Chinese ‘.hk’ Domain Name and Mixture 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 websiteuatwww.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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

A: It’s now available.

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

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

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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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Q11: How can I register .香港Mixture Domain name?

A: You can simply register an English domain name at our website www.hkdnr.hk . Mixture domain name will be bundled free of charge and activated after we receive required document and payment from you.

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Q12: How to claim bundle Mixture domain name for an active English domain name?

A: For new domain registration (if not claimed while register) & existing domain name,
1) You may sign in our website www.hkdnr.hk at “User Login” with English domain name and account password.
2) After logging into the registrant panel, please click on “Get a free domain with your .hk/.香港 under “My Domain”.
3) At the page of “Claim Domain”, please input selected “Mixture Domain Name” at the text box and then click on “Submit”.

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Q13: If I own both Mixture and English active domain names, how can I separate their bundle relationship (i.e., unbundle domains)?

A:
1) You may sign in our website www.hkdnr.hk at “User Login” with English domain name and account password.
2) After logging into the registrant panel, please submit “Unbundle domain” under “My Domain”.
3) At the page of unbundle domain name, please input Mixture Domain name at the text box and then tick the box after reading HKDNR Registration Agreement, other Provisions and HKIRC Published Policies.
4) Click on “Next”.
5) Selecting contract year for the Mixture domain name and then click on “unbundle”.
6) Unbundle transaction is now created.
7) You may now click on “Online Payment” to proceed payment for the separated Mixture domain name.

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Q14: How can I delete a registered Mixture domain name (i.e., Deletion of bundled domain)?

A:
1) You may sign in our website www.hkdnr.hk at “User Login” with domain name and account password.
2) After logging into the registrant panel, please submit delete domain name application under “My Domain” for the unwanted domain name.
3) At the page of delete domain, please input the unwanted domain name at the text box and then click on “Next”.
4) At the confirmation page of delete domain, please click on “Confirm” once information confirmed.
5) Deletion transaction will be created with an effective date. Mixture domain name will be unbundled at the effective date of deletion too.
6) The MIXTURE domain name will be released to the public for open registration after 67 days of its deletion period.

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Q15: What are the restrictions to get Mixture Domain Name?

A:
1) The domain shall not be more than 15 Chinese characters, English characters, letters or numbers in total length excluding the .香港 extension.
2) Hyphens cannot exist at the beginning and end of the domain.
3) Any characters in English or Chinese for .香港extension are allowed to create Mixture domain name.
4) Mixture domain name cannot combine with symbol and punctuation.
5) Reserved names for Mixture Domain Name are not available for registration.

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Q16: Can I claim the Mixture domain if my English domain is not purchased in HKDNR?

A: You may claim the Mixture domain with our Service Partners or Registrars if your English domain purchased with them.

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Q17: How to claim the Mixture domain if my English domain is not purchased in HKDNR?

A:If you had bought your English domain with HKDNR Service Partner, please contact them here and they will claim the Mixture domain for you in HKDNR’s system. If you had bought your English domain with our accredited Registrar, please contact them here and they will claim the Mixture domain for you in their system.

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Should there be further queries, please contact us at +852 23191313 or email to enquiry@hkdnr.hk. Thank you.

Last Updated: 28 / 09 / 2006