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.hk
.hk
Introduced 1990
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Ltd.
Sponsor Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Ltd.
Intended use Entities connected with  Hong Kong
Actual use Popular in Hong Kong
Registration restrictions Second-level registrations open to all Generic '.hk' domain categories; Specific third-level registrations require identity documents depending on varying rules for each sector
Structure Registrations permitted at Generic category of '.hk' and at Specific third level
Documents Rules for .hk domains and subdomains
Dispute policies Dispute resolution policy
Website www.hkirc.hk/www.hkdnr.hk

.hk is the designated Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Hong Kong. The administration and assignment of '.hk' domain names are provided by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC), a non-profit making, non-statutory, member-based organisation designated by the Government of Hong Kong.

From its inception in 1990 until 2002, the domain was administered by the Joint University Computer Centre.[1] In 2002, through a "Memorandum of Understanding" with the Hong Kong government, HKIRC took over the administration of '.hk',[2] while the Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Corporation Limited (HKDNR), its wholly-owned subsidiary of HKIRC, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the registration service.[3]


'.hk' domain names can be registered at both the second and third level. The easy-to-remember Generic '.hk' domain names (e.g.www.myname.hk) and Specific third-level domain names for various community sectors.

Both English and Chinese characters are allowed. The following are the categories of third-level domains available. Each category has both an English and Chinese suffix to choose from:

.com.hk / 公司.hk - commercial entities
.edu.hk / 教育.hk - educational institutions
.gov.hk / 政府.hk - government departments
.idv.hk / 個人.hk - HKID cardholders aged 11 or above
.net.hk / 網絡.hk - network service providers
.org.hk / 組織.hk - non-profit organisations

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.hk
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Introduced 1990
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Ltd.// Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Ltd.
Intended use Entities connected with Template:Country data Hong Kong
Actual use Popular in Hong Kong
Registration restrictions Second-level registrations open to all Generic '.hk' domain categories; Specific third-level registrations require identity documents depending on varying rules for each sector
Documents Rules for .hk domains and subdomains
Dispute policies Dispute resolution policy
Website www.hkirc.hk

.hk is the designated Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Hong Kong. Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation (HKIRC) is the only organization endorsed by the Hong Kong Government to undertake the administration of 'hk' domain names. Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation (HKIRC) is a non-profit making, non-statutory, member-based corporation established in 2001.


From its inception in 1990 until 2002, the domain was administered by the Joint University Computer Centre.[1] In 2002, through a "Memorandum of Understanding" with the Hong Kong government, HKIRC took over the administration of 'hk',[2] while the Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Corporation Limited (HKDNR), its wholly-owned subsidiary of HKIRC, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the registration service [3] for Specific 'hk' Domain Names and Generic 'hk' Domain Name (e.g., www.myname.hk). 'hk' domain names can be registered at both the second and third level.

Both English and Chinese characters are allowed. The following are the categories of third-level domains available. Each category has both an English and Chinese suffix to choose from: Specific 'hk' domain names:

com.hk / 公司.hk - commercial entities
edu.hk / 教育.hk - educational institutions
gov.hk / 政府.hk - government departments
idv.hk / 個人.hk - HKID cardholders aged 11 or above
net.hk / 網絡.hk - network service providers
org.hk / 組織.hk - non-profit organisations

On June 25, 2010, ICANN approved the use of the internationalized country code top-level domain .香港 (hongkong in simplified Chinese characters and traditional Chinese characters) by CNNIC.[4] This TLD was added to the DNS in July 2010.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also HK, and hK

Translingual

Etymology

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Abbreviation

.hk

  1. The ccTLD for Hong Kong as assigned by the IANA.


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See also: Generic top-level domains







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