Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) has granted iNet Corporation a license to provide domain name dot vn (.vn) services, bringing the total number of domain name “.vn” registrars in the country to sixteen.
VNNIC said with the license, iNet would provide domain names ending with dot vn (.vn), with extensions including com.vn, info.vn, gov.vn, edu.vn, int.vn, pro.vn, health.vn, biz.vn, ac.vn and net.vn. According to the center, the new license could help increase the number of domain names ending in “.vn”, which indicated the sovereignty of Viet Nam on the Internet.
As many as 21,813 such domain names were registered in the third quarter of this year, bringing the total to 219,000 and making Viet Nam one of the Southeast Asian countries with the most domain names. The number, which registered an average annual growth rate of 172 per cent, was largely contributed by the country's three largest domain registrars (PA Viet Nam, FPT and Matbao).
Established in 2005, iNet is one of the dominant players in the country's IT sector, especially in software, websites and IT training.