To Be A IDN Or Not To Be A IDN .VN Domain Issues

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 Tín Jewelry Company, was one of the first in line to register kimtí as a site, after state agencies allowed for Vietnamese domain names.

“The number of visitors coming to my site through the Vietnamese domain name (kimtín) is equivalent to 50% of the visitors who click to the domain name without accents (kimtin),” 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.

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