|Introduced||14 April 1994|
|TLD type||Country Code Top-Level Domain|
|Registry||Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)|
|Sponsor||Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Vietnam|
|Actual use||Fairly popular in Vietnam|
|Registered domains||524,556 (June 2021)|
|Structure||Names are registered at second level and third level beneath various second-level categories|
|Registry website||VNNIC (Vietnamese)|
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).
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.
|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|