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

The .EDU.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- -db.ng)
  • not include a space (e.g. www.xy db.ng)
  • not include underscore (e.g www.ab_cd.ng)

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

The maximum period for this domain registration is 5 Years.

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