Chief Executive Officer of IXPN and Chair IPV6 Council of Nigeria, Mr. Muhammed Rudman, is the new president of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).
NiRA is the registry for .ng Internet Domain Names and maintains the database of names registered in the .ng . As the body that oversees the top level domain name dot ng, registration of domain names are handled by NIRA certified registrars. NIRA used the Registry-Registrar-Registrant model in operating and managing the .ng internet country code top-level domain for the country Nigeria.
Rudman emerged president of NIRA at the just ended 11th AGM of the association in Lagos. He will lead NIRA for the next two years. Other elected officials are Mr. Toba Obaniyi as vice president, Mr. Lawrence Olawale-Roberts and Mr. Sola Akinsanya as directors.
The new new elected directors join incumbents that include the treasurer, Mr. Ikechukwu Nnamani and financial secretary Mr. Adebiyi Oladipo. Other incumbent directors are Mr. Eugene Ohu, Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr , Mrs. Nkem Nweke and Mr. Murtala Abdullahi.
About Muhammed Rudman
Muhammed Rudman is the pioneer Chief Executive Officer, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Nigeria’s first and only neutral IXP. A veteran IT professional with over 18 years extensive experience in network design, implementation, optimization and operations. Before joining IXPN, Rudman had worked with several organizations in technical and managerial capacity including Galaxy IT & T Limited, where he facilitated the deployment of rural telephony project (personal handy phone system), Wireless multipoint and point-to-point for broadband access, Earth Stations for Wide Area Network (WAN) using remote VSAT sites across many Nigerian states and West Africa countries.
He is an active member of several professional organizations within and outside the country, and has contributed immensely to the development of ICT sector in Nigeria. Before his appointment as president of NIRA, he served on the board as the vice president as well as the chairman, Communication and Publicity Committee.
Rudman is the Chairman of the Nigeria IPv6 Council, the Council is a chapter of the global IPv6 Forum. The Council is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of IPv6 best practices and lessons learned in Nigeria.