What is .tz?
The .tz domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Tanzania.
Tanzania with its estimated population of 44,929,002, ranks as the 8th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .tz extension are very popular in Tanzania and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .tz domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .tz domain has been around since 1995.
Who can register .tz domain?
Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their domain name with a .tz extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .tz extension?
A .tz domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Tanzania.
In Tanzania the native Language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .tz extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The following are the main criteria that a web name has to be:
A .tz web name can have alphabets, numbers and dashes "-" or any of these combinations.
A domain name may begin with a digit and end with a digit.
Dashes cannot begin or end your domain name.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
Maximum length of a web name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .tz).
You cannot register your domain if you don't follow the above limitations.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .tz domain registration duration: 1-10 years registration are allowable at a time.
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