This is not a scam but a promotion by NIRA (Nigerian Internet Registration Association) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to coincide with the Golden Jubilee of independence.
During the period 31 December 2010 to 21 March 2011 domain names can be registered at no cost for a period of one year. The promotion covers the following extensions:
It is worthwhile to note that domain names registered during this promotion must be used within six months or the registration shall be withdrawn or deleted. It is unclear what us meant by “use”. NIRA also mentions that registrants may park their free domains to their existing sites however they are not allowed to park the domains on sites other than their own.
Make sure that you register your Nigerian domain names through an accredited registrar.
Email [email protected] for assistance.