“A Decade of Pride and Success” Domain Name Competition
Online Public Voting Now Open

HONG KONG, 4 June 2012 – Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) today announced the opening of online public voting for the “A Decade of Pride and Success” Domain Name Competition. Over the years, HKIRC has been actively promoting the benefits of using .hk and .香港 domain names. To commemorate its 10th Anniversary, HKIRC organised the “A Decade of Pride and Success” Domain Name Competition in March. Thirty domain names have been shortlisted and posted on the HKIRC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HKIRC) . From today until 31 July 2012, members of the public can visit the HKIRC Facebook page to vote for their favourite domain name and gain the opportunity to win fabulous prizes.

“Since launching the ‘A Decade of Pride and Success’ Domain Name Competition in March, we have received an overwhelming response of 294 domain names in just two months, of which 185 were submitted by secondary school students, and many of which were outstandingly creative. We hope that members of the public will actively take part in voting, and together select the domain name that creates the most resonance within the community to bring positive energy to Hong Kong,” said Mr. Jonathan Shea, CEO of HKIRC.

The first 100 voters who also answer the 10th Anniversary quiz correctly will be awarded a .hk multifunctional digital calendar. The two contestants whose entries receive the greatest number of votes will be awarded a .hk limited edition gift set with a value of over HK$1,000, as well as a one-year .hk / .香港 domain for free. The winning .hk or .香港 domain name may also be adopted as the name of the HKIRC 10th Anniversary website. The school with student entries gaining the greatest number of votes will be awarded the “Outstanding School Prize”.

The results of the “A Decade of Pride and Success” Domain Name Competition and the winners of the public voting will be announced in August. For details, please visit http://www.10th.hk/timecapsule/en/domain_name_competition.html

About HKIRC
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) is a non-profit-distributing, non-statutory company limited by guarantee designated by the Government of the HKSAR to undertake the administration of Internet domain names under the .hk and .香港 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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