ubaplc.com expired

ubaplc.com expiredI have had to blog a few times about domain names of important Nigerian institutions expiring. I never imagined that a day would come when I would blog about a bank not renewing its domain name on time.

I am talking about UBA PLC’s ubaplc.com domain name. I wanted to check their website this morning for a list of their branches in Nigeria and was shocked when my web browser was redirected to some external page full of ads and a statement showing the domain expired.

According to the ABOUT US page on their website:

Today, the consolidated UBA is the largest financial services institution in West Africa with a balance sheet size in excess of One Trillion Naira (under USD8b) and more than six million (6m) customer accounts, operating out of the 2 most vibrant economies in the sub-region – Nigeria and Ghana. It has over six hundred and thirty (630) retail distribution centres across Nigeria, its main operational base, and 8 branches in Ghana. Outside Africa, it also has presence in New York and Cayman Island.

For a corporation this big to have their domain expired, its a shame.

Well, their website is still accessible from another domain name: ubagroup.com but they still link to ubaplc.com from there.

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Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.


  1. why are you surprised that the domain is down? It just shows their lack of organisation. I really pity the head of IT or the person in charge ‘cos he might loose his job. Anyway, it seems the domain is back online now :mrgreen:

  2. Dear Mr. Ajao:
    I am tryin to access ubagroupintl.com. Two weeks ago their website was sort of complete with email address and telephone numbers. I did not notice until today that there i another ubagroup which seems to have a complete details of their banking system. Now I am wondering if there is really a ubagroupintl.com as they do not really have a website which seems inconsistent with a big bank. Would you know if a certain Jonathan Abbott and Ms, Sausanne Weeks are connected with UBA Accra, Ghana. This is really important for us.

    Thank you. Ms. Juliana Santos

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