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Total .VN Domain Name Registration Increases By Nearly 300% from 2005


By Derek Iwasiuk
October 24, 2006

Dot VN, Inc., the authorized global domain name registrar for the Country of Vietnam, announced that the total number of .vn domain names registered has increased by nearly 300% since October, 2005.

Based on statistics from the Vietnam Network Information Center ("VNNIC"), the administrative entity overseeing the development of the internet in Vietnam, .vn domain name registration grew from 10,592 domains registered by October 1, 2005 to over 30,000 registered domain names as of October 17, 2006. Much of this growth can be attributed to the launch of the 2nd level domain name ".vn" in August of 2006, which provides registrants, worldwide, a choice between .vn and 3rd level domain names such as .com .vn, and

"The registration statistics we received from VNNIC regarding .vn domain names are very exciting. Dot VN has worked hard to market and build recognition of the Vietnamese web extension and it seems that our efforts have been successful. As compared to last year, many more Vietnamese and foreign companies have recognized the importance of establishing an online presence in Vietnam and the large potential value of Vietnamese domain names. We will continue to drive the growth of the .vn web extension and anticipate greater increases in domain name registrations as we unveil new projects and initiatives in the future. We expect that .vn domain registrations, and our Company, will continue to grow at an even more robust pace in 2007," stated Thomas M. Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Dot VN.

Dot VN, Inc. ( is the exclusive online service provider of .VN (Vietnam) domain name registrations globally. The Company has established agreements with the Vietnamese government and international ISP's (Internet service providers) such as VNPT, Netsoft, VDC, FPT, along with Verisign,,,,,,, and over 70 top domain resellers to commercialize Vietnam's Internet and Telecommunications services. The Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) awarded Dot VN, Inc. an "exclusive long term contract" to be the first registrar to promote, market and register its country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) of .VN (Vietnam) via the Internet. Dot VN, Inc. is developing an Internet based distribution network through which the Company delivers business applications and services and digital software content to a network of more than 70 service providers in over 30 countries. The Company is developing the latest Internet domain registration software technologies for marketing, sales and managing the .VN domain name registration, website design and hosting, email systems, e-commerce and e-marketing, Vietnamese Search Engine for .VN and VOIP telecommunications for Vietnam and other customers worldwide.



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