The number of “.vn” domain names in Việt Nam surpassed 500,000 domains. — Illustration photo
HÀ NỘI — The number of '.vn' domain names in Việt Nam surpassed 500,000 by October 31 this year, a report has showed.
The Việt Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) published the Việt Nam Internet Resources Report 2019 last week.
The '.vn' domain name is the national domain name with the largest number of registrations in Southeast Asia and in the top 10 in Asia-Pacific.
In terms of IP address, the number of IPv4 owned by Việt Nam reached 16,001,024 by the end of October, ranking second in Southeast Asia, eighth in Asia and 29th globally.
The domain name has played an important role in the development of the Vietnamese internet.
Regarding State management, '.vn' was a prerequisite for the use of information technology in the operation of State agencies, in particular, electronic information portals and online public services, said the report.
The rapid growth of the internet has led to the exhaustion of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addresses.
Việt Nam has implemented activities to promote and prepare for the transition to using the new generation Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), the upgraded version of IPv4, addresses, since 2008.
Aiming to ensure the stable operation of the internet in Việt Nam with IPv6 technology, the VNNIC has taken efforts in promoting IPv6 deployment.
As a result, IPv6 adoption rate in Việt Nam has increased, helping the country become one of the top best countries in the field of IPv6 deployment.
Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)’s statistics showed that the use of IPv6 for Việt Nam reaches approximately 40 per cent, ranking second in ASEAN and eighth globally with more than 21,000,000 IPv6 users by October.
The report was first introduced in 2012 and since has become an annual publication which provides statistics and development results of Internet resources in Việt Nam. — VNS