Nigeria’s Internet maturity lags behind South Africa, others

In terms of the maturity of the Internet ecosystem in Africa, South Africa has edged Nigeria, Kenya and others.

According to the draft final report of the 2023 Africa Domain Name Industry Study by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), South Africa has the highest number of Internet domain registrations, as well as Internet exchange points (IXPs) on the African continent.

The report showed that SA has over 1.3 million domain names registered, and the bulk of these are in the registry; Nigeria’s .ng has about 183,000 and Kenya’s .ke, 156,000.

ICANN noted that the uptake of domain names locally is also affected by the individual country’s ICT regulations and laws.

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