Logos of some Nigerian brands using ng domain

Top brands using the .NG domain extension

Top brands using .ng domain is increasing

The use of the Nigerian’s .ng ccTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain) is fast gaining momentum and its use by top Nigerian brands, including international brands in Nigeria is on the rise.

Since its launch some 13 years ago, 2005, the .ng domain has continued to increase in popularity.

Its popular acceptance now by businesses and individuals in Nigeria and even abroad is commendable.

Home-grown, big Nigerian brands using .ng domain extensions frequently in their websites and applications are now more .

Quite a number of top foreign brands too, with presence in Nigeria have also caught the .ng bug. They are also using the .ng more frequently for their websites targeted at Nigerian markets. A move which many in the Nigerian technology sector have applauded.

The reason for the inreasing adoption is not far fetched. Doing business with the .ng domain shows you are serious about your Nigerian market.

Apart from the above, a major big plus for businesses in Nigeria using the .ng domain is that it helps such businesses to rank well on Google search in Nigeria. That is it is good for local SEO for Nigeria.

All other things beign equal, anyone searching the internet using google (the biggest search engine) is automatically presented first with Nigerian websites (especially Nigerian sites with .ng domains) in the search result. And, you will agree, no business worths its salt will want to miss such an opportunity to be on the first few pages of the Google’s search result.

Here below, in no particular order are some of the big Nigerian brands using .ng domain for their businesses.

1. 9 Mobile

9mobile.com.ng website also among brands using ng domain

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS), trading as ‘9mobile, is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS to provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

Domain: http://9mobile.com.ng/

2. Fidelity Bank

fidelitybank.ng

Fidelity Bank, also known as Fidelity Bank Plc., is a commercial bank in Nigeria. It is licensed as a commercial bank, by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the central bank and national banking regulator. Fidelity is among big financial brands using .ng domain.

Domain: https://www.fidelitybank.ng/

3. The Guardian

guardian.ng

The Guardian is an independent daily newspaper published in Lagos, Nigeria, by Guardian Newspapers Limited. The Guardian has been described as “Nigeria’s most respected newspaper”.

Domain: http://guardian.ng/

4. Jumia

jumia.com.ng

Jumia, formerly known as Africa Internet Group, is a system of Online Commerce, Marketplaces and classifieds websites and applications created in 2012. Started in Lagos, the company has a presence across 23 African countries.

Domain: https://www.jumia.com.ng/

5. Pepsi Naija

Pepsi Naija website is among brands using ng domain

Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo of the US. Originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham and introduced as Brad’s Drink, it was renamed as Pepsi-Cola on August 28, 1898, and then as Pepsi in 1961. Pepsi Nigerian is managed by Sevenup Bottling Company  Nigeria.

Here is one of their websites targeted at the Nigerian market https://www.pepsinaija.ng/

6. Cowbell

cowbell.ng

For years, Cowbell has been providing Africa with nourishing high-quality powdered milk. Perfect for the whole family and loved by homes in countries all over the continent, Cowbell Our Milk is available in original flavour as well as a range of flavoured milk powders.

Domain: http://www.cowbell.ng/

7. Coca-Cola

coca-cola.com.ng

1886 the first taste. Coca‑Cola is first served at Jacobs’ Pharmacy on May 8, 1886. Nine drinks a day are sold during this year.

1953 Nigeria gets Coke. Production of Coca-Cola began at a bottling facility in Lagos. 2007 now in cans First canning line launched. 2013 Coke Zero. Coke Zero launched. 2015 share a Coke. For the first time in Nigeria, Coca-Cola swapped its iconic logo with some popular names among Nigerians.

Domain: http://www.coca-cola.com.ng/

8. Total Nigeria

total.com.ng

A well know name in Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is a Marketing and Services subsidiary of Total, a multinational energy company operating in more than 130 countries and committed to providing sustainable products and services for its customers. For over 50 years, Total Nigeria Plc has remained the leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry with an extensive distribution network of over 500 service stations nationwide and a wide range of top quality energy products and services. TOTAL NIGERIA PLC (RC 1396) was incorporated as a private company on June 1, 1956, to market petroleum products in Nigeria. On September 11, 2001, the company had a successful merger which paved way for sustainable growth and continuous development. Total is among top brands using .ng domain.

Domain: http://www.total.com.ng/

9. Nissan

nissan.ng website is also among brands using ng domainAnother of big shot brands using .ng domain. Nissan is a Japanese automobile company with a long history. Nissan also boasts advanced technologies. Nissan is actively working on innovation by bringing ingenuity into the areas of vehicle engineering, development, and production, as well as into sales and services. Nissan is in Nigeria and their website address is below.

Domain: http://www.nissan.ng/

10. Google

google.com.ng

Almight Google isn’t left out. The search giant, Google is a software company with a local office in Lagos Nigeria. It is the Nigerian arm of Google LLC which is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. The company is one of the top brands using .ng domain for its operations in Nigeria.

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