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  • CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL
  • CONFIDENTIAL Forward Looking Statements Except for the historical information presented, the matters disclosed in this presentation may include “forward-looking statements.” These statements represent the company's current judgment on the future and are subject to risk factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. To the extent that there are any statements that can be construed as forward looking, they should be considered in the context of all of our previous releases and federal filings. CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: This presentation shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. There shall be no sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification under securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
  • CONFIDENTIAL Stock Overview (8/2009 ) CONFIDENTIAL Trading Symbol DTVI Stock Price $0.42 Exchange OTC BB Outstanding Shares 27.8M Approx. Float 8.6M Market Cap. $11.5M Information as of August 5, 2009
    • Vietnam has a population of more than 86 million people with their economy growing over 6.5% per year.
    • Vietnam’s recent entry into the World Trade Organization, the liberalization of economic policies, and a median population age of less than 30, makes it an ideal market for foreign investment and a fertile environment for the growth of technologies.
    • Vietnam’s liberalization has put more pressure on the government and banks to modernize their current legal and banking infrastructure.
    • The number of Internet users in Vietnam has grown exponentially. In 2000, there were 430,000 Internet users. In 2008, there were 20,834,000 users, an increase of over 4,700 % in just 8 years.
    CONFIDENTIAL Background on Vietnam CONFIDENTIAL
  • Political Relationship
    • Dot VN’s relationship with the Vietnamese Government has spanned 3 different government administrations.
    • Presented with award in 2007 for Top Domain Registrar in Vietnam.
    • Presented with Foreign IT Company of the Year award in 2008.
    • Lee Johnson, CTO, won IT Person of the Year award in 2007 and 2008.
    • Dot VN entered into a partnership with the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) in March 2009 to develop a ‘Parking Page’ which will generate pay per click revenue.
    • The Vietnamese Government has provided Dot VN with two properties for long-term lease to build Data Centers. Each property is worth approximately $10 Million and was given to Dot VN for approx. $500,000.
  • Online Advertising Growth
    • According to Saigon GP Daily (April 22, 2009)
    • Spending on online advertising in Vietnam is expected to be US$45.4 million this year, 20 % up year on year.
    • Revenues from online advertisements are expected to rise to US$60 million by 2011, or a third higher than this year.
    • Prediction for online marketing to continue its dramatic expansion for the next few years despite the global economic gloom.
    • Reasons for Advertising Growth:
      • low cost for advertising
      • focus on a targeted group of customers and direct contact with clients
      • no space or time limits.
    • Source: Saigon GP Daily - - Technology and communications company EQ
  • Company Overview
    • Dot VN was founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Diego, California with offices in Hanoi and Danang, Vietnam with 27 employees.
    • Dot VN is the Exclusive Online Global Internet Registrar for the Vietnamese ccTLD (web extension) “.vn” with VNNIC (Vietnam Internet Network Information Center).
    • Dot VN provides a variety of domain name registration and website hosting services and will soon offer a broad array of hardware, software and communications services.
    • Dot VN has secured agreements with in-country local partners to develop a network of inter-connecting Internet Data Centers meeting rigorous Tier III redundancy standards throughout Vietnam.
    • Dot VN, through its strategic partnership with E-Band Communications Corporation, is looking to deploy virtual fiber technology in Vietnam, which the Company believes will revolutionize the broadband Internet and wireless sectors in Vietnam.
    • In July of 2009, Dot VN launched the first phase of the Company’s “.vn” domain registry monetization programs, and is generating immediate revenue. Domain registry monetization is the process whereby an Internet user who types in a domain name that does not exist is redirected to a landing page with sponsored results.
    CONFIDENTIAL
    • 1 - Infrastructure
      • Internet Data Centers
      • Wireless Networking Infrastructures (“virtual fiber”)
    • 2 - Applications
      • Domain Names and Native Language Domain Names
      • Vietnamese Search Engine
      • E-Government and Healthcare Applications
      • E-Commerce
      • VoIP
      • Video Conferencing
    • 3 - Content
      • Online Advertising
      • Music
      • IPTV
      • Distance Learning
    CONFIDENTIAL Concept – Multi-Faceted Technology Approach CONFIDENTIAL
    • Dot VN is the only company worldwide authorized by VNNIC (Vietnam Internet Network Information Center) to directly register and approve its country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) of “.vn” (Vietnam) online via the Internet.
    • Dot VN currently manages over 10,700 domain names.
    • Dot VN has a network of 190 resellers in over 25 countries.
    • Dot VN is working with its strategic partners to develop an Application Program Interface (API) to expand its resellers’ access network.
    • In June 2009, Dot VN entered into a strategic partnership with NameDrive, LLC, a leading global domain parking, Internet advertising and pay-per-click company to provide the technology and consulting services for Dot VN’s primary business lines—domain parking and domain registry monetization.
    • In July 2009, Dot VN launched the first phase of the Company’s “.vn” domain registry monetization programs, and is generating immediate revenue.
    CONFIDENTIAL Dot VN – Domain Registrar & Software Developer CONFIDENTIAL
    • .VN Domain Name Registrations
    CONFIDENTIAL .VN Domain Name Registrations .VN Domain Name Registrations
    • .VN Domain Name Registrations
    CONFIDENTIAL *Source: VNNIC
  • CONFIDENTIAL Revenue Overview (4/2009 ) CONFIDENTIAL Total Number of Domains Managed: 10,729 Average Growth for Past 2 years: 23.5% Retention Rate for Past 2 years: 86% Average Margin Per Domain Name $60 Net Revenue Forecast for FY 2009: $1.03M Net Revenue Increase over FY 2008: 8% Information as of April 30, 2009
  • Domain Parking Page
    • Dot VN has an agreement in place to serve as the exclusive entity to develop a parking page program for the Vietnamese ccTLD “.vn”. This parking page allows the visitor to register the domain name instantly via the Company’s online payment gateway.
    • The “.vn” parking program will feature sponsors advertising links on parking pages, often provided by notable companies such as eNom, Microsoft adCenter, Yahoo! Search Marketing and Google AdSense.
    • The “.vn” parking system will help establish several revenue producing programs such as domain monetization, domain wildcarding and the aftermarket.
    • The number of “.vn” domain registrations will increase based on the direct links from the parking page to Dot VN's registration portal.
    • “ .vn” domain parking will help establish a secondary market for “.vn” that will increase the value of the existing domain names and galvanize international interest in the ccTLD.
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • NameDrive, LLC Strategic Partnership
    • Dot VN has entered into a strategic partnership with NameDrive, LLC, a leading global domain parking, Internet advertising and pay-per-click company.
    • NameDrive is providing the technology and consulting services for Dot VN’s primary business lines—domain parking and domain registry monetization.
    • In the commercialization of the Domain Registry Monetization Programs, NameDrive is providing technical support, including business development, marketing and co-branding support to raise awareness of the Dot VN brand in Vietnam and worldwide.
    • In July 2009, Dot VN launched the first phase of the Company’s “.vn” domain registry monetization programs, and is generating immediate revenue.
  • About NameDrive, LLC
    • Founded in 2005, NameDrive, LLC operates as a platform for the implementation of monetization, brokerage, sale and development strategies for domain names.
    • Over 50,000 clients worldwide use their services to manage anywhere from 5 to
    • 500,000 domains.
    • NameDrive’s selection of more than 40 award-winning parking pages displays in 21 languages enabling domain owners to place targeted advertising links on empty domain names, ensuring maximum returns on incoming web traffic.
    • NameDrive works closely with ISP’s, Domain Registries, and corporations to develop their general internet strategies.
    • “ NameDrive is a very innovative, entrepreneurially driven organization that truly understands how to operate, market and maximize country code top level domains (ccTLD) online advertising value—a key factor for us in choosing them as our domain services partner as we expand in Vietnam. We look forward to this near term influx of revenue as we continue to become the leading Internet and telecommunications provider for Vietnam.” – Thomas Johnson, CEO of Dot VN
    • Internet data centers are facilities used to house mission critical computer systems and associated components for the purpose of handling the data necessary for its operations.
    • The centerpiece of Dot VN’s business expansion calls for the construction
    • of a series of commercial Internet data centers in Vietnam.
    • Dot VN’s IDCs will be able to support:
      • Mission Critical Business Applications
      • Data Storage and Backup Solutions
      • High-Speed Internet and Data Connectivity
      • High-Volume Data Transactions
    • Dot VN has secured agreements with in-country local partners to
    • develop a network of inter-connecting Internet data centers.
    • The Company is currently in the design phase to build and operate
    • two facilities meeting critical Tier III industry redundancy standards,
    • with ample power, fire suppression capabilities, bandwidth capacity
    • and backbone redundancy.
    CONFIDENTIAL Internet Data Center (IDC) Introduction CONFIDENTIAL
    • Managed Services are a full suite of products and services, beyond simple collocation, designed by Dot VN to meet both the current, and future IT needs of Clients backed by a guaranteed Service Level Agreement.
    • There are no true Tier III Internet data centers in Vietnam.
    • Dot VN’s existing competition is only selling data centers as infrastructure and do not offer turnkey services and consulting.
    • Dot VN will provide high value added, managed services, including:
      • Server, network and firewall management services
      • Administrative management
      • Monitoring and fault notification
      • OS and application data back up and restoration
    CONFIDENTIAL (IDC) Managed Services CONFIDENTIAL
    • Executed Development Agreement for the Domain Parking with VNNIC
    • In June 2009, Dot VN entered into a strategic partnership with NameDrive, LLC, a leading global domain parking, Internet advertising and pay-per-click company to provide the technology and consulting services for Dot VN’s primary business lines—domain parking and domain registry monetization.
    • In July 2009, Dot VN launched the first phase of the Company’s “.vn” domain registry monetization programs, and is generating immediate revenue.
    • Acquisition of 8,768 m 2 of land in Da Nang Industrial Park for development of a Data Center and 12 story office building
    • Opening of Fully Staffed Office in Da Nang City
    • Executed Exclusive Distribution Agreement with E-Band Communications Corporation for the Country of Vietnam with distribution rights in SE Asia
    • Successful test of E-Band in Hanoi with VNNIC and VDC
    CONFIDENTIAL Progress to Date CONFIDENTIAL
      • Vietnamese Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC):
      • A government agency belonging to the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) (previously known as the Ministry of Post and Telematics (MPT)
      • Responsible for Vietnam Internet Policy, managing, allocating, supervising, and promoting the use of Internet domain names and addresses in Vietnam
      • Manages the National Internet Exchanges, to which all local IXPs connect
      • Vietnam Data Communications Company (VDC):
      • A State-owned enterprise and subsidiary of Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, a State-owned enterprise (VNPT)
      • The largest ISP in Vietnam with an estimated 10,200,000 subscribers
    CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Local Strategic Partners
    • Assist in defining strategy for IDC development
    • Assist in operating and managing IDCs
    • Handle Government agencies and corporations
    • Directly involved in negotiating with local ISPs/IXPs
    • Ensure the company enjoys favorable pricing for land rental, utilities and bandwidth
    CONFIDENTIAL Benefits of Strategic Partners CONFIDENTIAL
  • CONFIDENTIAL Leading Bank in Vietnam Current Example: Leading Bank in Vietnam
    • Poor cable management
    • Not following International Telecommunications Infrastructure
    • Standards for Data Centers: ANSI TIA 942
    • Plastic tie wraps being used
    • Electrical power cables mixed with fiber and copper data cables
    • Cabinets on wheels
    • Fiber strapped to hinged door and cable plant exposed outside of cabinets
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • CONFIDENTIAL Dot VN Standard For Data Center Development CONFIDENTIAL
  • CONFIDENTIAL Technical Applications of Virtual Fiber
    • In the U.S., virtual fiber technology is being used today by leading companies, governments and telecommunications firms.
    • Dot VN, through its strategic partnership with E-Band Communications Corporation (“E-Band”), a leading provider of Virtual Fiber (wireless) technology is looking to deploy this technology in Vietnam, which the Company believes will revolutionize the broadband Internet and wireless sectors in the region.
    • Some Technical Applications Include :
    • Metropolitan Wireless Fiber Rings
    • Building-to-Building Broadband Connectivity
    • LAN Extensions
    • Telecommunication Extensions and Splices
    • Network Redundancy
    • Video Conferencing/Video Surveillance
    • Last Mile Access
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Internet, Television, Telephone Service
    • Mobile Cellular/Wireless Backhaul
  • CONFIDENTIAL Distance/Topology/Segments Dense Urban Urban Industrial Suburban Residential Suburban Rural 10 Gbps 1 Gbps 10 Mbps Short <1km Short/Medium 1-2km Medium 2-5 km Medium/Long >5 km Long >10 km 802.11 a/b/g/n Point to Point Microwave Fiber Optics E-band Wireless “Fiber” 4G: WiMax, LTE, UMB
    • 1/10 th cost of Fiber
    • Same cost as microwave with
    • 10x higher bandwidth
    E-Band Value Proposition
    • Point to Point
    • 71-86GHz
    • 1 to 10 Gbps
    • Licensed
    • Available Worldwide
    The Virtual Fiber Advantage FSO & 60GHz Radio
  • Advantages of E-Band Backhaul
    • Improves Quality of Service
      • “ Native GigE” – no “rate shaping”, no “data queuing” – full GigE over the air @1,250Mbps
    • Network Scalability
      • Cell Site capacity can be increased, additional sectors added without replacing Backhaul equipment
    • New Protected Architectures such as Ring or Mesh
      • Instead of PtP 1+1 GigE ring could be built for protection
    • Higher Network Flexibility & Better Coverage
      • Even in urban areas only a fraction of sites have fiber – typically poor network coverage on the “overlay” network
      • E-Band enables the provider to add new sites or upgrade existing “low-capacity” sites with GigE backhaul
    • Allows New Services and/or reach additional customers
      • Drop GigE capacity to Businesses that are nearby high-cap cell-site
      • Provide new applications such as IP TV or other Video applications
  • Who Needs GigE Bandwidth? Require Multiple Gigabits of IP Bandwidth WiMax & 4G Backhaul Fronthaul of Distributed Antennas / Radios Enterprise Interconnect / Last Mile Access Enterprises, Municipalities Government & DoD Telecom Service Providers Applications Customers Point-of-Presence Or Fiber Hotel Cell-phones / PDAs / etc. Cell-Tower Backhaul Local Loop for Data, Voice & Video WiFi Backhaul WiMAX Point-to-Point WiMAX Backhaul WiMAX Point-to-Multipoint POP / Network Point of Presence Fiber Optic Backbone
  • Competitive Advantage and Differentiators
    • Tier III Level Infrastructure - N+1 on the major infrastructure components
    • Implement International Standards From Design to Execution and Operation
    • Multiple Internet Data Centers Offering Back Up to One Another
    • Project Progress - First Mover Advantage
    • Cost Saving Technology
    • Strong Government and Business Relationships
    • Experienced Management and Advisors
    • Senior Operations Team Imported from U.S. to Train Local Staff to Fortune 100 Banking Standards
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • CONFIDENTIAL Market Drivers
    • Huge demand comes from:
      • The evolution of Internet-based, data-intensive products and services offered, including:
        • Online entertainment
        • Digital content, online database, e-newspaper, video streaming
        • E-commerce
      • Increasing customer need for data redundancy, recovery services which include:
        • 24/7 firewall protection
        • Secure and automated data back-up
        • System monitoring and failure detection
      • Government to use ICT for e-Government, e-Business and e-Society
        • All Government Ministries, Administrations at provincial and district levels
        • Secondary Schools
        • Digitize regulatory documents
        • Public Administrative Services and Information
    CONFIDENTIAL
    • Mr. Thomas M. Johnson: Chairman, CEO
      • Director of Manufacturing, Gen-Probe, Telios Pharmaceuticals and Chromagen
      • Advanced Technology Committee Member, San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau
      • Technology, Marketing Consultant for Secretary of Tourism, Government of Baja California, Mexico
      • 26+ years experience in software development and technology consultant
      • University of California, San Diego graduate
    • Mr. Lee P. Johnson: President, CTO, Director
      • Director of American Vietnamese Entrepreneur Association
      • Technical Advisory for Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco
      • Advisor to VNNIC with respect to Internet Policy and Development and Infrastructure Development.
      • Senior IBM Software Engineer
      • 20+ years experience in software development, network securities, web-enabled data management software
      • University of Saigon
    • Mr. Louis P. Huynh: General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Director
      • Attorney, The Otto Law Group, PLLC, Seattle, Washington
      • Extensive experience in corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and corporate litigation
      • University of Virginia School of Law graduate
    CONFIDENTIAL Dot VN Management Team CONFIDENTIAL
    • Exclusive Online Domain Name Registrar and top Selling &quot; .vn&quot; Registrar both domestically and worldwide
    • World-class Internet Data Centers (IDCs) in Hanoi and Danang will serve as the backbone of a wide range of products and services designed to meet Vietnam’s growing technology needs
    • Cutting edge wireless technology which utilizes an unoccupied radio frequency band
    • Unique Positioning with respect to E-Commerce and Banking Applications
    • Well Developed Government Relations
    • Strong Brand Recognition in Vietnam
    • Competitive advantage of “first to market”
    • Best of Breed Partners
    • Proven and Successful Business Models Localized for the Vietnamese Market
    Investment Summary CONFIDENTIAL
      • Thomas M. Johnson, Chairman & CEO
      • Dot VN, Inc.
      • Phone: 858-571-2007 x14
      • Email: [email_address]
      • Website: www.DotVN.com
      • Register your &quot;.vn&quot; domains at: www.dot.vn
    • Investor Relations:
    • Investor Awareness, Inc.
    • Tony Schor
    • Phone: 847-945-2222
    • [email_address]
    • Website: www.investorawareness.com
    CONFIDENTIAL Contact Information CONFIDENTIAL