HKIRC RECONVENED THE SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTED THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2008

Hong Kong, December 15, 2008 - Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) announced the successful completion of its Sixth Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of the Board of Directors for Year 2008 today.

The new Board consists of eight independent, non-executive directors, 4 appointed by the Government, 2 elected by the Demand Class and 2 elected by the Supply Class. There are six candidates standing for election for the Demand Class. As there are only two candidates for the Supply Class, both candidates were elected automatically.

Members can cast their votes by email and by post in advance, and can also vote on-site during AGM 2008. The election process was conducted in an open and orderly manner with the supervision of the Election Committee and external auditors. Newly appointed and elected Directors on the new Board of HKIRC for Year 2008 are as follows:

Appointed by the Government – 4 Directors

- Ms Susanna CHIU Lai-kuen
- Ms Stella LEE Wai-fun
- Mr John Estmond STRICKLAND, GBS, JP
- Dr Carlye TSUI Wai-ling, BBS, MBE, JP

Demand Class – 2 Directors (newly elected)

- Dr Robin Sarah BRADBEER
- Prof NG Kee Yin Joseph

Supply Class – 2 Directors

- Mr Ben LI Ming Pan (automatically elected)
- Mr YOUNG Wo Sang (automatically elected)

The new Board will continue to guide HKIRC and its subsidiary, Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited (HKDNR), to provide quality service in domain name registration to meet the needs of different sectors in the local community.

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About HKIRC and HKDNR
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) is a non-profit-making, non-statutory, member-based organization designated by the Government of the HKSAR to undertake the management and administration of the Internet domain names under the '.hk' country code top level domain. Established in 2001, HKIRC provides registration services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited (HKDNR).

About ‘.hk’
HKIRC’s key mandate is to provide top quality ‘.hk’ domain name registration services for the local as well as the global community, including various categories of English domain names ending with '.com.hk', '.org.hk', '.net.hk', '.edu.hk', '.gov.hk', '.idv.hk', '.hk' and Chinese domain names ending with '.公司.hk', '.組織.hk', '.網絡.hk', '.教育.hk', '.政府.hk', '.個人.hk', '.hk'; and other domains related to be introduced from time to time in Hong Kong.

Press Contact
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Email: marketing@hkdnr.hk