Number of national registered domain names .vn surges. (Photo: VNS)

HCM City (VNS/VNA) - The total number of national registered domain names with “.vn” reached 453,979 as of last month, an increase of 9.33 percent over the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre.

Of these, the domain name “.vn” accounted for 54.9 percent and the “.com.vn” accounted for 35.2 percent. 

In its e-commerce Index 2018, Vietnam E-Commerce Association reported that the total number of websites with the country domain names “.vn” and “.com.vn” accounted for more than 90 percent of total websites. 

The domain name “.vn” is the country code top-level domain, which has been transferred by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to Vietnam for management. 

According to experts, the national domain name is protected by Vietnamese law.

When using the national domain name, enterprises will be able to prevent counterfeit numbers and also minimise the loss of communication with international partners when a fibre-optic cable breaks.

In addition, thanks to the priority of the domain name search engine with the country code .vn when searching in Vietnam, businesses in any sector that use this domain can easily reach customers.

One of the barriers to registering the domain name .vn includes complicated procedures, and takes much time. 

To improve the situation, the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre has allowed domain registrars to pilot online registration for the national domain names starting from September 10.

The registration of the domain name .vn is simple and fast, but still complies with the regulations on the registration of domain names, according to the centre.

Huynh Ngoc Duy, CEO of Mat Bao Corporation, which is the first company allowed to pilot online application for the domain name .vn, said the registration of the domain name .vn via online application is an important step in improving transactions in processing applications and archive records, and maintaining the domain name .vn.

At the same time, it will also help save time for customers while still ensuring compliance of regulations on registration of the domain name .vn. –VNS/VNA