ICANN Resolutions » Transfer of the .TZ (Tanzania) top-level domain to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority

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Transfer of the .TZ (Tanzania) top-level domain to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 7 Nov 2019
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Resolved (2019.11.07.31), as part of the exercise of its responsibilities under the IANA Naming Function Contract with ICANN, IANA has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .TZ top-level domain to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority. The documentation demonstrates that the proper procedures were followed in evaluating the request.

Rationale for Resolution: 

Why the Board is addressing the issue now?

In accordance with the IANA Naming Function Contract, PTI in the performance of the IANA Naming Function (IANA) has evaluated a request for ccTLD transfer and is presenting its report to the Board for review. This review by the Board is intended to ensure that the proper procedures were followed.

What is the proposal being considered?

The proposal is to approve a request to transfer the .TZ top-level domain and assign the role of manager to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority.

Which stakeholders or others were consulted?

In the course of evaluating this transfer application, IANA consulted with the applicant and other significantly interested parties. As part of the application process, the applicant needs to describe consultations that were performed within the country concerning the ccTLD, and their applicability to their local Internet community.

What concerns or issues were raised by the community?

IANA is not aware of any significant issues or concerns raised by the community in relation to this request.

What significant materials did the Board review?

[REDACTED - Sensitive Delegation Materials]

What factors the Board found to be significant?

The Board did not identify any specific factors of concern with this request.

Are there positive or negative community impacts?

The timely approval of country-code domain name managers that meet the various public interest criteria is positive toward ICANN's overall mission, the local communities to which country-code top-level domains are designated to serve, and responsive to obligations under the IANA Naming Function Contract.

Are there financial impacts or ramifications on ICANN (strategic plan, operating plan, budget); the community; and/or the public?

The administration of country-code delegations in the DNS root zone is part of the IANA functions, and the delegation action should not cause any significant variance on pre-planned expenditure. It is not the role of ICANN to assess the financial impact of the internal operations of country-code top-level domains within a country.

Are there any security, stability or resiliency issues relating to the DNS?

ICANN does not believe this request poses any notable risks to security, stability or resiliency. This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.