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Introduced14 April 1994
TLD typeCountry Code Top-Level Domain
RegistryVietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)
SponsorVietnam Ministry of Information and Communication
Intended useEntities connected with Vietnam
Actual useFairly popular in Vietnam
Registered domains524,556 (June 2021)[1]
StructureNames are registered at second level and third level beneath various second-level categories
Registry websiteVNNIC (Vietnamese)
VNNIC (English)
Old logo used for the domain from 2017 to 2022

.vn is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Vietnam.

The domain name registry for .vn is the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC). In 2003, the company Dot VN, Inc. signed an agreement with the VNNIC allowing it to market the .vn domain name abroad. Nowadays, a .vn domain name can be registered from all over the world via a worldwide .vn accredited registrar system.

The number of national domain name ".vn" surpassed 500,000 domains, ranked first in Southeast Asia & ASEAN and ranked TOP 10 in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of number of domain names maintained in use.

.vn domain names with 1 or 2 characters are registered through an auction.

There are 43 1-character .vn domain names, including: 36 domain names with a plain ASCII character (a, b, c, .. .x, y, z, 0, 1, 2, 3, .. 7, 8, 9.vn) and 7 domain names with a Vietnam-specific character (â, ă, đ, ê, ô, ơ, ư.vn). There are 1296 2-character domain names with a combination of ASCII characters (a0, a1, a2, ..., z7, z8, z9.vn).


  • In 1994, Rob Hurle was one of the first people to think of and register the .vn TLD for Vietnam instead of using the .au (Australia) TLD. VNPT managed the DNS servers and the .vn TLD.
  • In 2000, VNPT transferred the DNS server and the .vn TLD to the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC), which was established by the Vietnamese government.
  • In 2003, Dot VN, Inc. signed a contract with VNNIC allowing the company to market .vn domain names abroad.

Second-level domains[edit]

The .vn domain name may be registered as a ccTLD or country code second-level domain (ccSLD). Below is a list of ccSLDs under the .vn domain name.

ccSLD Uses
com.vn commercial
biz.vn business; equivalent to com.vn
edu.vn education and training
gov.vn state and government (central and local)
net.vn establishment and provision of online services
org.vn organizations involved in political, cultural, and social activities
int.vn Vietnam-based international organizations
ac.vn organizations and individuals involved in research activities
pro.vn organizations and individuals involved in highly specialized domains
info.vn organizations and individuals involved in the creation, distribution, and supply of information
health.vn organizations and individuals involved in pharmaceutical and medical activities
name.vn proper names of individuals involved in Internet-related activities
io.vn for organizations and individuals to use in the field of technology.
ai.vn for organizations and individuals to use in the field of artificial intelligence


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