HONG KONG, 28th September 2005 - Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited ('HKIRC') is pleased to announce that its third Annual General Meeting and Election of the HKIRC Board of Directors for Year 2004 was successfully held on 27 September, 2005.

The Board of Directors comprises six independent classes with different number of members, representing the interests and needs of different community sectors. Among these six classes, the Director representing the Government Class was appointed, while the Directors of Service Provider Class, IT Industry Class, Commerce and Industry Class and Tertiary Institution Class have been elected automatically or continued in office. There were six candidates standing for election to the User Class this year. Votes were cast by email or by post in advance or also in person during the AGM 2005. The whole election process was conducted in an open manner with the supervision of the Election Committee and external auditors.

The new Board of Directors of HKIRC for Year 2005 consists of the following:

Government Class

  •  Mr. Stephen MAK Hung Sung (appointed)

User Class

  •  Mr. Davis CHAU Chi Man (continue in office)
  •  Mr. David CHEUNG Tai Wai (continue in office)
  •  Mr. Andrew LAW Shiu Kai
  •  Ms. Stella LEE Wai Fun
  •  Mr. Joseph LEUNG Wai Fung
  •  Mr. Christopher TO

Service Provider Class

  •  Mr. Eddy KUK Cho Yiu (continue in office)
  •  Mr. Lento YIP Yuk Fai

IT Industry Class

  •  Dr. HO Pui Tak (continue in office)
  •  Mr. Stephen LAU Ka Men (continue in office)

Commerce and Industry Class

  •  Mr. Paul KAN Man Lok

Tertiary Institution Class

  •  Mr. Lawrence LAW Hing Yim (continue in office)

The new Board of Directors will continue to lead HKIRC, and its subsidiary, Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited ('HKDNR'), to provide better services to meet the needs and expectations of various sectors in the community, as well as to contribute to Hong Kong's e-business development and the global Internet community.

Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited ('HKIRC') was established as a non-profit-making and non-statutory organization to oversee the administration and assignment of the country-code top level domain (ccTLD), '.hk', for Hong Kong. In addition, HKIRC represents Hong Kong in international Internet forums and plays a key role in facilitating Hong Kong's e-business development.

If you need further information, please feel free to contact our Marketing & Communication Officer, Ms Annie Shiu at +852 2319 3828 for details.