Some domains are reserved or restricted by the .NG registry (NIRA). This is due to the fact that the registry reserves the right to restrict domain names that may NOT be available for registration or can be withdrawn if registered already. Find below some of the cases this applies to.
Geo Names: This list contains names of states, local government areas within Nigeria, or geographical locations around the world. The registration MAY go through if you are able to provide a valid document(s) that can be presented to show proof for the registration of the name.
• Offensive Names: This list shall contain words as determined by the NIRA board to be offensive first to the Nigerian community and then to the global community. ALL requests for domains under this list would be rejected.
• Restricted Names: This shall be a list of domains that may give a wrong impression if used. This could pertain to the military, government, or other related words. ALL applications for these domains would be rejected.
• Premium Names: These are domains with generic words ONLY but command a premium value. These domains would be made available to registrants through a competitive bidding and auction process.