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[rpd] Internet number resources reporting regulations

McTim dogwallah at
Fri Jun 3 22:55:17 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 5:59 AM, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at>

> I came across the Electronic Communication Numbering and Addressing)
> regulations from Tanzania that requires
> 11.(1) -All entities assigned with internet resources by
> the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) shall submit to tzNIC
> on a monthly basis both assigned and in use Internet Protocol
> (IP) addresses.
>  (2) The tzNIC shall maintain an updated National
> Data Base of any IP addresses in use and registered domain
> names in the United Republic.
>  (3) The tzNIC shall after every three months starting
> January, 2012 submit to the Authority information on the
> assigned IP addresses and registered domain Names within
> that period.
> Here is the linkt ot the regulations:
> Just wondering if there are other countries within Africa that
> requires resource owners to report their usage to the government. What
> are the pros and cons of such regulations?

No other countries that I know of.

The Pros (for the government) are ease of tracking who uses which addresses.

The Cons (for the people) are ease of government tracking who uses which IP

Of course this all depends on the level of granularity of data that TZNIC
decides is appropriate to deliver.



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