Eligibility | Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited
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Applicants have to meet the following minimum criteria before they will be considered:

  1. The applicant, in case of a corporation, shall at all times remain a valid, registered, solvent company, whether registered in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
  2. The applicant must have the technical capability and necessary hardware and software to carry out all of its functions as a Registrar, including but not limited to:
    1. conducting Registrar Services;
    2. ensuring the confidentiality and security of Registrant Data and Confidential Information;
    3. performing customer-related functions such as billing; and
    4. maintaining reliable data backup systems,
      and shall, prior to the launch of its services, pass the Technical Testing Procedure of the HKIRC and successfully complete a test run without any errors; and
  3. The applicant must demonstrate its ability to provide prompt service to Registrants for their registration needs, including the setting up of complaints handling procedures and customer service, as well as performing its other registration obligations in a timely manner and in accordance with the provisions of the Registrar Agreement.
  4. The applicant shall pay the required Fees; and
  5. The applicant shall be capable to meet the Performance Objectives prescribed by HKIRC.

Performance Objectives

  1. The Performance Objectives to be met by the Registrar shall be as set forth below. The Performance Objectives may be subject to modifications and amendments by HKIRC from time to time in writing.
  2. The Registrar shall register not less than 500 new Domain Name Bundles** (acquired by new application) in total at the end of the first year.

    ** For more information about Bundling Domain Names, please refer to Section 6 (and in particular Section 6.6 for the Bundled Domain Names) of the HKIRC Domain Name Registration Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for .hk and .香港 domain name

    When calculating the total number of Domain Names:

    (a)  Domain Names in pair (e.g. 域名.hk and 域名.香港)shall be counted as one Domain Name.

    (b)  Domain Name variants, i.e. Chinese Domain Names in traditional form, together with the equivalent simplified form, partially traditional and partially simplified form, and with or without character variant form, shall be counted as one Domain Name only.