On 15th July 2013, The Prime Minister promulgated the Decree 72/2013/NĐ-CP providing the guidance on the management, provision and use of Internet services and online information:
Article 14. Domain name “.vn” resgistrars
1. “.vn” domain registrars are enterprises that provide “.vn” domain name registration and maintenance services.
2. A “.vn” domain registrar may provide services when fully meeting the following conditions:
a/ Being an enterprise established in accordance with Vietnamese law, or an overseas organization signing a contract with an accredited registrar of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN);
b/ Having registered the business of providing domain name registration services;
c/ Having sufficient personnel and technical capacity for providing domain name registration and maintenance services;
d/ Having signed a contract with Vietnam Internet Network Information Center to become a “.vn” domain registrar.
3. A “.vn” domain registrar has the following rights and obligations:
a/ To organize the registration and maintenance of domain names in accordance with law;
b/ To sufficiently and accurately store information about the organizations and individuals that have registered domain names according to regulations of the Ministry of Information and Communications;
c/ To establish a system of DNS servers and a technical system for service provision and take measures for ensuring safety for domain names and domain name data of organizations and individuals;
d/ To be provided with guidance and information on domain name registration; to be subject to the supervision and inspection by the Ministry of Information and Communications;
dd/ To refuse to provide services to organizations and individuals that fail to comply with the regulations on domain name registration;
e/ To suspend operation and revoke domain names at the request of competent state management agencies;
g/ To use primary DNS servers that use “.vn” domain names when providing services, for domestic “.vn” domain registrars;
h/ To formulate and publicize application forms, process and procedures for domain name registration according to regulations of the Ministry of Information and Communications;
i/ To report to, provide information and cooperate with competent state management agencies according to regulations.