You probably know Emmanuel Oluwatosin, a Nigerian blogger, and entrepreneur. Probably, you know he runs a blog at www.yemma.com.ng He is one the few Nigerians to have started using .ng domains for their website 2 years ago. As a matter of fact, I have been admiring him for 2 years because his entire personal website/blog is run on a .ng domain.
One can only imagine the amount of content that is available to Nigerians who search through www.google.com.ng and select “pages from Nigeria”. Much of the content come from his blog. His tag-line says everything about him: “Emmanuel Oluwatosin: Inspiring Excellence, Realising Ambition”. According to him, he has about 500 posts on the blog.
The sad thing is this, for 2 weeks now, his website has been completely off-line because NIRA (the organization with the mandate to manage the .ng registry) deleted his domain name from their registry. According to him, no prior warning was given and upon query, they claimed he had mis-configured the server hosting the domain name. Now, what responsible organization would delete the service of a client without warning? If it was a technical issue, going by what they have said, why didn’t they email him, giving him an ultimatum to correct the problem?
Sadly, the gentleman has gone through much stress for two weeks now and has finally decided to move to a regular .com as soon as the .ng registry releases the domain name back to him.
To think that I had been promoting .ng domains https://web4africa.ng/why-register-.ng.php ? This sad occurrence is making me have a re-think.
When Nigerians start loosing faith in Nigeria, then you know that things have gone wrong, perhaps beyond repair.