THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

Circular No. 24/2015/TT-BTTTT dated August 18, 2015 of the Ministry of Information and Communication prescribing the management and use of internet resources
Pursuant to the Law on Telecommunications dated November 23, 2009;
Pursuant to the Law on Information Technology dated June 29, 2006;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 132/2013/ND-CP dated October 16, 2013 on defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Information and Communications;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 72/2013/ND-CP dated July 15, 2013 on management, supply and use of Internet services and online information;
The Ministry of Information and Communications hereby introduces regulations on management and use of internet resources.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of adjustment and subject of application
This Circular shall provide regulations on management and use of Internet resources, including registration, distribution, allocation, use, return, temporary suspension, revocation and dispute resolution which apply to organizations or individuals participating in Vietnam's Internet activities.
Article 2. Interpretation of terms
In this Circular, terms shall be construed as follows:
1. ICANN refers to the abbreviated name of the organization responsible for managing international domain names and numbers, and being granted the authority to manage the global top-level domain name system.
2. VNNIC refers to the abbreviated name of Vietnam Internet Network Information Center, an affiliation to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
3. Domain name registrar refers to the organization rendering domain name registration and maintenance, including ".vn" domain registrars and international domain registrars in Vietnam.
4. Domain name refers to the name used for identifying the DNS server address formed from the set of alphabetical characters separated by a full stop “.”. Domain names shall be categorized into the followings:
a) The domain name formed from the set of ASCII characters and symbols (hereinafter referred to as ASCII domain name); 
b) The domain name formed from native alphabets of the traditional language in each country (hereinafter referred to as Internationalized domain name (IDN)). 
5. Top-level domain name refers to the last set of scripts and symbols in the global domain name syntax. Top-level domain names (TLD) shall be categorized into the followings:
a) The generic top-level domain name (gTLD) refers to domain names, such as ".com"; ".net"; ".edu"; ".org"; ".int"; ".biz"; ".info"; ".name"; ".pro"; ".aero"; ".museum"; ".coop", and other gTLDs;