Individuals or business owners sometimes would prefer to register ng domain name instead of going for the widely used .com or .net just to give their business or website that Nigerian touch. There are a lot of domain name registrars online and the most common and widely used ones like Namecheap, 1and1 and Godaddy.com are international registrars that do not offer the .ng domain name. There are also popular hosting websites like SiteGround and BlueHost which offers both hosting and domain name registration but still do not offer the ng domain name as they are foreign companies. This website is hosted on SiteGround, arguably the best out there and we recommend them to anyone looking to host their blog or website.
Benefits of having .ng Domain Name
- Having .ng domain name makes it very clear and gives a clear distinction to your website its Nigerian owned, this is particularly good for branding purposes if this is one of your aim.
- There have been arguments as to this but most people believe a website with the ng domain name will rank higher when searching of local results on Google.com.ng. This may be true to some extent, but at the end of the day the best search engine optimization (SEO) results are earned and not given cheaply by Google.
Best Domain Registrars to Register ng Domain Name
There are quite a number of them in Nigeria but we would just be naming 5 here.
These websites allow you to register ng domain name and you can pay easily with your Naira MasterCard, some also accept bank deposits or transfers. Make sure you added DNS management option when registering your domain name as you would need this to point to your new hosting servers. After registering the .ng domain name you may now go ahead and host with SiteGround.