Tanzania Internet Service Providers Association ( TISPA )
TISPA strives to bring together the Internet community to collectively make the internet accessible to as many Tanzanians as possible. They are the founders of the Dar-es-salaam Internet eXchange Point (commonly known as the TIX) based on the 13th Floor, Posta House in Dar-es-salaam and the co-founders of tzNIC.
What an Internet eXchange Point.?
An Internet exchange point (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISP's) exchange local traffic between their networks without having to use their upstream provider links. At the TIX we have over 20 peers using the IXP infrastructure
techniques, exchanging traffic destined for local services providers connected to the exchange point locally without utilizing the expensive international link capacity.
With the presence of an IXP, domestic traffic is peered at the exchange point, freeing the international links from congestion, enhancing faster speeds of data and reducing costs and delays.
Tanzania Network Information Centre (tzNIC) is the Internet registry for .tz domain names. They manage the system that locates where a .tz mail or web server is located.
Through a consultative process, Tanzania Network information Centre (tzNIC), also a not-for-Profit Company (NGO) was established and registered (in 2006) to administer and manage the operations of the Tanzania country code Top Level Domain (.tz ccTLD). tzNIC is a limited company (by guarantee) with 2 founding members - TCRA (the regulator) and TISPA (the association of ISPs).
The TzNIC's mission is to promote the utilization of .tz domain names and to protect registrants' interests by ensuring reliable and secure registry infrastructure and database as well as affordable domain names.