Internet resources are a critical parameter for Internet operations. In Vietnam, Internet resources including “.vn” ccTLD, Internet addresses (IPv4/IPv6), Autonomous system number (ASN) are national information resources. Internet resources are concentratively managed by Vietnamese Government (Ministry of Information and Communications - MIC) as a method to manage and supervise Internet operations to ensure the stability of Internet in Vietnam.
Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) was delegated by MIC to carry out the functions of managing, allocating, supervising and promoting the use of Internet resources in Vietnam.
Over the past few years, the quantity of Internet resources in Vietnam has significantly grown, reflecting the considerable development rate of Internet operations in Vietnam.
Main legal documents that control Internet resources management in Vietnam:
- Telecommunication Law
- Decree No. 97/2008/ND-CP of Vietnamese Government On the management, provision and use of internet services and electronic information on the internet.
- Circular No. 09/2008/TT-BTTTT of the Minister of Information and Communications on “Guiding the management and use of Internet resources”.
- Circular No. 10/2008/TT-BTTTT of the Minister of Information and Communications on “the settlement of disputes over Vietnam's country code domain name “.vn”.