Dot VN, Inc

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Type: Public
Industry: Internet and Telecommunications
Founded: 1998
Headquarters: 9449 Balboa Ave., Suite 114 San Diego CA, 92123
Country: USA
Key People
Mr. Thomas M. Johnson - Chairman and CEO

Mr. Lee P. Johnson, Pres., CTO, CFO, Director
Mr. Louis P. Huynh, General Counsel,Corporate Sec.,
Executive VP, Operations & Business Devt. Director

Dot VN, Inc. was co-founded by Mr. Thomas M. Johnson and Dr. Lee P. Johnson in 1998.[1] It is the principal domain registry for the .vn ccTLD of Vietnam. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hi-Tek Multimedia, Inc. which received a long-term contract from the Vietnamese government as the sole provider of Internet and telecommunications infrastructure solutions and services in the country.

Dot VN, Inc. is the only company given the authority by the Vietnam Network Information Center (VNNIC) to register and approve domain names submitted for registration by any entity. Its network is directly connected to the agency’s root server. VNNIC is under the Ministry of Information and Communication in Vietnam and it is responsible in managing, allocating, supervising and promoting the use of Internet domain names, addresses, autonomous system numbers, providing Internet-related guidance, statistics on Internet usage. It also represents the country in any Internet-related events and conferences.

In 2009, the Vietnamese government through VNNIC also granted Dot VN, Inc. the contract to market PPC parking pages, commercialize advertising around the world in the Internet and the exclusive rights to distribute and sell mobile data center solutions and multi-gigabit wireless applications in Vietnam and its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia.

At present, Dot VN. Inc. has 90 local resellers and more than 100 international resellers for the domain registry (.vn). Its main office is located in San Diego, California and it maintains offices in Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.


The company’s partners in providing internet and other technology solutions for Vietnam include E-Band Communications Corporation,[2] Elliptical Mobile Solutions,[3] LLC, Key-Systems GmbH,[4] NameDrive, LLC,[5] SaoBacDau Technologies Group [6] and VNNIC.[7]

Sevices and Solutions

The company provides the following services and Solutions which include:[8]


  • Domain Name Registration Services
  • Domain Parking Programs
  • Commercialization of .VN through Strategic Partnerships
  • Development and Management of Data Centers
  • Introduction of New Cutting Edge Wireless Technologies


  • Domain Registration
  • Domain Resellers
  • Wireless Virtual Fiber
  • Mobile Data Centers
  • Domain Parking
  • Application Program Interface
  • Internet Data Centers

Recent Developments

On February 28, 2011, Dot VN, Inc. received the approval of VNNIC to operate a new registration platform and manage the development of Vietnam’s native language internationalized domain name (IDN). The company also partnered with the German company Key-Systems GmbH, [9] to use its KSregistry System and provide registration and management to power the .vn IDN.