NCC partners NIRA, ICANN, others on proposed internet projects

Nigeria’s regulator for the telecommunications’ industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission, says it is collaborating with some internet related bodies in relation to Internet Governance like the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), and many other bodies as partners in implementing its proposed internet related projects and initiatives it has adopted in line with global best practices.

The NCC which oversees the activities of the nation’s service providers including providers of internet services, said the initiatives include Internet Code of Practice (ICoP), Internet Code of Practice (ICoP) (423 KB), Nigerian Child Online Protection, Keeping Children Safe Online – Advice To Parents And Caregivers (1.06 MB), and Development of National Internet Registry database.

The Commission also documents information on all IP addresses allocated to Nigeria by AFRINIC. Such information is utilized for various regulatory activities relating to security on the internet.

The Commission further revealed that it is now a member on the board of Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria, IXPN.

And as parts of the initiatives, it has partnered internet related bodies the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Nigerian Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) and the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC), and Internet resource and Infrastructure information.