(Ping! ZIne Web Hosting Magazine) – Dot VN, Inc., an Internet and Telecommunications Company and the exclusive online global domain name registrar for the Country of Vietnam, announced today that it, along with the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (“VNNIC”) and Key-Systems, GmbH (“Key-Systems”) will host a launch event celebrating the opening of general registrations of Vietnam’s native language internationalized domain name (“Vietnamese IDN”) on April 28, 2011.
The ceremony, hosted at VNNIC’s headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam, marks both the launch of the Vietnamese IDN and the 11 year anniversary of the founding of VNNIC and will feature key note addresses from VNNIC, Key-Systems and Dot VN, with additional guests from the government, local partners and resellers and the Vietnamese national media.
Additionally, the April 28th event will mark the beginning of open registrations for the newly rebranded Vietnamese IDNs. Registrations of the Vietnamese IDN will be available through Key-Systems worldwide and domestically at www.ten.vn.
“The launch of the Vietnamese language Internet signifies Vietnam’s transition to a more mature online society,” said Dot VN CEO Thomas Johnson. “Moreover, the Vietnamese IDN will allow the over 89 million people in Vietnam and the estimated 3.7 million overseas Vietnamese, both existing internet users as well as potential Internet users deterred by the language barrier, their chance to claim their own piece of the internet in their native language.”
Historically, Vietnam’s Internet growth has proven to be incredibly strong as evidenced by the exponential increase in the number of Internet users in Vietnam. In 2000, there were 430,000 Internet users.
VNNIC’s most recent statistics as of December 2010 show that there over 26.7 million Internet users, an increase of over 6,100 percent in just ten years. Indeed, Vietnam’s remarkable growth has propelled it into the top 20 Countries in terms of Internet usage trailing only slightly behind Canada according to a recent report by Pingdom, a U.S. based website monitoring service.
“The relaunch of the Vietnamese IDN has been a truly massive undertaking,” said Dot VN President Lee Johnson. “However, with the support of VNNIC and Key-System’s cutting edge KSregistry system we believe that the impending launch of the Vietnamese IDN will spark a new explosion in the use and reach of the Vietnamese Internet.”
The Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (“VNNIC”) (www.vnnic.net.vn) is an agency of the Ministry of Information and Communication (“MIC”) of Vietnam. VNNIC was founded on April 28, 2000, and carries out the functions of managing, allocating, supervising and promoting the use of Internet domain names, addresses, autonomous system numbers in Vietnam, providing Internet-related guidance, statistics on Internet usage, and representing Vietnam at Internet related events.
Key-Systems (www.key-systems.net/?lang=en) is one of the leading European companies for the distribution and management of domains (Internet addresses). Key-Systems administers more than 3 million Internet addresses for more than 70,000 retail and corporate customers and 1,700 resellers from more than 200 countries. Through the three portals domaindiscount24.com, RRPproxy.net and BrandShelter.com, Key-Systems offers more than 280 top-level and second-level domain extensions for fully-automated registrations, among them country-code extensions like .DE (Germany), .IN (India) or .COM.BR (Brazil) as well as generic extensions like .COM, .NET and .ORG. With KSregistry, companies and organizations benefit from Key-Systems’ conceptual and technical know-how when realizing and operating their top-level domain such as .BRAND or .COMPANY. The modern Tier III SkyWay Data Center, located at the Key-Systems headquarters in St. Ingbert (Germany), supplies worldwide companies and individuals with multi-purpose IT and telecommunication services.