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VNNIC urges oversight of int’l domains

Update: August, 26/2017 - 09:00
The management of international domain names must be enhance.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) urged that the management and oversight of websites using international domain names be strengthened to prevent violations.

Trần Minh Tân, VNNIC’s director, said at a conference on evaluating Internet information through domain name management, recently held in central Quảng Bình Province, that websites which were found to violate rules were mainly those using international domain names.

Tân urged provincial departments of Information and Communications to enhance management of published content on websites, especially those with international domain names, registered in their localities.

Updates about domain name registrations must also be regularly reported, according to VNNIC.

Recent statistics from the Ministry of Information and Communications revealed that some 90 per cent of websites found with violations used international domain names.

The ministry said any entity living and working in Việt Nam when connecting to the Internet using national domain name “.vn” or international domain names must comply with the Internet management regulations of Việt Nam.

At a conference in May, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tâm said the ministry would enhance management and inspection of the use of international domain names this year.

In addition, the ministry would revise relevant regulations for amendments to improve management and ensure healthy development of Internet information, he said.

VNNIC estimated that the number of international domain names registered in Việt Nam is now equivalent to national domain name “.vn”.

VNNIC said that some 70,900 “.vn” national domain names were registered in the first half of this year, bringing the total number of registered “.vn” domain names to more than 408,380.

“.vn” domain names grew at an average 10 per cent per year during the past four years, especially names “”, “” and “”. - VNS



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