There are strong indications that the authorities of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have ordered the suspension of blogs and websites that have “jamb” attached to their domain names.
The suspension is coming on the heels of complaints filed to the exam body with respect to online fraud by unsuspecting individuals.
One of the owners of the affected sites, who pleaded anonymity, revealed that he received a mail from his web host concerning the development.
The message read: “We got a complaint from JAMB through National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on a number of domain names that are defrauding Nigerians using different variant of their name (JAMB), your website was listed among them, and we were instructed to investigate and suspend all the domain names involved”.
“We communicated the information to the Registrars of the domain names in question and requested them to kindly also investigate and take the appropriate action”.
“We understand that this domain names may not indulge in any fraudulent activity. However, we advice that you take down the contents of this site as requested by NITDA to avoid immediate suspension of the domain name”.
“Please note that if this is not done within 12 hours of this report, we will be forced to suspend the domain”.
As at the time of filing this report, websites and blogs bearing “jamb” as part of their domain names are no longer accessible.