This article describes the procedures and requirements of .tz domain names.
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The ccTLD Release Phases announced by the Tanzanian Registry are as follows:


PHASE : Priority Phase 1

DATE : 1st March 2022 - 31st May 2022

Domains will be allocated at the end of the priority phase
1) Owners of a third-level domain which was registered prior to 1 March 2022
2) Trademark owners


PHASE : Priority Phase 2

DATE : 1st June 2022 - 30th June 2022

Domains will be allocated at the end of the priority phase
Owners of a third-level domain which was registered between 1 March 2022 – 31 May 2022


PHASE : General Availability

DATE : 1st July 2022 onwards

ALLOCATION : Based on First Come First Serve Basis



Note :
Some domain names are reserved names; these are the names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN Restrictions or Registry Operator Designation.
Certain domain names have been classified as Premium and hence will be costly than the normal domain names.
If you wish to apply for a Premium Domain Name, please contact our Support Team to process your application.

Once a transfer has been initiated, the current owner and current registrar of the domain will be notified of the transfer request.

Both have 5 days to accept this request. If none of them accepts, or if one objection is made, the transfer will be denied.

If the owner accepts, the transfer is completed instantaneously.

Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation email
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .tz domains is available.


Restore / reactivate

Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .ac.tz, .co.tz, .go.tz, .hotel.tz, .info.tz, .me.tz, .mil.tz, .mobi.tz, .ne.tz, .or.tz, .sc.tz, .tv.tz
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 1 characters
  • Maximum length: 30 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 35 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • https://karibu.tz/regulations
  • https://karibu.tz/domains/dispute/
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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