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New license increases .vn domains

HA NOI (VNS)— The Viet Nam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) has granted GMO Runsystem a license to provide domain .vn services in Viet Nam, bringing the total number of these providers in the country to 17.

VNNIC said that the license allows the firm to offer domains ending with .vn, including com.vn, info.vn, gov.vn, edu.vn, int.vn, pro.vn, health.vn, biz.vn, ac.vn and net.vn.

The centre, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Information and Communications, said the new license would help increase the number of domains ending in .vn.

Speaking at the license granting ceremony, former Minister of Information and Communications, Le Doan Hop, congratulated GMO on their efforts to obtain the license. "We promise to try our best to provide the .vn service which will help bring the image of Viet Nam to the world", said GMO System director Ngo Van Tau.

As many as 21,813 such domains were registered in the third quarter of this year, bringing the total to 219,000 and making Viet Nam one of the Southeast Asian countries with the most domains.

The number, which registered an average annual growth rate of 172 per cent, was largely contributed by the country's three largest domain providers (PA Viet Nam, FPT and Matbao).

With headquarters in Ha Noi, GMO System is a subsidiary of GMO Internet, Japan's biggest domain service provider with omanae.com. — VNS


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