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[rpd] Internet number resources reporting regulations

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Sat Jun 4 14:19:58 UTC 2016

The thought of a government agency using this information is actually pretty scary….

I’ve seen what government agencies can do with information they don’t always understand


From  Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at<mailto:ondouglas at>>
Date: Saturday, 4 June 2016 at 9:57 AM
To: Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at<mailto:Kivuva at>>
Cc: rpd <rpd at<mailto:rpd at>>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Internet number resources reporting regulations

Kivuva, et al,
Unless tzNIC becomes an NIR -- and I am not proposing they should -- I don't see much benefit in this endeavor.

The motivation behind collecting IP address allocation and usage information is to enhance accountability. However, if such information collected by tzNIC doesn't end up at the RIR, which maintains the globally accessible allocation/usage database,this information will be stored away at worst and MIGHT, be used by the relevant government agency at best.


On 3 June 2016 at 12:59, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at<mailto:Kivuva at>> wrote:
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?


Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

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