Registrants of internationalised domain names for Vietnam’s ccTLD, .vn, can now register their domains through registrars instead of only through the registry as before. The change took place on 15 April.
“The participation in the Vietnamese domain name market of registrars promises a vibrant Vietnamese domain name market in which users will have more choices of providers,” a VNNIC representative said.
.VN internationalised domain names were launched in March 2007 and from April 2011 .vn domains were free to register, which saw a boom in registrations with the total today standing at 1,071,163 and around 290,000 of these are active.
The free registration period ended on 1 January this year.