The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Sunday Afolayan, has awarded to Galaxy Backbone Ltd, the Best .ng ccTLD Registrar in Nigeria at the 2016 .ng Web Awards organised by NIRA, the managers of the country’s Internet real estate.
The NiRA President’s award is given to organisations and individuals for their commitment to the development of the ICT industry in Nigeria. Galaxy Backbone Ltd received the special recognition award for her contributions to the growth of the .ng domain name ecosystem.
According to NIRA, “the strategic position taken by Galaxy Backbone Limited to register and use the .ng domain name, demonstrates the organization’s commitment to relate with the .ng online identity of Nigerians, Nigerian businesses, local content and culture. This key to doing business within and outside Nigeria and this qualifies Galaxy Backbone Ltd as an invaluable asset in this our historic celebration of the .ng online identity, excellence and creativity”.
Galaxy Backbone Ltd is a public institution charged with building and operating shared ICT Infrastructure and services for all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The establishment of Galaxy Backbone by the federal government was driven by the need for government to pursue a cohesive and harmonised approach to information and communications technology acquisition, deployment and utilisation in the public sector.