It was announced by TCRA (the Tanzanian Registry), that the .tz direct domain extension will launch on 1 March 2022. Previously, domains were only available at the third-level (e.g. lexsynergy.co.tz). Now domains will be available at the second-level (e.g. lexsynergy.tz).
Priority For Current Third-Level Domain Owners
For the first three months of the .tz launch, owners of third-level domains such as co.tz, or.tz and mobi.tz domains will be eligible to register the exact matching .tz domain.
We strongly recommend that you register the corresponding .tz domains during this priority phase. Registering your name or trade mark in this new extension will help you to protect your brand online, as owning both the co.tz and .tz domains will form part of a defensive domain registration strategy.
.TZ Launch Timeline
The launch of .tz will take place in three phases:
|Phase 1||1st March - 31st May 2022|
1) Owners of a third-level domain which was registered prior to 1 March 2022.
|Phase 2||1st June - 30th June 2022||Owners of a third-level domain which was registered between 1 March 2022 – 31 May 2022.|
|General Availability||1st July 2022 - Onward||Open to everyone on a first come, first served basis.|
If there are multiple qualifying applications for the same domain during a single phase, the domain will be allocated to the registrant with the earliest application date, therefore it is key to submit your application as soon as possible once the relevant phase begins.
Removal of Local Presence
TCRA also announced that a local presence in Tanzania is no longer required for the administrative contact. This means the .tz namespace is now open to everyone making it more important than ever to secure your brand by registering your .tz second-level domain.
If you have any questions about the launch of .tz please email your account manager or our support team at [email protected].