Domain registrar is a web company charged with responsibility of proving internet domain name reservation and management to an individual or corporate bodies. domain name registrar must be accredited by a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry and/or a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry. The management is done in accordance with the guidelines of the designated domain name registries while a web hosting firm provides the online storage server that houses a particular website or mobile apps.
In this article, i will be reviewing the top 5 domain name registrar and web hosting company in Nigeria in 2015 who are still very much active in competing through 2016.
The benefits of a Nigerian domain registrar over their foreign counterparts is the ability of them been able to provide registration for Nigerian domain extensions like the .com.ng, .ng, .gov.ng, .edu.ng and so on. NIRA provides them the opportunity to carry such activities.
The List ranks from top to least.
#1. Whogohost Limited:
WhoGoHost makes our #1 position undisputed. It wasn’t a surprise as Whogohost came from below to top the then almighty Web4Africa who are my first registrar for a Nigerian domain extention registration. Whogohost which started as ennovateNIGERIA Limited in 2007 rebranded into Whogohost and got incorporated as a full web solution company by CAC in 2011.
Overtime, WhoGoHost has grown to be one of the top three web hosting companies in Nigeria, providing services for clients inside and outside Nigeria.
With excellent and superior customer support which is second to none among it competitors helps in delivering quality assistance utilizing seamless approach to helping every customer through phone, calls, chats, emails and support tickets. I must confess their customer support is the best. I logged a complained by 2 AM and believe it i got response with the issued resolved within 30 minutes.
WhoGoHost is an accredited Google Apps Reseller, .NG Registrar ,Cloudflare Certified Partner as well as an InterSwitch Partner for payment integration solutions. Forms of payment accepted are bank deposit/online transfer, Naira Master Card, Visa Card, Verve Card processed by Quickteller.
They use to be #1 in Nigeria and Ghana before, but that was then before Whogohost snatched the position from them early 2015 though still able to make our second spot. Web4Africa was established in 2002 and has been in service offering affordable web solutions since it inception. Web4Africa is also an ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrar.
Asides domain and web hosting provision, Web4Africa also renders website development and management to it prospects. Web4africa renders nice customer support via support ticket, phone call, livechat and email, though not as perfect as Whogohost. Forms of payment accepted are Paypal, Bank deposit, Naira Master Card, Visa Card, Verve Card, GTPay and 2checkout.
Upperlink Limited is an incorporated company proving full IT solutions. Asides domain name registration and web hosting, it other core areas of specialization are in Internet Applications and Database Management Software Development. The company has developed strategic partnerships with InterSwitch for payment solution integration, Google for GApps for business and education, SAP for the deployment and management of its suite of enterprise solutions, and a host of others.
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