HKIRC’s media statement on the Approval of the New Internationalized Country Code Top Level Domains (IDNccTLDs)

Media Statement
30 October, 2009


Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) welcomes ICANN’s approval of the new Internationalized Country Code Top Level Domains (IDNccTLDs) at its board meeting in Seoul today.

As a not-for-profit organisation undertaking the administration of ‘.hk’ in Hong Kong, we are committed to promoting the adoption of the Internet and the ‘.hk’ domain name by businesses and the community at large. Following the introduction of ‘.hk’ Chinese Domain Names in 2007, HKIRC is now proactively preparing the application process for ‘.香港’, with the dual aim of making this convenient for the local community and further promoting Hong Kong as a regional Internet hub in the Asia Pacific region.

The introduction of the localised ‘.香港’domain name will benefit local corporations, organisations and associations, helping them further tap into the vast business opportunities of the Chinese-speaking community in Greater China. At the same time, ‘.香港’ will sharpen our local identity and enhance the branding of Hong Kong.

About HKIRC
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) is a not-for-profit, non-statutory company limited by guarantee and designated by the Government of the HKSAR to undertake the administration of Internet domain names under the '.hk' country code top level domain. HKIRC provides registration services for the 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 to be introduced from time to time in Hong Kong.

Media Contacts:
HKIRC
Angela Kwok
Tel : 2319 3828
Fax : 2319 2626
Email : angela.kwok@hkdnr.hk

iPR communications
Annie Ho
Tel : 2131 8933
Fax : 2131 8955
Email : annieho@iprcomm.com.hk