DomainKing.Ng Technically Down, Now Requires Government Issued Photo ID To Complete Transactions

Wondering what happened to

Well, the domain name registrar and web hosting provider is technically down. The website is opening fine, you can pay for services but you can't register new domain, renew existing domain, nor manage dns records for now. Unexpired domain names are still working fine though.

I paid for domain name registration and renewal since 4th of February and none has been activated till this very moment.  The support team has not been replying tickets either. This is very unusual because their fantastic support is one of the reasons I have been addicted to them since they launched their business in Nigeria. All mails that I sent to their admin and reps have not been replied till this very moment.

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Anyway, according to an update on Facebook page, the technical issues were caused by mass abuse of their services and going forward, you will now have to produce a government issued photo id with Name and Address for you to host a website or register a domain name at For customers that have paid for services, they promise to provide them with service or the refund once they resolve the issues.

Below is the update:

Hi Everyone,

This is to inform all of you that we are facing some technical issues with our system. There has been mass abuse of our services and we are investigating regarding the same.Some people have registered domains with fake names and are abusing the service to cause harm .So we are updating our system to secure the website performance and troubleshooting the abuse issues. In the meantime, we may not be able to reply to your queries and provide support.

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to you.

We request you all not to place any new orders till next update as they may not complete well. We will resolve all the pending issues very soon. Also, the clients who had made the payment for the services, there issues will catered very soon and they will be provided with service or the refund in the cases where services have not been delivered.

In case you have made the payment and your order is not activated you are required to produce the receipt and necessary government issued photo id with Name and Address.The same is required for any future purchase.You are requested to raise a ticket and attach the ID proofs,and receipts..

We need your support in this phase of difficulty so that we can overcome this situation.
This process might take some time to be resolved. We will soon update on this. We are really very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to you.

Best Regards,

Well, I hope they fix this asap.

For now, I am using I've been using them even before launched in Nigeria.

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Okeowo Peter said…
which nigerian hosting service is very strong
HowWriter Blog said…
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Marx Oduogu said…
let them not mess up cos i hosted more than four website for clients oo
which means renewal will also require goverment photos, is that what they meant?
YomiTech said…
Hope the old customers won't be asked to also provide ID before they can renew their domain name.
I hosted my blog with domainking less than a month on the testimony of jide(ogbonge).But, my fear about Nigeria hosting company is now confirmed
Jide Ogunsanya said…
What fear?
Jide Ogunsanya said…
They will be the one to clarify that oo
Jide Ogunsanya said…
Hopefully they will clarify that when services are fully restored..
Dolapo said…
i still have an active plan but is showing error is it the same problem
chancery said…
I hosted 3 sites but one of them is showing error. i cant even access the cpanel
chancery said…
Any idea when this problem will be solved
Oga jide Don't we have any agency in Nigeria we can complain to? As i expect them to keep us updated because many have their business and name tied to their operation
Simbo said…
i paid to their account via ussd transfer
i have raised my support ticket but i just found out that they are technically down
Please will they activate or refund my money
Emmanuel Akor said…
Mr Joseph Domainking is not a Nigeria Hosting Company
Emmanuel Akor said…
Baba i want to ask if they fixed their problem