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Vietnam's ccTLD, .VN, Opens to the World


By Derek Iwasiuk
August 14, 2006

For years the Vietnam registry only offered second level domains under ",, …", but now on Tuesday the 15th August the top level domain .VN domain opens to the world. The only restriction imposed by the registry is that only companies can register .VN names.

The ccTLD will embrace a significant success in a world where domains become strategic investment for brands and "domainers". Vietnam has a population of 84Mio and for now an internet penetration of 15%. The population size can be compared to the population of Germany.

.VN domains are now more accessible. In the past "" domain name registrations exceeded 200.-USD. Now for the .VN Landrush, AsiaDNS (the Asian portal of EuroDNS) offers .VN registration for an annual price of 48.-Euro with an on-time setup fee of 38.-Euro (

The loss of restriction as well as the new competitive price should drag a lot of attention to this newly available ccTLD of a large and promising country.

VNNIC is the registry for Vietnam that manages the entire .VN zone. Link:

AsiaDNS / EuroDNS is a leading domain name registrar offering domain name registration services and portfolio management for European an Asian ccTLDs (



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