Tailored ‘.hk’ Domain Name Categories for Various Community Sectors

Tailored ‘.hk’ Domain Name Categories for Various Community Sectors

.hk

Easy-to-remember domain name for any company, organization or person aged 11 or above (e.g. myname.hk)

.idv.hk

For Hong Kong ID cardholders aged 11 or above (e.g. myname.idv.hk)

.com.hk

For commercial entities with Business Registration Certificates OR Certificates of Registration of Overseas Company (e.g. mycompany.com.hk)

.net.hk

For entities managing network infrastructure, machines and services with PNETS (IVANS/ISP) licenses from OFTA (e.g. mycompany.net.hk)

.edu.hk

For educational organizations with Certificates of Registration of School OR other approved institutions of the same nature (e.g. myorganization.edu.hk)

.org.hk

For non-profit-making organizations registered with the Companies Registry OR with Certificates of Registration of Society OR other relevant documentary proofs (e.g. myorganization.org.hk)

.gov.hk

For bureaux and departments of the HKSAR Government (e.g. department.gov.hk)

 

 

Benefits of Using ‘.hk’ Domain Names

 

Professional Image

Enhance your organization image (e.g. mycompany.hk) and credibility, and your communication channels with your clients / associates.

Unique Identification

Distinguish your Hong Kong origin. Preserve and protect your identity and/or brand online.

Efficient Local Support

High standard local customer service in Hong Kong.

Secure Administrator

HKIRC is endorsed by the HKSAR Government.

Eligibility & Required Documents

Eligibility & Required Documents for Different Categories of .hk and .香港 Domain Name

Domain Category
Eligible Applicant
Examples of Document
Domain Category
.hk / .香港
Eligible Applicant
Local or overseas individuals or entities
Examples of Document
  • Any one of the required documents for third level .hk domain names below (i.e. .com.hk / .公司. 香港, .org.hk / .組織. 香港, .edu.hk / .教育.香港, .net.hk / .網絡.香港, .gov.hk / .政府.香港, and .idv.hk / .個人.香港domain names)
Domain Category
.com.hk / .公司.香港
Eligible Applicant
Commercial entities registered in HKSAR
Examples of Document
  • A copy of the Business Registration Certificate (BR) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of HKSARG not registered as a Branch, i.e. name of the organisation shall be that of the head office, not a branch office, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of Overseas Company issued by the Company Registry (CR) of HKSARG, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of Non-Hong Kong Company issued by the Company Registry (CR) of HKSARG, or
  • Other documentary proof required for the application of .org.hk, .edu.hk, .net.hk or .gov.hk with a letter stating the reason of selecting .com.hk.
Domain Category
.org.hk / .組織.香港
Eligible Applicant
Registered or approved not-for-profit organisations in HKSARG
Examples of Document
  • A copy of the tax exemption letter issued by Inland Revenue Department (IRD) that shows your organisation is a charity or not-for-profit organisation (under Section 88 or 87), or
  • A copy of the Certificate of a Society issued by the Hong Kong Police plus a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association (or the Articles of Association under the New Company Ordinance with effect from 3 Mar 2014) showing no dividend per share to shareholders, or
  • A copy of the proof showing an exemption from Registration of a Society issued by Hong Kong Police plus a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association (or the Articles of Association under the New Company Ordinance with effect from 3 Mar 2014) showing no dividend per share to shareholders, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration for trade unions or other unions, or
  • A copy of Certificate of Registration of Owners’ Corporation under Building Management Ordinance, or
  • A copy of Registration of a Hospital / Nursing Home (under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance), or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre and a letter issued by the applicant declaring the centre is of not-for-profit nature, or
  • Application letter issued by a Government Department of the HKSAR, or
  • Gazatte / Ordinance mentioned the establishment of your organisation together with an application letter issued by your organisation if you are a statutory body, or
  • A copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association (or the Articles of Association under the New Company Ordinance with effect from 3 Mar 2014) showing that no dividend per share to shareholders plus a copy of the Business Registration Certificate or Certificate of Incorporation, or
  • Other valid document proving the not-for-profit nature of your organisation.
Domain Category
.edu.hk / .教育.香港
Eligible Applicant
Registered schools, tertiary institutions and other approved educational institutions in Hong Kong
Examples of Document
  • A copy of the Certificate of a School issued by Education Bureau of HKSARG together with an application letter issued by your school, or
  • A copy of the Ordinance showing that your institute is established by law together with an application letter issued by your institute, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a course issued by Education Bureau of HKSARG, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre (for Nurseries Running Educare Services or Pre-Primary Curriculum for Children between 2 to 6 years old), or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Education (for Nurseries Running Educare Services or Pre-Primary Curriculum for Children between 2 to 6 years old)
  • A copy of the Certificate of Incorporated Management Committee of the school under Education Ordinance
Domain Category
.net.hk / .網絡.香港
Eligible Applicant
Entities managing network infrastructure, machines and services with a licence from the Office of the Communications Authority of the HKSARG
Examples of Document
  • A copy of the PNETS (IVANS / ISP) licence issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government of the HKSAR, or
  • A copy of the PNETS Fixed Telecommunication Network Services (FTNS) / Fixed Carrier Licence issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government of the HKSAR, or
  • A copy of the Services-Based Operator (“SBO”) Licence of a type of “Class 3” issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government of the HKSAR indicating that the licensee is managing network infrastructure, machines and services.
Domain Category
.gov.hk / .政府.香港
Eligible Applicant
Bureaux or Departments of the HKSARG
Examples of Document
  • Subject to the endorsement by the Office of Government Chief Information Officer
Domain Category
.idv.hk / .個人.香港
Eligible Applicant
Residents of HKSAR
Examples of Document
  • A copy of HKID card (can choose to show it at the registrar’s office) or other documentary proof of residency of HKSAR.(For the registration of .個人.香港, the domain name you selected shall be your legal name)

HKDNR may request more document as needed.

Types of Application /
Contract Period
Per Chinese-English Bundle
(for 2nd level domain name .hk & .香港)(HK$)
Per Chinese-English Bundle
(for 3rd level individual type domain name .idv.hk & .個人.香港)(HK$)
Per Chinese-English Bundle
(for 3rd level government type domain name .gov.hk & .政府.香港)(HK$)
Per Chinese-English Bundle
(for 3rd level organizational or educational type domain name .com.hk, .net.hk, .org.hk, .edu.hk, .公司.香港, .網絡.香港, .組織.香港, .教育.香港)(HK$)
Registration / Renewal / Unbundling of Domain Names :
– for 1-year contract
– for 2-year contract
– for 3-year contract
– for 5-year contract
$250
$500
$625
$1000
$150
$280
$380
$550
$125
$250
$375
$625
$200
$400
$500
$800
Transfer of Domain Name $500 + Renewal Fee $500 + Renewal Fee $500 + Renewal Fee $500 + Renewal Fee
Modification of Name Server No charge No charge $200(for domain names registered under the old agreement (HKNIC Registration Agreement Version 1.x or 2.xx)) $200(for domain names registered under the old agreement (HKNIC Registration Agreement Version 1.x or 2.xx))
Late Charge $200
(during blackout period)
$100
(during blackout period)
$125
(during blackout period)
$200
(during blackout period)
Bundling of Domain Names No charge No charge No charge
(Domain names registered under the old agreement are not entitled to bundling)
No charge
(Domain names registered under the old agreement are not entitled to bundling)
Other Special Services On request On request On request On request

 

Payments for successful requests are non-refundable. Please contact HKDNR for refund of payments for unsuccessful requests.

 

Note

The above fee schedule is for normal application. For special requests involving our additional work (e.g. vetting of eligibility for password application), special handling fee will be levied. The special handling fee will be billed separately.

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Reserved names for English Domain Name are categorised as follows:

Reserved names for Chinese Domain Name are categorised as follows:

Domain Names in the Reserved List are not available for registration. Reserved names are subject to change.

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