.vn Domain Registration

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Registration Pricing

  • 1 Year 79.00 USD
  • 2 Years 154.84 USD

Application Fee

25.00 USD

Registration Time Frame

1 Day


Requirements

No Details Are Individual .vn domain registrations allowed?

Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .vn?

Yes Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .vn?

Yes Details Are some .vn domain names restricted?

No Details Does .vn domain have a special use?

No Details Other information I need to know about .vn?

Yes Details Are there any additional fees for .vn?

No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .vn?

No Details WHOIS Privacy service available?

Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No Details


.vn Domain FAQ

.vn General FAQ
.VN is Vietnam's Internet Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD). Vietnam is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea, between Cambodia and China. The Vietnam domain name registry is cpr144449003101 operated by Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC). Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication oversees the management of the Vietnamese domain name registry. .VN is intended for Entities connected with Vietnam.
Why should I buy a .vn domain name?
The .vn domainname presents a great opportunity for local and internationalized companies wanting to represent their business in Vietnam. By registering a .vn domain name, your company can provide relevant and localized information about your product cpr144449003101 and services. Local domain names such as .vn for Vietnam gives your company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting the local Vietnamese market, you can maximize your company's revenue's.
What name can I register?

Principles of registration and usage of national domain name ".vn"

It is strictly prohibited to use the domain name for purposes of opposing the State of Vietnam, disturbing security, economy, social order and safety, undermining the nation's fine tradition and custom, infringing upon the legitimate rights and interests of organizations and individuals and illegally obstructing the operations of the national domain name system (DNS).

1. Domain name ".vn" is not an object of the Law on Intellectual Property If a characters string which is the same to mark, brand name, product name, service name, copyright compounded as a part of domain name structure is only registered for protection online shall not be protected in fact and vice versa.
2. A domain name which is self-selected by organization or individual must not contain words infringing upon national interests or against social ethics, nation's fine tradition and custom; must prove serious manner in order to avoid misunderstanding or confusing similarity due to the nature of Vietnamese language that leads to polysyllabic and poly-semantic words or words missing special accents.
3. Organization or individual having second level domain name under ".vn" is allowed to issue 3rd level domain names under the second level domain name within its internal organizational structure for non-commercial purposes only, and take responsibility for the management of those domain names. It is prohibited to issue 3rd level domain name under the second level domain name to other individual or organization.
4. Only accredited registrar of ".vn" can issue 3rd level domain name under 2nd level domain name to other organizations, individuals.
Responsibilities of Organization, Individual in registering and using domain name:
1. Organization, individual using domain name must take full legal responsibility for the purpose of use and accuracy of the registration information provided, ensuring the registration, usage of the domain name in compliance with current regulations, not to infringe upon legitimate rights and interests of other organization and individual.
2. Organization, individual using domain name must take responsibility for the maintenance, management of the domain name and take responsibility for any infringement of regulations due to inadequate management of the domain name.
1. Registrar of ".vn" is an organization selected and accredited by VNNIC to provide maintenance and registration services of ".vn" on contract basis according to the following principles:
a) To be a Vietnamese or foreign organization having legal person according to applicable laws.
b) To have adequate capacity of finance, technique, personnel, network, management system to provide maintenance, registration services of .vn with respect to the scope of operation, according to requests.
c) To pledge to comply with Laws and regulations on management and usage of Internet resources and electronic information on Internet.
2. Responsibilities of ".vn" registrar
a) To comply with laws and regulations on telecommunications, Internet and other relating regulations and terms, conditions stipulated in the contract with VNNIC.
b) To fulfill registration of domain name, to ensure maintenance, safety, security of all domain names registered on its domain name systems (DNS)
c) To provide full registration information of domain name registrant at the request of competent agency and VNNIC, including: name, address, telephone, ID number or Passport Number for individual.
d) Domestic registrars must use Primary DNS attached with a ".vn" domain name to provide DNS service to the registrant who demand to use DNS service provided by the registrar.
d) Domestic registrars are allowed to receive registration from both inside and outside of Vietnam. Provision of registration services to other countries must comply with Vietnamese laws and respectively local laws.
e) Oversea registrars are allowed to receive registration from both inside and outside of Vietnam. Only oversea registrar that has official representative agency in Vietnam can provide registration services to organization and individuals in Vietnam and must comply with Vietnamese laws.
f) All registrars are not allowed to register domain name as speculation in any form; not allowed to deter any registrant from registering domain name lawfully.
g) After the termination of agreement with a registrar, registrant is allowed to change to one of other registrars of VNNIC. Losing registrar must accept the requirement of changing registrar and not to deter registrant from changing registrar.
h) To cooperate with cpr144449003101 VNNIC and competent agencies of Vietnam to deal with issues relating to ".vn" domain name.
i) To make regular report to VNNIC or other unscheduled report according to VNNIC's requirement and guidance.
k) To end or stop to provide supplying services at the request by state competent agency.
l) To build and announce forms, process and procedures of domain name registration.

Returning, Suspending, Withdrawing [.EXTENSION]domain name.

1. Returning domain name:
When there is no longer need of using a domain name, organization, individual will send a written letter about returning of the domain name to respective registrar. All overdue domain names will be considered as no longer needs and needed to be returned.
2. Suspending a domain name will occur in one of the following cases:
a) In case of violation: According to the requirement of a competent agency or upon infringement of this Regulation, suspension of the domain name shall be carried out immediately.
b) In case of failure of paying due fees before expiry date: Registrar shall give notice of or suspend a domain name within maximum 30 days before the expiry date of that domain name.
c) A second level domain name issued to organization, individual will be suspended if a third level domain name under that second level domain name is requested to be suspended at the order of a competent agency but not yet to be done accordingly, or third level domain name under the second level domain name has been issued in violation of current regulations.
3. Withdraw the domain name in case violation of regulations:
a) At the request by competent agency or by the result of domain name dispute resolution in compliance with current regulations.
b) In case of violation of regulation on Internet resources management judged by a competent agency; registration information provided inaccurately; the domain name considered to be confusingly similar or same with the name of other State, Party agency.
c) A domain name used in violation with current regulations but that violation has not been cured.
What is the registration term allowed for .vn domain names?
The minimum term for .vn cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
Can anyone register a .vn domain name?

NoAre Individual .vn domain registrations allowed?

YesCompany or legal entities registrations allowed for .vn?

YesAre there requirements, documents, or information needed for .vn?

Registration is available for all entities not based in Vietnam. No documents are required, the company name must be submitted along with the contact details.

YesAre some .vn domain names restricted?

Violating rights to third parties, names and activities that are contrary to the laws of Vietnam are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.

NoDoes .vn domain have a special use?

NoOther information I need to know about .vn?

YesAre there any cpr144449003101 additional fees for .vn?

DNS Updates for .VN domains are $50. Ownership updates are $80.

NoDo I need a trademark/brand name to register .vn?

NoWHOIS Privacy service available?

Yes.vn Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?

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How long does it take to register my .vn domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .vn during general availability is 1 Day. .vn is not cpr144449003101 expected to launch until 1 Day. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .vn domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.vn); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.vn).
Trustee Service for .vn

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.

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How do I host my .vn domain name?
bluesit.com offers hosting and email service for .vn. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
How do I transfer my .vn domain name?

To transfer your .vn domain name to bluesit.com, submit your domain name transfer or contact sales.

To transfer your .vn domain cpr144449003101 name out of bluesit.com, contact sales.

Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .vn requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private WHOIS)?
No. At present the .vn domain zone does not provide means to hide the information cpr144449003101 of the domain owner. All information (name, address, email, etc.) will be displayed in WHOIS.
Can I register my .vn domain name in different languages (Internationalized Domain Name)?

No, .vn does not cpr144449003101 support Internationalized Domain Names

Grace period for .vn domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .vn domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
Who is the registry that manages .vn domain names?
The .vn domain is operated by Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC). All Vietnamese domain names are registered through them.

You may visit them here: Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC).

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.vn Domains Dispute & Policy

Last Update 20 August 2012. The most recent source for .vn domains dispute resolution can be found at: www.vnnic.vn/vanban/Circular%20No.10-2008-TT.BTTTT%20(24.12.2008).pdf cpr144449003101

Pursuant to the June 29, 2006 Law on Information Technology; Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 187/2007/ND-CP of December 25, 2007, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Information and Communication; Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 97/2008/ND-CP of August 28, 2008, on the management, provision and use of Internet services and online information on the Internet; The Ministry of Information and Communication provides for the settlement of disputes over the Vietnam's country code domain name ".vn" as follows: I. GENERAL PROVISIONS 1. Scope of regulation This Circular provides for the settlement of disputes over domain names arising in the process of using domain names of different levels lower than Vietnam's country code domain name " .vn" (below referred to as domain names); grounds for settlement of disputes over domain names; forms of settlement of disputes over domain names, and disposal of disputed domain names. 2. Subject of application This Circular applies to plaintiffs and defendants involved in the settlement of disputes over domain names arising in the use process. 3. In this Circular, the terms below are construed as follows: 3.1. Domain name means a name used to identify an Internet address. 3.2. Plaintiff is an agency, organization or individual that initiates a lawsuit over a disputed domain name when deeming that his/her/its lawful rights and interests are infringed upon. 3.3. Defendant is an agency, organization or individual that is using a domain name and is sued by a plaintiff for the disputed domain name. 3.4. "VNNIC" means the Vietnam National Internet Center, the Information and Communication Ministry's agency managing Vietnam's country code domain name ".vn." 3.5. Domain name " .vn" registry is an organization which registers Vietnam's country code domain name ".vn." 3.6. Disputing parties include the plaintiff and the defendant. 3.7. Dispute over a domain name means a dispute arising in civil relations or commercial activities related to lawful rights and interests of agencies, organizations and individuals regarding the use of domain names. 3.8. Use of a domain name means the association of this domain name with an Internet protocol address (IP address) in an operating server for online applications or for the protection of a trade name, mark, service mark or organization name against appropriation. II. GROUNDS FOR SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES OVER DOMAIN NAMES 1. Conditions on initiation of a lawsuit against a dispute over a domain name Apart from the conditions on initiation of lawsuits and requirements on the contents of lawsuit petitions prescribed by law, a petition for a lawsuit over a disputed domain name must satisfy the following three conditions: 1.1. The disputed domain name is identical or confusingly similar to the name of the plaintiff: identical or confusingly similar to the trademark or service mark to which the plaintiff has lawful rights or interests. 1.2. The defendant has no lawful rights or interests related to this domain name. 1.3. The domain name is used by the defendant with a malicious intent against the plaintiff. 2. Acts of using domain names with a malicious intent The use of a domain name is considered malicious in the following cases: 2.1. Leasing or transferring a domain name to the plaintiff being the proprietor of a trade name, trademark or service mark identical or confusingly similar to this domain name; leasing or transferring the domain name to the plaintiff's competitors for self interests or illicit profits; or 2.2. Appropriating, or preventing the proprietor of a trade name, trademark or service mark from registering, a domain name corresponding to this trade name, trademark or service mark: or 2.3. Defaming the plaintiff or hindering the plaintiff's business operation or causing public confusion about or distrust in the plaintiff's trade name, trademark or service mark; or 2.4. Other cases in which it is possible to prove that the domain name is used with a malicious intent. 3. Proofs of lawful rights and interests related to the domain name The plaintiff is considered as having lawful rights and interests related to the domain name if he/she/it satisfies one of the following conditions: 3.1. The plaintiff has used or has proof evidencing that he/she/it is going to use this domain name or a mark corresponding to this domain name concerning the actual supply of products and goods or the provision of services before the dispute arises; or 3.2. The plaintiff is known to the public for this domain name though he/she/it does not have rights to the trade mark or service mark; or 3.3. The plaintiff is lawfully using this domain name in non-commercial activities, legitimately using this domain name for non-commercial purposes or this domain name causes public misunderstanding or confusion, affecting the plaintiff's trade name, trademark or service mark. 3.4. The plaintiff has another proof evidencing the lawfulness. III. FORMS OF SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES OVER DOMAIN NAMES 1. Forms of settlement of disputes over domain names A dispute over a domain name shall, depending on the option of the disputing parties, be settled in one of the following forms: 1.1. Through negotiations or conciliation. 1.2. Through arbitration. 1.3. Initiation of a lawsuit at court. 2. Settlement of disputes over domain names through negotiation or conciliation 2.1. The disputing parties may conduct the conciliation before or during the procedural process. The procedures for conciliation before or during the procedural process comply with legal provisions. 2.2. In case the disputing parties can reach agreement on the settlement of their dispute, they shall make a written record on successful conciliation in accordance with law and send it to the relevant domain name ".vn" registry or the VNNIC for serving as a basis for the disposal of the disputed domain name. 3. Settlement of disputes over domain names through arbitration Disputing parties may resort to arbitration for settlement of their dispute over a domain name arising in commercial activities. Procedures for settlement of disputes over domain names arising in commercial activities at an arbitration center comply with legal provisions. 4. Settlement of disputes over domain names at courts Disputing parties may request a competent people's court to settle their dispute over a domain name arising in civil relations and commercial activities. Procedures for settlement of disputes over domain names arising in civil relations or commercial activities at people's courts comply with legal provisions. 5. Settlement of several disputes over domain names The plaintiff and the defendant may request the settlement of one or several disputed domain names. The concurrent settlement of requests of the plaintiff or the defendant must comply with legal provisions. IV. DISPOSAL OF DISPUTED DOMAIN NAMES 1. Responsibilities of the domain name ".vn" registries and the VNNIC In the process of dispute settlement, the domain name ".vn" registry or the VNNIC shall supply information relating to the registration and use of the disputed domain name at the request of the court or arbitration organization or perform other tasks in accordance with law. 2. Disposal of disputed domain names 2.1. The domain name ".vn" registry and the VNNIC shall base itself on the successful conciliation record of the disputing parties; effective arbitral award; or effective court judgment or ruling to: a/ Revoke the domain name arid give priority to the plaintiff in registering the use of this domain name or maintain the current status of the domain name; b/ Implement other decisions related to the revocation, suspension or termed retention of the disputed domain name. 2.2. In the course of dispute settlement, the disputed domain name must be kept intact and may not be returned, revoked or transferred to another domain name "'.vn'" registry or another organization or individual. 2.3. When the successful conciliation record; effective arbitral award; or effective court judgment or ruling clearly states that the plaintiff is allowed to register the use of the revoked disputed domain name, the plaintiff will be given priority in making registration within 10 consecutive days after the effective date of such document. Past this time limit, the domain name will be released for free registration. V. ORGANIZATION OF IMPLEMENTATION 1. This Circular takes effect 15 days after its publication in "CONG BAO." 2. Any problems arising in the course of implementation should be promptly reported to the Ministry of Information and Communication for consideration, supplementation and amendment. Minister of information and Communication LE DO AN HOP
.vn Glossary of Technical Terms

.INT
A top-level domain devoted solely to international treaty organizations that have independent legal personality. Such organizations are not governed by the laws of any specific country, rather by mutual agreement between multiple countries. IANA maintains the domain registry for this domain.

A record
The representation of an IPv4 address in the DNS system.

AAAA record
The representation of an IPv6 address in the DNS system.

Administrative contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Administrative contact is intended to represent the Registrant(owner) of the domain, in any non-technical matters, regarding the management of the domain. Certain extensions require Administrative contact to confirm requests and accept notices about the domain name.

A-label
The ASCII-compatible encoded (ACE) representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is transmitted internally within the DNS protocol. A-labels always commence the with the prefix "xn--". Contrast with U-label.

ARPA
Originally a reference to the US Government agency that managed some of the Internet’s initial development, now a top-level domain used solely for machine-readable use by computers for certain protocols — such as for reverse IP address lookups, and ENUM. The domain is not designed for general registrations. IANA manages ARPA in conjunction with the Internet Architecture Board.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
The standard for transmitting English (or "Latin") letters over the Internet. DNS was originally limited to only Latin characters because it uses ASCII as its encoding format, although this has been expanded using Internationalized Domain Names(IDN) for Applications.

Authoritative Name Server
A domain name server configured to host the official record of the contents of a DNS zone. Each Vietnamese .vn domain name must have a set of these so computers on the Internet can find out the contents of that domain. The set of authoritative name servers for any given domain must be configured as NS records in the parent domain.

Automatic Renewal
The service of automatic renewal allows the customers the convenience of automatic billing for the services ordered through the domain registrar. If the automatic renewal is selected, customer's credit card will be automatically charged for the service, which will avoid the interruption in service.

Billing Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Billing contact is responsible for the payment of the domain, and is usually assigned to the registrar managing the domain.

Caching Resolver
The combination of a recursive name server and a caching name server.

Cloaking Forwarding
Domains can be forwarded to another URL by using a forwarding service. Cloaking forwarding differs from Apache 301 forwarding by showing the content of the URL being forwarded to, however the URL bar displays the original domain name.

CNAME Record
A CNAME record is an abbreviation for Canonical Name record and is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the "canonical" domain. CNAME has a very specific syntax rule. CNAME can only be set up for the unique subdomain, meaning that it cannot be set up for any subdomain, which has already been set up for the domain. Thus CNAME is most commonly set up for WWW subdomain.

Country-code top-level domain (ccTLD)
A Class of Top Level Domains, generally assigned or reserved by a country, sovereign state, or territory. IANA is the organization, responsible for the ccTLD assignments. Since 2010 there 2 types of ccTLDs: 2 letter ASCII characters TLDs and IDN TLDs, which consist of the native language characters. Each country/territory is able to implement certain restrictions and requirements on the ccTLD assigned to them.

Cross-Registry Information Service Protocol (CRISP)
The name of the working group at the IETF that developed the Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS), a next-generation WHOIS protocol replacement.

Delegation
Any transfer of responsibility to another entity. In the domain name system, one name server can provide pointers to more useful name servers for a given request by returning NS records. On an administrative level, sub-domains are delegated to other entities. IANA also delegates IP address blocks to regional Internet registries.

Deletion
Deletion of the domain results in the domain record being removed from the registry's database. Domain deletion procedure and availability differs depending on each of the TLD's policy. Certain extensions require additional payment to delete a domain name.

DNS zone
A section of the Domain Name System name space. By default, the Root Zone contains all domain names, however in practice sections of this are delegated into smaller zones in a hierarchical fashion. For example, the .com zone would refer to the portion of the DNS delegated that ends in .com.

DNSSEC
A technology that can be added to the Domain Name System to verify the authenticity of its data. The works by adding verifiable chains of trust that can be validated to the domain name system.

Domain lock
In order to prevent unwanted changed to the domain names, customers have an ability to change the locks on their domain names. The domain lock availability depends on individual TLD, and includes clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited, clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited.

Domain Name
A unique identifier with a set of properties attached to it so that computers can perform conversions. A typical domain name is "icann.org". Most commonly the property attached is an IP address, like "208.77.188.103", so that computers can convert the domain name into an IP address. However the DNS is used for many other purposes. The domain name may also be a delegation, which transfers responsibility of all sub-domains within that domain to another entity. domain name label a constituent part of a domain name. The labels of domain names are connected by dots. For example, "www.iana.org" contains three labels — "www", "iana" and "org". For internationalized domain names, the labels may be referred to as A-labels and U-labels.

Domain Name Registrar
An entity offering domain name registration services, as an agent between registrants and registries. Usually multiple registrars exist who compete with each other, and are accredited. For most generic top-level domains, domain name registrars are accredited by ICANN.

Domain Name Registry
A registry tasked with managing the contents of a DNS zone, by giving registrations of sub-domains to registrants.

Domain Name Server
A general term for a computer hardware or software server, which answers requests to convert domain names into something else. These can be subdivided into authoritative name servers, which store the database for a particular DNS zone; as well as recursive name servers and caching name servers.

Domain Name System (DNS)
The global hierarchical system of domain names. A global distributed database contains the information to perform the domain name conversations, and the most central part of that database, known as the root zone is coordinated by IANA.

Dot or “."
Common way of referring to a specific top-level domain. Dot generally precedes the Top Level domain, such as dot com is written down as “.vn”.

Expiration date
The expiration date determines when the domain registration period ends. In order to avoid downtime for the domain, renewal of the domain at least two weeks before expiration date is strongly encouraged. After the expiration date passes, some registries maintain the record of the domain name under the same owner, however the DNS services are put on hold.

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
A protocol used for electronic communication between a registrar and a registry for provisioning domain names.

Extension
Refers to the last portion of the domain name, located after the dot. Domain extension helps determine the registry, to which domain pertains, and allows to accurately classify the domain name.

First Come, First Served (FCFS)
Multiple applications for the same domain name are not accepted. The domain will be awarded to the first registrar who submits a registration request.

FTP
File Transfer Protocol does exactly what it says. The standard network protocol allows the transfer of files from one host to another. There are many FTP clients(programs) available, which allow you to connect to your host and transfer your completed content to your hosting provider's space.

Fully-Qualified Domain Mame (FQDN)
A complete domain name including all its components, i.e. "www.icann.org" as opposed to "www".

GAC Principles
A document, formally known as the Principles for the Delegation and Administration of ccTLDs. This document was developed by the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee and documents a set of principles agreed by governments on how ccTLDs should be delegated and run.

General Availability Phase
Domains are awarded on first come first serve basis, granted that the domains are available after the previous phases have concluded.

Generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
A class of top-level domains that are used for general purposes, where ICANN has a strong role in coordination (as opposed to country-code top-level domains, which are managed locally).

Glue Record
An explicit notation of the IP address of a name server, placed in a zone outside of the zone that would ordinarily contain that information. All name servers are in-bailiwick of the Root Zone, therefore glue records is required for all name servers listed there. Also referred to as just "glue".

Hints File
A file stored in DNS software (i.e. recursive name servers) that tells it where the DNS root servers are located.

Hostname
The name of a computer. Typically the left-most part of a fully-qualified domain name.

Http
HyperText Transfer Protocol serves as the cornerstone protocol for World Wide Web, which allows the transfer of data between clients and servers.

IANA
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

IANA Considerations
A component of RFCs that refer to any work required by IANA to maintain registries for a specific protocol.

IANA Contract
The contract between ICANN and the US Government that governs how various IANA functions are performed.

IANA Staff
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

ICANN
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) is responsible responsible for the coordination of maintenance and methodology of several databases of unique identifiers related to the namespaces of the Internet, and ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.

Internal transfer
Internal transfer refers to a transfer of a domain name within the same registrar. This procedure may be simpler, than starting a domain transfer, which involves 2 different registrars. The internal transfer is possible, after two parties involved in the internal transfer come to an agreement about the terms of the transfer.

Internationalized domain name (IDN)
Internet domain name, which allows the use of a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Cyrillic, and Chinese. Adoption of IDN domain names is a significant step towards including non-English speakers into the world of Internet. Internationalized domain name is stored in Domain Name System as ASCII strings, which are transcribed by the use of Punycode.

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
The oversight body of the IETF, responsible for overall strategic direction of Internet standardization efforts. The IAB works with ICANN on how the IANA protocol parameter registries should be managed. The IAB is an activity of the Internet Society, a non-profit organization.

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
A department of ICANN tasked with providing various Internet coordination functions, primarily those described in a contract between ICANN and the US Government. The functions relate to ensuring globally-unique protocol parameter assignment, including management of the root of the Domain Name System and IP Address Space. ICANN staff within this department is often referred to as "IANA Staff".

Internet Coordination Policy (ICP)
A series of documents created by ICANN between 1999 and 2000 describing management procedures.

Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)
The committee of area experts of the IETF’s areas of work, that acts as its board of management.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The key Internet standardization forum. The standards developed within the IETF are published as RFCs.

Internet Protocol (IP)
The fundamental protocol that is used to transmit information over the Internet. Data transmitted over the Internet is transmitted using the Internet Protocol, usually in conjunction with a more specialized protocol. Computers are uniquely identified on the Internet using an IP Address.

IP address
A unique identifier for a device on the Internet. The identifier is used to accurately route Internet traffic to that device. IP addresses must be unique on the global Internet.

IPv4
Internet Protocol version 4. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 32-bit IP addresses.

IPv6
Internet Protocol version 6. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 128-bit IP addresses.

Landrush Phase
This phase allows you a greater chance to obtain a domain name prior to General Availability, typically for an increased fee. The fee generally varies depending on how early you want to register. Priority is either first-come, first-served or will go to an auction cpr144449003101 if there are multiple applicants, depending on registry rules. A common fee structure that will be in use is the Early Access Program (EAP). Further details on a specific extensions landrush phase can be found under the landrush section for that a particular domain.

Mail exchange (mx) record
MX record determines which server the mail client will be retrieving the mail from. The MX records for individual domains can be set up in the DNS records section of the client's control panel.

New Generic Top Level Domain (New gTLD)
Starting on July 15th, 2013 ICANN has started process of delegating new Generic Top Level Domains, opening up new opportunities for the internet community. New extensions include popular categories like professional domains, IDNs, general interest domains, and brand domain names.

NS record
a type of record in a DNS zone that signifies part of that zone is delegated to a different set of authoritative name servers.

Parent domain
The domain above a domain in the DNS hierarchy. For all top-level domains, the Root Zone is the parent domain. The Root Zone has no parent domain as it is as the top of the hierarchy. Opposite of sub-domain.

Parking
Many of the registrars offer a free service of domain parking. This allows the customer to quickly register a domain name, and choose the hosting solution at a later date. Very often the registrar's parking DNS servers allow DNS record modification.

Pre-Registration
Paid pre-registration allows you to purchase the domain in the General Availability phase, and the domain will be submitted as soon as the General Availability phase opens.

Primary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Primary name server is responsible for storing information about the domain routing and making it available for requests.

PTR record
The representation of a IP address to domain name mapping in the DNS system.

Recursive Name Server
A domain name server configured to perform DNS lookups on behalf of other computers.

Redelegation
The transfer of a delegation from one entity to another. Most commonly used to refer to the redelegation process used for top-level domains.

Redelegation process
A special type of root zone change where there is a significant change involving the transfer of operations of a top-level domain to a new entity.

Redemption Grace Period
Redemption Grace Period(RGP) is a period after the expiration date, in which the domain still belongs to the same client, however the functionality is put on hold. The domain can usually be restored after paying for RGP fee. gTLDs often have a Renewal Period of 30 days before the Redemption Grace Period starts.

Regional Internet Registry (RIR)
A registry responsible for allocation of IP address resources within a particular region.

Registrant
See Registrant Contact

Registrant Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Registrant contact is the owner of the domain, and is the entity that holds right to use the particular domain name.

Registrar for .vn
An entity that can act on requests from a registrant in making changes in a registry. Usually the registrar is the same entity that operates a registry, although for domain names this role is often split to allow for competition between multiple registrars who offer different levels of support.

Registry Vietnam .vn
The authoritative record of registrations for a particular set of data. Most often used to refer to domain name registry, but all protocol parameters that IANA maintains are also registries.

Registry Operator for .vn Vietnam
The entity that runs a registry.

Reverse IP
A method of translating an IP address into a domain name, so-called as it is the opposite of a typical lookup that converts a domain name to an IP address.

RFCs
A series of Internet engineering documents describing Internet standards, as well as discussion papers, informational memorandums and best practices. Internet standards that are published in an RFC originate from the IETF. The RFC series is published by the RFC Editor.

Root
The highest level of the domain system.

Root Servers
The authoritative name servers for the Root Zone.

Root Zone
The top of the domain name system hierarchy. The root zone contains all of the delegations for top-level domains, as well as the list of root servers, and is managed by IANA.

Root Zone Management (RZM)
The management of the DNS Root Zone by IANA.

RZM Automation
A project to automate many aspects of the Root Zone Management function within IANA. Based on a software tool originally called "eIANA".

Secondary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Secondary server is responsible for copying information from the primary server. The original purpose of secondary server is to take over the requests, if the primary server is down. Some of the registries no longer put an emphasis on which server is primary or secondary, but many international registries still use the old standard.

Sponsoring organization
The entity acting as the trustee of a top-level domain on behalf of its designated community.

SSL
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographivc protocol, which is designed to provide communication security over internet. The data entered on the websites, using SSL, is encrypted, thus making it less susceptible to data theft.

Subdomain
In the domain hierarchy, or structure, subdomain is a domain, which is a part of a larger domain. For example, "www.icann.org" is a sub-domain of "icann.org", and "icann.org" is a sub-domain of "org". Subdomains can generally be setup through a DNS server management utility as A records or CNAME records.

Sunrise Phase
A phase in which holders of eligible trademarks have the opportunity to apply and register domain names that correspond to their trademarks. To participate in Sunrise for new gTLDs, trademark holders must validate their trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) first and must provide a valid Signed Mark Data (SMD) file for submission.

Technical Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Technical contact is intended to assist the Registrant(owner) contact in any queries that pertain to the technical aspects of managing the domain name.

Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)
The central database of verified trademarks that was created by ICANN to provide brand protection to trademark holders during ICANN’s new gTLD program. Its' a centralized database of verified trademarks, that is connected to each and every new Top Level Domain (TLD) that will launch.

Top-level domain (TLD)
The highest level of subdivisions with the domain name system. These domains, such as ".vn" and ".uk" are delegated from the DNS Root zone. They are generally divided into two distinct categories, generic top-level domains and country-code top-level domains.

Transfer
Most commonly, the term transfer refers to a inter-registrar transfer of registrations. The procedure of the tranfer will largely depend on the TLD, and is most commonly completed by requesting an authorization code from the current registrar and initiating the transfer at another registrar.

Trust anchor
A known good cryptographic certificate that can be used to validate a chain of trust. Trust anchor repository (TAR) Any repository of public keys that can be used as trust anchors for validating chains of trust. See Interim Trust Anchor Repository (ITAR) for one such repository for top-level domain operators using DNSSEC.

Trustee
An entity entrusted with the operations of an Internet resource for the benefit of the wider community. In IANA circles, usually in reference to the sponsoring organization of a top-level domain.

U-label
The Unicode representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is shown to the end-user. Contrast with A-label.

Unicode
A standard describing a repertoire of characters used to represent most of the worlds languages in written form. Unicode is the basis for internationalized domain names.

Uniform resource locator (URL)
Uniform Resource Locator(URL), commonly known as web address, is an address to a resource on the internet. The URL consists of two components: Protocol Identifier(i.e. http, https) and the Resource name(i.e. icann.org)

Unsponsored top-level domain
A sub-classification of generic top-level domain, where there is no formal community of interest. Unsponsored top-level domains(.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.) are administered according to the policies and processes established by ICANN.

URL Forwarding
URL Forwarding or URL redirection refers to the most common type of forwarding offered by domain registrars. Forwarding occurs when all pages from one domain are redirected to another domain.

UTF-8
A standard used for transmitting Unicode characters.

Variant
In the context of internationalized domain names, an alternative domain name that can be registered, or mean the same thing, because some of its characters can be registered in multiple different ways due to the way the language works. Depending on registry policy, variants may be registered together in one block called a variant bundle. For example, "internationalise" and "internationalize" may be considered variants in English.

Variant bundle
A collection of multiple domain names that are grouped together because some of the characters are considered variants of the others.

Variant table
A type of IDN table that describes the variants for a particular language or script. For example, a variant table may map Simplified Chinese characters to Traditional Chinese characters for the purpose of constructing a variant bundle.

Web host (Hosting Provider)
Web host is a type of an Internet service, which allows users to host content and/or email services by providing hosting space. Most often the hosting providers include control panels and tools for building a website and maintaining mail records.

WHOIS
A simple plain text-based protocol for looking up registration data within a registry. Typically used for domain name registries and IP address registries to find out who has registered a particular resource. (Usage note: not "Whois" or "whois")

WHOIS database
Used to refer to parts of a registry’s database that are made public using the WHOIS protocol, or via similar mechanisms using other protocols (such as web pages, or IRIS). Most commonly used to refer to a domain name registry’s public database.

WHOIS gateway
An interface, usually a web-based form, that will perform a look-up to a WHOIS server. This allows one to find WHOIS information without needing a specialized computer program that speaks the WHOIS protocol.

WHOIS server
A system running on port number 43 that accepts queries using the WHOIS protocol.

Wire format
The format of data when it is transmitted over the Internet (i.e. "over the wire"). For example, an A-label is the wire format of an internationalized domain name; and UTF-8 is a possible wire format of Unicode.

XML
A machine-readable file format for storing structured data. Used to represent web pages (in a subset called HTML) etc. Used by IANA for storing protocol parameter registries.

Zone (DNS Records)
The zone file, also know as the DNS records is a vital component of DNS system, which contains various DNS records, which point to the location of content and email servers for each individual domain. Editing zone is made possible in the client's control panel.

Signed Mark Data (SMD)
A Signed Mark Data (SMD) is file that will allow you to register domain names during the sunrise period of new gTLD’s and request other services. It validates that you trademark has been verified within the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

Trademark Claims
The trademark claims period extends for 90 days after the close of the Sunrise period. During the Claims period, anyone attempting to register a domain name matching a trademark that is recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse will receive a notification displaying the relevant mark information. If the notified party goes and ahead and registers the domain name the Trademark Clearinghouse will send a notice to those trademark holders with matching records in the Clearinghouse, informing them that someone has registered the domain name.