APTLD Members’ Meeting Hong Kong Inaugurated Today

Hong Kong, 17 February, 2011 – Hosted by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC), the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) Members’ Meeting Hong Kong is to be held 17-18 February, 2011, at Regus Hong Kong, 35/F Central Plaza, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Mr. Stephen Mak, JP, Government Chief Information Officer of the Hong Kong SAR and Mr. John Estmond Strickland, GBS, JP, Chairman of HKIRC are guests of honour at the opening ceremony. Mr. Keith Davidson, APTLD Chair, gave a welcome speech at today’s event.

APTLD is an organisation for country-code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) registries in the Asia Pacific region. Since 1 July, 2009, HKIRC took up the role as APTLD Secretariat, which lasts for two years. The APTLD Members’ Meeting is hosted by HKIRC this year. The meeting is held in different countries of the region each year. These meetings attract around 100 participants from the different ccTLD registries across the Asia Pacific region. It functions as a forum of information exchange on technological and operational issues of Internet domain name registries in the region and fosters participation of the Asia Pacific ccTLDs in the global forums, as well as acting in the best interest of APTLD members in the global Internet policy making process. Further information on APTLD’s mandate can be found at http://www.aptld.org.

As the custodian of a critical Internet Infrastructure in Hong Kong, HKIRC plays an important role in the Asia Pacific region. HKIRC takes an active role in APTLD’s promotional and educational outreach programmes to the other Asia Pacific ccTLDs and international Internet organisations. The secretariat is also providing administrative and financial reporting services for the APTLD and its activities, and responds to enquiries concerning APTLD.

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Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) is a not-for-profit, non-statutory company limited by guarantee 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 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.香港’, ‘.組織.香港’, ‘.網絡.香港’, ‘.教育.香港’, ‘.政府.香港’, ‘.個人.香港’, ’.香港’, and other domains to be introduced from time to time in Hong Kong.

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