Vietnam's domain name ."vn" had the largest number of registrations among ASEAN countries' domain names as of September 2014, the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) has revealed.

The VNNIC report revealed on December 5 that among 10 ASEAN countries, Vietnam had 286,000 domain name registrations, followed by Malaysia and Singapore.

In the entire Asia region, China had the highest number of registrations, followed by India and Japan. Vietnam ranked seventh.

The report also showed that the growth rate of new ."vn" registrations had slowed down since 2013 because of the global economic downturn.

VNNIC and the registrars conducted a series of conferences in an effort to strengthen their relationship with customers and improve service quality, pushing the overall growth rate of ."vn" up to 9.4 percent. The growth rate is expected to hit 13 percent at year-end.

Meanwhile, international domain name registrations in Vietnam numbered 217,235, which was lower than the usage of the ."vn" domain name.

With 15,627,008 IPv4 addresses as of October 2014, Vietnam ranked second in the ASEAN block, eighth in Asia and 26th in the world.

At the same time, Vietnam is promoting the deployment of the IPv6 address in the country.

Last August, the domain name written in Vietnamese reached one-million milestone, marking the country's leading position in the world's internationalised domain names, or domain names written in different characters that enable Internet users to access them in their own language.-VNA