The use of the Nigerian .ng country code Top Level Domain Name (ccTLD) is gradually gaining momentum and its use by top Nigerian brands is increasing on a daily basis.
Since it was first launched 13 years ago on March 23, 2005, the .ng domain has continued to increase in popularity, although the pace is slow. Nevertheless, the fever is catching on, its popular acceptance by businesses and individuals in Nigeria and even abroad is increasing.
Apart from homegrown Nigeria big brands now using the .ng domain extension, quite a number of foreign brands with a presence in Nigeria are also embracing its use for their Nigerian business websites.
The reason is not far fetched. Doing business with the .ng domain shows you are serious about your Nigerian client/audience.
Apart from the above, a major big plus for business in Nigeria using the .ng domain is that it helps the business to rank well on Google search in Nigeria. Anyone searching the internet using google, which is the biggest search engine, are automatically presented first with Nigerian websites (especially Nigerian sites with .ng domains) in the result of the search. And, you will agree, no business that worths its salt will want to miss such an opportunity to be on the first few pages of the Google’s search engine result.
So, following below, in no particular order are some of the big Nigerian brands one can say have realised the benefits of using .ng country code Top Level Domain Name (ccTLD) for their businesses.
1. Pepsi Naija
Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo. 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. And Pepsi Nigerian is managed by Sevenup Bottling Company Nigeria.
And here is their website https://www.pepsinaija.ng/
2. 9 Mobile
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.
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.
4. The Guardian
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Software company 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.
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