HKIRC eNews 2023 Q2 | Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited

HKIRC eNews 2023 Q2


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APAC DNS Forum 2023

The Asia Pacific (APAC) Domain Name System (DNS) Forum 2023 on 4-5 July 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong kickstarted today. Close to 400 people from the Asia Pacific region have registered for the hybrid event which will take place in Hong Kong for the first time. The forum is co-organized by HKIRC and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

The event will bring together experts from different fields, including DNS architects, network engineers, cybersecurity experts, and business leaders. The forum provides a platform for stakeholders from around the world to convene and discuss issues related to the latest Internet developments, such as DNS abuse, big data applications, digital transformation, cybersecurity, and the marketization of Internet infrastructure.


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Joining the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show

HKIRC strives to promote the .hk and .香港 top-level domains as the online presence and one of the key elements for protecting your digital assets, especially for intellectual property right, trademarks and brand licensing.

During the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show which held on April, HKIRC can showcase the benefits of using .hk and .香港 domain names for businesses and brands that are interested in licensing their intellectual property or expanding their brand presence in Hong Kong and beyond. HKIRC can also provide information on the registration process, renewal procedures, and other domain-related services, as well as offer advice on best practices for protecting and managing domain names. Apart from .hk domain service, HKIRC offers the .hk lock service for double locking the domain name to ensure the safety in effective way.

To step away from cyberthreat, HKIRC offers a wide range of free value-added service which related to cybersecurity aspect to protect your asset in joint-hand such as free web scanning service and cybersecurity training.


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Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2022-2023 Awards Presentation Ceremony

The award presentation ceremony of the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2022-2023 held on 24 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year HKIRC was keen on promoting web accessibility to more sectors in the society, and successfully attracted 19.6 percent more applicants compared to last year. More media organisations entered into the scheme, and the financial sector has seen a 131 percent increase of participation, which is a great encouragement.

To cope with the ageing population in Hong Kong, HKIRC is looking to expand the scheme to care for the senior group as the next step. With Internet becoming an indispensable component of modern daily life, even the elderly hope to use electronic services and take part in online activities easily through their computers or mobile devices. However, vision and hearing impairments become the greatest challenges when they surf the net. Therefore, we strive to cater for their needs in the next Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme. We look forward to further closing the digital divide and giving the senior group a smooth and perfect Internet experience, empowering them to live a convenient and fun-filled life in the digital spaces.


Free “Healthy Web” Service Actively Detects and Resolves Potential Network Risks

In the age of the internet, websites have become an important channel for business activities. However, with the increasing number of network attacks and frauds, website security has become a major concern. Most websites ignore their own network security and use default website designs and settings, giving network attackers an opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities.


HKIRC has always been committed to promoting the importance of network security. In order to further protect “.hk” domain name users, including non-profit organizations using “” domain names, and their interests and domain name security, HKIRC has actively developed a new website security detection service – the “Web Health Check” service. This service actively checks the security status of websites and provides a brief report explaining the problems found and suggesting repair methods to help website owners discover and fix vulnerabilities and security issues in a timely manner.


In contrast, the current free website security scanning services require users to actively submit applications for website testing. However, relying on user applications for testing poses some risks because users may not be aware of potential risks or delay checking, allowing hackers to exploit vulnerabilities. Therefore, HKIRC has decided to invest more resources in providing another more proactive service to help users stay away from potential risks.

If you are interested in the “Web Health Check” service, simply fill out the relevant information on the following link and a specialist will follow up ( For more information, please email


Promoting ‘.hk’ Value and Cybersecurity

Through various online platforms and channels, HKIRC promotes the benefits and value of using “.hk”, as well as the importance of cybersecurity from different perspectives. At the same time, HKIRC hopes to establish a more profound brand image and deepen its brand positioning through a series of stylistic promotional materials.


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HKIRC CyberYouth Program 2023

HKIRC will hold the “HKIRC CyberYouth Program 2023” from July to August this year. For the first time, the program will be conducted in a school team format. Participating students will receive professional training provided by cybersecurity experts before competing through a vulnerability scanning platform. They can experience being a “Website Security Auditor” while also competing to win honors and rich prizes for their schools.

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