Chinese ‘.hk’ Domain Name

Q1: How can I register ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name?
Q2: Why do I have a package of Chinese Domain Name for every registration?
Q3: What is Chinese Domain Name?
Q4: How to handle dispute resolution for .hk Chinese Domain Name?
Q5: If my customer have not installed plug-in, will they be able to visit my website with .hk Chinese Domain Name?
Q6: Can I call upon VeriSign Inc. when I get problem in installing iNav?
Q7: How does your Chinese Domain Name Variant Table establish?
Q8: When ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name is available for registration?
Q9: What is the fee for ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name?
Q10: Do all the Chinese Characters that can be used in computer system can be registered as ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name?

Q1: How can I register ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name?

A: You, or your agent, shall complete a simple online registration process at our websitewww.hkdnr.hk. Besides, if the internet browser you are using cannot support International Domain Name (usually Netscape, Fire Fox, Opera, Mozilla, Internet Explorer 7 etc. support International Domain Name), you have to install plug-in software in order to visit website of Chinese Domain Name. We provide on our website, a free plug-in installer, iNav from VeriSign Inc. for your download. After online registration, you can set up your name server with our set up manual. Under normal circumstances If it is not under special arrangement, domain name will be available for use the next day after we receive required document and payment from you.

 

Q2: Why do I have a package of Chinese Domain Name for every registration?

A: Every Chinese Domain character consists of its equivalent traditional, simplified or other variant form (although there are characters having traditional form and simplified form to be the same). The domain name package derived is according to the Chinese Domain Name Variant Table. We will usually activate the domain name that was its full traditional and full simplified form together with the form that applied during registration. Those other combination may not be activated by us.

 

Q3: What is Chinese Domain Name?

A: Chinese Domain Name means domain name which contain at least one or more Chinese characters, may contain one or more uppercase or lowercase English letters, numbers or hypens. Hyphens cannot exist at the beginning and end of the domain and not in the third and fourth character positions. The domain shall not be more than 15 Chinese characters, letters or numbers in total length excluding the .hk extension.

 

Q4: How to handle dispute resolution for .hk Chinese Domain Name?

A: The same as that for ‘.hk’ English Domain Name, the dispute for ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name will be according to Dispute Resolution Policy. Currently complainant can raise dispute via Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

 

Q5: If my customer have not installed plug-in, will they be able to visit my website with .hk Chinese Domain Name?

A: If the Internet Broswer your customer is using can support International Domain Name (examples of this are Netscape, Fire Fox, Opera, Mozilla or Internet Explorer 7 etc), your customer can visit your website. Whereas if the Internet Broswer your customer is using cannot support International Domain Name, you can invite them to our website to download VerisSign iNav software which is a free plug-in software. Your customer can also download plug-in using other channels as well.

 

Q6: Can I call upon VeriSign Inc. when I get problem in installing iNav?

A: Yes. You can click HERE to get help from VeriSign. If you want to upgrade your iNav (installed in our website) software in future days, you can get to our website to do the upgrade.

 

Q7: How does your Chinese Domain Name Variant Table establish?

A: Our Chinese Domain Name Variant Table is based on the combination of both CN and TW language table worked out in Chinese Domain Name Consortium. They are published in this website http://www.iana.org/assignments/idn/registered.htm.

 

Q8: When ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name is available for registration?

A: It’s now available.

 

Q9: What is the fee for ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name?

A: Please refer HERE for the charge of ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name.

 

Q10: Do all the Chinese Characters that can be used in computer system can be registered as ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name?

A: No. However most of the Chinese Characters that can be used in the computer system can be registered as ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Name. Some Hong Kong Characters may not be available for ‘.hk’ domain name registration. The availability of domain name for registration bases on the Chinese Domain Name Variant Table (combination of CD and TW Language Tables). You can refer to http://www.iana.org/assignments/idn/registered.htm for CN and TW Language Tables.

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Last Updated: 28 / 09 / 2006