You’ve probably noticed the explosion over the last few years of clever domain names ending in ‘.ly’. This is the top level domain for Libya. A new domain has just come on the market, and we imagine clever people all over the world are about to get their startups off the ground with .ng sites. Anything that can work as a suffix is likely to attract some money, and in this case, the money goes right to Nigeria for their .ng top level domain.
The Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has approved 27 registrars to begin selling the domains, but most have not updated their sites to do so as of yet. Many existing companies could be looking to snap up these domains to a void squatting or impersonation. An example offered up is that Facebook might buy Facebooki.ng.
So get ready for every single word’s present progressive tense to become a domain name. There are a lot of -ing words out there to build sites around. This may also give Nigerian email scammers a new element to work into their cons. But anyway, enjoy your New Year and don’t do too much drinki.ng tonight.