Viet Nam’s ccTLD has seen a surge in growth that saw it surge past the half million registrations mark in the first quarter of 2020 with total .vn domain names reaching 501,124 at the end of March, over half (289,556) of which were registered at the second level. There were also 171,106 .com.vn and 21,123 .edu.vn domains. This is an increase of 29,560 from the 471,564 from the end of March 2019 and an increase of 4,150 from the 496,974 at the end of December 2019.
The number of .vn domain names had passed the half million mark at the end of October according to the Viá»t Nam Internet Resources Report 2019 published last week with the total number as of 31 October being 501,027.
These 501,027 .vn domain names represents almost half (49.0%) of all domain names registered in the country according to the report, with 49.4% for legacy gTLDs and the remaining 1.6% for new gTLDs. The 49% figure for .vn in Viá»t Nam ranks the country somewhere in the middle of its peers in the region with .tw (Taiwan), .kz (Kazakhstan) and .uz (Uzbekistan) all having over 90% market share within the country while .th (Thailand) is less than 10% being the extremes of the 16 profiled.
There was also a reform of administrative procedures and supplementing regulations to resolve some practical situations such as electronic records, marking a major improvement in the management of .vn during the year.
The major cities of Ho Chi Minh and Ha Noi accounted for the majority of .vn domain name registrations with 189,336 and 174,171 respectively, while no other city or town managed more than 10,000.
There are 13 second level domains with .com.vn the largest with 34.56% of .vn domain names, .edu.vn (4.24%) and .net.vn (1.77%) being the only 2LDs with more than a 1% market share, while registrations at the second level accounted for 57.25%.
According to the report from Viá»t Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC), the number of IPv4 addresses allocated to Viá»t Nam reached 16,001,024 at the end of October, ranking the south east Asian country second in the region, eighth in Asia and 29th globally.
Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)âs statistics showed that the use of IPv6 for Viá»t Nam reaches approximately 40 per cent, ranking second in ASEAN and eighth globally with more than 21,000,000 IPv6 users by October.
In their annual report, VNNIC note a number of other activities for 2019 including signing a new partnership agreement with CCTLD.RU to strengthen the cooperation in management and ensure the security of national critical internet infrastructure system.
There are also 14 registrars for Viá»t Namâs country code top-level domain while registrants of 3,237 domain names have utilised VNNICâs Registry Lock and 170 domains are made more secure having DNSSEC enabled.
The Viá»t Nam Internet Resources Report 2019 published by the Viá»t Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) is available for download in Vietnamese only here [pdf].
On the occasion of APEC Economic Leaderâs Week, the Ministry of Information and Communications officially released Vietnamâs APEC postage stamps 2017 on November 6thÂ 2017. Presented in this special postage printing, Viet Nam ccTLD with message â.VN enhances Vietnamese brandsâ expresses a desire to develop and integrate into a technological era.
Vietnamâs APEC postage stamps are not only the special communications to commemorate the second time Viet Nam playing host to the APEC, but also become a priceless gift to remind beautiful Viet Nam that is gradually innovating and integrating all aspects. In line with the theme of APEC 2017 âcreating new dynamism, fostering a shared futureâ, â.VNâ country code top level domain name is a factor contributing to Viet Namâs economics and helping Vietnamese enterprises develop and gain customersâ trust.
In technological era, that Internet users is growing very fast created new online business trend. Therefore, enterprises need new effective business model and marketing solutions. A memorable domain names combining with creative and professional websites are what they need to make the good first impression to customers.
In fact, â.VNâ has been becoming an implied geographical indication. Website registered â.VNâ ccTLD could benefit from search engines for country-based search results depending on the IP addresses of users. Besides, using â.VNâ has secured the safety and sufficiency for the Internet community in Viet Nam with more updated domain services. In many ways, â.VNâ seems to be a guarantee stamp for Vietnamese good products
Since 2011, â.VNâ has kept stably the first position in the number of registered domains in the ASEAN region. By October 31stÂ 2017, the cumulative number of â.VNâ domain name registration reached 422,601 domains as well as reaching the 7thÂ place in Asiaâs top 10 ccTLDs with highest number of registrations. This achievement reflects the continuing development of â.VNâ among the global domain industry and the prospect of a promising future of â.VNâ domain name.
Being presented in Vietnamâs APEC postage stamps 2017, â.VNâ demonstrates its position in the Internet map that symbolizes for Viet Nam integrating but not dissolving in the Internet.
This VNNIC news release was sourced from:
Registrants of internationalised domain names for Vietnamâs ccTLD, .vn, can now register their domains through registrars instead of only through the registry as before. The change took place on 15 April.
“The participation in the Vietnamese domain name market of registrars promises a vibrant Vietnamese domain name market in which users will have more choices of providers,” a VNNIC representative said.
.VN internationalised domain names were launched in March 2007 and from April 2011 .vn domains were free to register, which saw a boom in registrations with the total today standing at 1,071,163 and around 290,000 of these are active.
The free registration period ended on 1 January this year.
The fees for registering .vn domain names were lowered on 1 January 2017 Vietnamâs Ministry of Finance announced.
Currently registrars are unable to charge fees higher than the Ministry of Finance stipulates, with fees transferred to the .vn registry, VNNIC, and registrars are unable to receive commissions of above 30%.
However on 1 January it all changed according to media reports such as in VietnamNet. From this date registrars wonât receive commissions, but can set up domain registration and maintenance fees higher than stipulated to cover expenses and make profits. However, the fees must not be higher than the ceiling levels.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has lowered the registry fee to make .vn more competitive with TLDs such as .com.
According to Do Quang Trung, head of VNNICâs HCMC Branch, the policy will create competition in prices among registration agencies and eliminate price gaps between national domain name .vn and international domain names reported VietnamNet.
The fees for .vn domain name stipulated in Circular 208 are close to, or even lower, than the fees for TLDs such as .com or .net.
The floor fee level set by MOF for someone to register a .vn domain is VND200,000 ($8.80), while the annual maintenance fee is VND350,000.
The third-level domain names registered under 2LDs such as edu.vn, gov.vn and info.vn have registration and maintenance fees of VND120,000 and VND150,000, respectively. The third-level domain name â name.vn has very low fee of VND30,000.
The current fees for registering and using â.vnâ domain name for the first year offered by some biggest registration agents is VND830,000. The fee for maintaining the domain name in the next years is over VND400,000.
There are currently approximately one million .vn domain names registered with three-quarters (74%) registered to individuals and the remainder to organisations.
The .bank gTLD continues to get traction with the banking community having reached 5,165 registrations from banks within the United States from 2,534 banks and 560 registrations from banks outside the US.
Registrations of .vn domains continue to grow with over 106,300 new .vn domains registered in the first 11 months of 2015 bringing the total number of registrations to 343,370, a year-on-year increase of 16.4 per cent, according to the Viet Nam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC).
Sherry Wines became the first company in the world to use a .wine domain apart from the registry, according to a report on The Drinks Business. Previously the company used the sherry.org domain. According to the report, âsherry.wine will publish interviews, events, recipes and news in English, Spanish, German and Dutch.â
The domain name aftermarket started off in unusual style with the .se domain tv.se selling for SEK2,180,500 ($265,149) through Tradera, a Swedish online commerce service.
The sale easily topped the Domain Name Journal chart of reported sales for the fortnight to 18 January with izy.com second, selling for $40,000 in a private sale while a pair of domains sold through Sedo, putzfrau.de and babycity.com, sold for â¬32,000 ($36,480) and $35,000 respectively.
As usual, .com sales dominated the chart with 12 of the top 20 while there was one each for .se, .de, .net, .es, .info, .vn, org and .ca.
And also as usual Sedo topped the list as an aftermarket outlet with a more than usually dominant 16 of the top 20 sales.
To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the fortnight ending 18 January, go to:
âWhat has really happened as a result of .XXX?â one year on from its launch is the focus of an article on Xbiz.
The article notes that âamong other things, new sites have come to market, new companies have formed to capitalise on new opportunities in the adult space and a level of accountability and oversight added to an industry that has long shunned supervision of any sort â while the majority of trademark disputes have been swiftly resolved in favour of the legitimate rights holders.â
And it notes that ICM Registryâs Stuart Lawley claims .XXX âhas comfortably exceeded the companyâs sales expectations â based on the figures it communicated back in 2003 and 2004 in its original application to ICANN.â ICM also believes renewal rates will be high, even though the first anniversary is not quite here.
The .pw ccTLD is relaunching being branded as âthe Professional Web, with the new registry opening up a 68-day sunrise programme as of 3 December. The sunrise offers some unique features aimed at reducing overhead for brand-owners.
A guest posting on DomainNameNews from Kate Moran of TM.Biz, .pwâs trademark validation agent, looked at trademark validation for .PW. Unsurprisingly the posting considers .pw a leader, saying âthe .pw registry is proposing to protect not only exact matches, but also any domain containing the trademark, misspellings, abbreviations and language translations of the validated trademark. The trademark validation agent, TM.Biz is coupling these rules with automated searches of 70 trademark databases.â
On 4 December, the Coordination Center for TLD RU/Ð Ð¤ and the Technical Center of Internet generated DNSSEC keys for .RU, one of the two Russian national domains. A formal event signified the first phase of signing .RU with DNSSEC, with all works expected to be finalised by the end of December 2012.
The .FR registry, Afnic, has released their December 2012 Domain Name Industry. The latest report looks at the growth rate for IPV6-compatible .fr domain names. In the report Afnic focuses on the success rate of Syreli claims in relation to the age of the domain name. Everything suggests that rights-holders are reactive and quickly intervene to enforce their rights via the Syreli procedure. The full report is available from the Afnic website here.
SIDN, the .nl registry, has published their final report of the 2012 Domain Name Debate. The debate examined issues such as availability of registrantâs details from Whois and drop catching. To check out the final report, check out the SIDN website here.
The price to registrars of .ee domain names will be cut by 11.8 percent on 1 March 2013, which will see the price cut from â¬17 to â¬15. Maximum registration periods will also be extended with options of two and three years.
Registrations of .vn domain names hit225,970 in the third quarter of 2012 according to VNNICâs white paper on Vietnamâs internet.
Alternative Dispute Resolution celebrated its tenth birthday on 12 December, the .be registry dns.be announced. To mark the occasion, Cepina (the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation) organised a symposium in conjunction with DNS.be.
Norid, the registry for .no domain names, is again receiving reports on a company who tries to force Norwegian companies to buy domain names. The service is said to be offered to protect a company name or brand.
The issue may be a proposal to register a domain name within other top level domains, such as .com or .as, or they may suggest to register the domain name in different spellings, for instance with and without a hyphen. The company who offers services like this, often tells a story about other actors interested in buying the domain name, and that they need a quick decision.
Vietnamese internet users in rural areas have taken to the Vietnamese language internationalised domain name, making up a large proportion of the 320,000 Vietnamese language domains that have been registered since 28 April.
âInternet users in rural areas were especially fond of using Vietnamese-language domain names since they used Vietnamese almost exclusively on the internet. The meaning of Vietnamese domain names was also clearer and more understandable to Vietnamese users,â said Tran Minh Tan, deputy director of the VNNIC, part of the Ministry of Information and Communications.
âThe Vietnamese IDNs represent a concerted effort on the part of VNNIC and Dot VN to reach the whole of the Vietnamese population and not just those that reside in major cities. While many online services have focused almost exclusively on urban users in major cities, those users represent but a small fraction of the over 89 million people that make up the population of Vietnam.â said Dot VN President Lee Johnson.
âWe hope to be a leader in the development of services for the as yet underserved majority of existing and potential internet users. The Vietnamese IDN resonates with the whole of Vietnamese Society in a fundamental way and engages Vietnamese users in their native speech in a way that is far superior to standard Vietnamese domain names. We believe that it is this connection that will allow us to reach countless millions of new Vietnamese users with a depth and scope not yet achieved through the power of their native language. As VNNICâs partner in the IDN project we will continue to dedicate ourselves to reaching all corners of Vietnam from the cities to the fields with the very best products and services.â
Up until early this year, there were strict limitations on the allocation of .VN domain names. But on 10 January the regulations changed. To assist on their uptake, .VN domains are allocated to Vietnamese and foreign organisations and individuals on a first-come, first-served basis according to VNS report. The allocation of free .VN domains commenced on 28 April.
Just 3,800 domain names have been registered in Vietnamese since they were first issued 18 months ago.
Cao Kim Trong, Director of the Kim TÃn Jewelry Company, was one of the first in line to register kimtÃn.vn as a site, after state agencies allowed for Vietnamese domain names.
âThe number of visitors coming to my site through the Vietnamese domain name (kimtÃn) is equivalent to 50% of the visitors who click to the domain name without accents (kimtin),â said Trong.
But the 3,800 odd accented registrations still pale in comparison to the nearly 30,000 non-accented domains that were registered last year.
Original article : http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2008/09/803133/