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Eligibility & Required Documents for Different Categories of .hk and .香港 Domain Name

Domain Category Eligible Applicant Examples of Document
.hk / .香港 Local or overseas individuals or entities
  • Any one of the required documents for third level .hk domain names below (i.e. .com.hk / .公司. 香港, .org.hk / .組織. 香港, .edu.hk / .教育.香港, .net.hk / .網絡.香港, .gov.hk / .政府.香港, and .idv.hk / .個人.香港domain names)
.com.hk / .公司.香港 Commercial entities registered in HKSAR
  • A copy of the Business Registration Certificate (BR) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of HKSARG not registered as a Branch, i.e. name of the organisation shall be that of the head office, not a branch office, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of Overseas Company issued by the Company Registry (CR) of HKSARG, or
  • Other documentary proof required for the application of .org.hk, .edu.hk, .net.hk or .gov.hk with a letter stating the reason of selecting .com.hk.
.org.hk / .組織.香港 Registered or approved not-for-profit organisations in HKSARG
  • A copy of the tax exemption letter issued by Inland Revenue Department (IRD) that shows your organisation is a charity or not-for-profit organisation (under Section 88 or 87), or
  • A copy of the Certificate of a Society issued by the Hong Kong Police plus a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association showing no dividend per share to shareholders, or
  • A copy of the proof showing an exemption from Registration of a Society issued by Hong Kong Police plus a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association showing no dividend per share to shareholders, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration for trade unions or other unions, or
  • A copy of Certificate of Owners' Corporation under Building Ordinance, or
  • A copy of Registration of a Hospital / Nursing Home (under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance), or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre and a letter issued by the applicant declaring the centre is of not-for-profit nature, or
  • Application letter issued by a Government Department of the HKSAR, or
  • Gazatte / Ordinance mentioned the establishment of your organisation together with an application letter issued by your organisation if you are a statutory body, or
  • A copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association showing that no dividend per share to shareholders plus a copy of the Business Registration Certificate or Certificate of Incorporation, or
  • Other valid document proving the not-for-profit nature of your organisation.
.edu.hk / .教育.香港 Registered schools, tertiary institutions and other approved educational institutions in Hong Kong
  • A copy of the Certificate of a School issued by Education Bureau of HKSARG, or
  • A copy of the Ordinance showing that your institute is established by law together with an application letter issued by your institute, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a course issued by Education Bureau of HKSARG, or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre (for Nurseries Running Educare Services or Pre-Primary Curriculum for Children between 2 to 6 years old), or
  • A copy of the Certificate of Education (for Nurseries Running Educare Services or Pre-Primary Curriculum for Children between 2 to 6 years old)
.net.hk / .網絡.香港 Entities managing network infrastructure, machines and services with a licence from the Office of the Communications Authority of the HKSARG
  • A copy of the PNETS (IVANS / ISP) licence issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government HKSAR, or
  • A copy of the PNETS Fixed Telecommunication Network Services (FTNS) / Fixed Carrier Licence issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government HKSAR, or
  • A copy of the Services-Based Operator ("SBO") Licence of a type of "Class 3" issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government HKSAR indicating that the licensee is managing network infrastructure, machines and services.
.gov.hk / .政府.香港 Bureaux or Departments of the HKSARG
  • Subject to the endorsement by the Office of Government Chief Information Officer
.idv.hk / .個人.香港 Residents of HKSAR
  • A copy of HKID card or other documentary proof of residency of HKSAR.
    (For the registration of .個人.香港, the domain name you selected shall be your legal name)

Registrars may request more document as needed.

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