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.oy.gov.ng Domain Registration


The OY.GOV.NG domain extension is a unique identity and third level domain (3LD) for Nigeria on the internet. The .OY.GOV.NG domain extension is reserved for Government Organizations in Oyo 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 Oyo State, Nigeria.

Whether an indigene or a foreigner, a .OY.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.



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Register your .oy.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. .oy.gov.ng for Oyo 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.oy.gov.ng  is not allowed).
  6. The domain name used must be short and easy to remember (e.g. moj.oy.gov.ng instead of oyostateministryofjustice.gov.ng)
Registration process
To register a .OY.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.
No. ID Protection is not allowed for this domain name extension.
Yes. There are some domain names restricted for the registration of .AD.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 minimum period is one year. 

The .OY.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.

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_oy.ng)
Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) manages the .OY.GOV.NG domain name extension.

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