One of the most significant first step when trying to create an online presence for your business or brand is getting a domain name. It’s a an important step in branding you need to approach more intentionally to make sure you eventually get the right domain name for your business presence online, but that’s not really our focus in this guide. (you can read the linked guide to see our recommended approaches to come up with the best domain names for your business website).
After you’ve settled with the ideal domain name for your business Website, the next thing would be to secure the domain name.
There are hundreds of domain registrars locally and internationally, but for the ease of assess and for the love of patronizing local providers, you might want to know which are the best domain registrars in Nigeria.
Or perhaps, you’re not so familiar with subject of domain registration in Nigeria or you’re a Nigerian living abroad and looking for answers as to “who are the best domain registrars” then you made it to the right page.
In this guide, we’d recommend some of the top domain registrars currently in the Nigeria market.
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List of best domain registrars in Nigeria
All the providers recommended on this page are listed on the NIRA’s website as at the time of making this post as accredited registrars.
WhoGoHost is one of top providers of hosting and related solutions.
It didn’t take long before this web hosting provider who started off only with web hosting at inception in 2007 started offering domain registration as part of their business solutions.
We may not be able to say quite a lot about the quality of the web hosting from this provider, but when it comes to domain registration in Nigeria, Whogohost is robustly serving it’s clients a great deal of quality service.
Whogohost offers both TLDs and ccTLDs, totaling over 300 domain extensions you can register with this provider.
Domainking entered the Nigeria web hosting space just about the same time as Whogohost.
The company started operations since 2008 in Nigeria and has since grown to be one of the topmost web hosting and domain registration service provider in the country.
DomainKing is our provider of choice when it comes to registering domain names for our clients.
They offer multiple payment options for both local and international clients.
You can get both Nigerian ccTLDs such as .com.ng, gov.ng, ng and the rest as well as TLDs such as .org, .com, net etc.
Web4Africa is a notable provider web hosting and domain names in Nigeria and beyond. The provider is also the most expensive of all the domain registrars on this list.
With multiple choice international payment options you can purchase over 450 domain extensions including Nigeria’s ccTLDs and other TLDs. Also, they offer one of the most reliable web hosting plans in the country right now.
Truehost is the most transparent pricing provider for domain registration in Nigeria, their prices are almost unbeatable too, .com domain name goes for N7000 and you can get a .com.ng domain name for as low as N1000 to N1100.
Truehost also offers a good amount of both ccTLDs and TLDs extensions, you can be sure to find any domain extension from their over 500 extensions.
Truehost is not just a domain registrar, but also a web hosting provider of choice to many digitalpreneurs in Nigeria lately.
It’s inexplicable how they blend quality service with affordability, they also have a great support system that helps to solve their client’s issues in good time.
Personally, I have used Truehost in the last 2 years registering over one twenty something domain names with the provider, and I can say that, If you want an all-round domain name registrar and web hosting provider then Truehost is one of the best choices you can get in Nigeria today.
HostNowNow is a Lagos-based web hosting provider and an accredited domain registrar with NIRA, you can purchase any of Nigeria’s ccTLDs and gTLDs from them. The company was founded in 2004.
This registrar also offers one of the most reliable web hosting services in the country, including AWS hosting, shared cPanel hosting, cloud hosting, reseller packages and dedicated hosting.
Plus, they have a very modern and clean website for client’s domain and web hosting products management.
Although, their price point are a little bit on the high side (for top domains such as .com and .com.ng) when compared to other providers on this list, but overall, they still offer a great service to their clients.
Next domain registrar we recommended for in Nigeria is Upperlink. Upperlink is not just into offering domain registration and Web hosting solutions, the company is actually a CBN licensed Payment Solution Service Provider (PSSP) based in Lagos.
Upperlink offers one of the cheapest price points for registering Nigerian domains, with them you can get a .com.ng domain for as low as N1200 and a .com domain for around N9,500.
Registeram is a domain and web hosting provider in Nigeria, they offer all the top-level domain names and they are listed on the NIRA website as an accredited domain registrar. They are a clean web hosting website with simply layouts and easy navigation.
They have been around since 2008 and they are on a mission to “build a customer-focused atmosphere filled with the happiest customers in the galaxy”.
Smartweb offers web hosting and domain registration service to businesses and entities seeking to take their brand presence online. They offer reasonably price domain names, currently .com domain sells for N8,500 on the website and .com.ng for N1,100.
They have been around since 2004 and they currently power over 100,000 websites and applications rom over 20,000 customers including small business owners, digital marketing professionals, content creators, software and web developers etc.
Radix domain name is another domain registrar that mainly offers domain reseller service for .ng domains. They have a custom developed on Restful API solution that enables their reseller connect their website to Radix’s for domain registration.
If you are planning to start a web hosting business and looking for a reliable domain registrar, Radix is worth your consideration for this.
Through their fully kitted partner central domain management panel, you’d be able to access all the tools you need to manage your domaining activities.
To get started, no signup or contract fee is required and the platform integrates well with web hosting software like WHMCs and more.
With over 50,000 domain names registered in Nigeria, DomainHosting.com . ng is definitely one of the top domain registrars and web hosting company in Nigeria.
They offer domain reselling solution through their plug and play WHMCS compatible module.
They also offer related services such as shared hosting and cloud hosting plans.
They prices are reasonable and their support system is very responsive. They try to fix all issue in good time, which is a good thing for a company like that.
Mydot .ng is actually an award-winning hosting provider, they pride themselves to have won the NIRA 2022 award for ‘Best Startup Company of the Year’.
However, they are a new entrant into this space, but you can tell already they’ve got a lot up their sleeves.
We checked their websites, they have a cleanly-layed-out website, super easy navigation and their hosting and domain prices are clearly stated.
Their domain is slightly pricier than some other registrars on the list; their .com.ng domain costs N1.500 and .com domain cost about N9,500 at the time of making this post.
ListedHosting is another affordable option for registering .ng domain names. They have some reasonably prices web hosting and cloud hosting plans too.
If you are looking for a Nigerian domain registrar that offers free ID protection, free email forwarding and free DNS management, then ListedHosting is the only provider in this category, with most provider on this list, you need to pay for one or more of these services.
We may not really be able to say much about their quality of service and customer support, but the free ID protection caught our attention when we visited the website