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DotTz domain logo.png
Introduced14 July 1995
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
SponsorUniversity of Dar Es Salaam
Intended useEntities connected with  Tanzania
Actual useGets some use in Tanzania
Registration restrictionsMust have demonstrable intent to use name on Internet; vanity and placemark registrations not permitted; one registration per organization; must have secondary name server on different backbone
StructureRegistrations are at second or third level beneath some second-level labels
Dispute policiesRegistration disclaimer requires registrants to indemnify the registry for any trademark or other litigation regarding a domain
Registry websitetzNIC

.tz is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Tanzania. Until March 2022, registrations were only permitted at the third level beneath these second-level names:

  • .co.tz – commercial
  • .ac.tz – schools granting baccalaureate degrees
  • .go.tz – governmental entities
  • .or.tz – not-for-profit organizations
  • .mil.tz – exclusively for Tanzania Military entities recognized by the Ministry responsible for Defence
  • .sc.tz – schools that are elementary, primary and secondary level institutions
  • .ne.tz – network infrastructure

On March 1, 2022, Tanzania's Ministry of Information, Communication, and Information Technology (MICIT) began to allow registrations at the top level domain .tz without the use of a second level TLD such as .co.tz.[1][2] As of March 1, MICIT also removed the requirement that registrants have a local presence in Tanzania.[3]

Additional second-level names were added on Tuesday, 14 February 2012:

  • .hotel.tz – hotel operators
  • .mobi.tz – mobile phone operators
  • .tv.tz – television operators and stations
  • .info.tz – informational sites such as museums
  • .me.tz – individuals


  1. ^ "sw-1646419122-GUIDELINES FOR THE REGISTRATION OF DOT TZ.pdf" (PDF). TCRA. TCRA. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Newsflash: New domain regulations in Monaco and Launch of Top-Level Domains in .TZ - Tanzania". Com Laude. 28 February 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  3. ^ ".TZ Second-Level Launch". www.lexsynergy.com. Retrieved 18 May 2022.

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