The office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) would like to confirm that Neustar has taken over as the Registry Operator of Vanuatu’s .vu country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD).

With extensive experience of ccTLD registry operations both large and small, Neustar Vanuatu Limited (Neustar) is poised to bring further growth to the namespace through active promotion and increased retail competition, as well as providing significantly improved Domain Name System (DNS) security, stability and integrity of the .vu domain zone.

TRBR has the function to determine the wholesale fee to be charged by the Registry Operator to Registrars for the registration of .vu ccTLD - under the ‘Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Act No. 30 of 2009 and the ‘Vanuatu domain Name Management and Administration Regulations Order No. 206 of 2016’.

TRBR also confirms that there may be some retail price changes for the registration of .vu ccTLD domain and renewals, since the removal of the legacy vertically integrated Registry and Registrar environment, and after the introduction of the new competitive commercial market place.

With this new development, Neustar will help to make .vu the preferred online identity for Vanuatu businesses and organisations. Their investment of a new DNS node in Vanuatu will enhance domain resolution speeds for internet users in-country and also the speed of global users visiting Vanuatu websites.

Neustar’s goal is to provide the technical, marketing and identity foundations to support local investment, capability, and capacity in e-commerce and internet technologies.

In August 2019, TRBR appointed Neustar Vanuatu Limited (Neustar) as the new Registry and DNS services provider for the .vu ccTLD. However, Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL) will continue as a Registrar for .vu domain names, and other new Registrars will be introduced as well to increase competition in the retail market.