Launch of New Website QuickRelief.hk
Unite our Care on the Net Help the needed in Sichuan

[Hong Kong – May 22, 2008] – A new website – www.QuickRelief.hk (www.網上賑災.hk as the Chinese website) was newly launched today by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) in response to the devastating magnitude 8 earthquake in Sichuan. Leveraging on the power of the Internet, this online platform had also gathered the support of industry players in order to arouse public awareness and encourage donations and relief operations in a sustainable manner.

At the same time, in order to motivate the public to participate and unite our care on the net, from now until the 18th of June, HKIRC will donate $10 of the registration fee received from each new ‘.hk’ domain name registered. This donation will go directly to Hong Kong Red Cross for the cause of relief for the China earthquake victims.

To solicit stronger support in the internet community, HKIRC had collaborated with e-zone and other supporting organizations, including Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association, Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association, Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association, Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre, Professional Information Security Association, Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing, and Hong Kong Information Technology Federation. These organizations will promote the message of www.QuickRelief.hk widely via email to their members. Meanwhile, the logos of these organizations have been posted on the home page to demonstrate the spirit of united community care.

Show your support to the ‘QuickRelief.hk’ initiative to help the needed in Sichuan. Please visit www.QuickRelief.hk (www.網上賑災.hk as the Chinese website) to browse instant quake information and related activities online.

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About HKIRC and HKDNR
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) is a non-profit-making organization endorsed by the Government of the HKSAR to oversee the administration and assignment of the Internet domain names ending with '.hk'. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited (HKDNR), 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.

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