.hk domains

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Asia: Hong Kong

.HK domains pertain to Hong Kong, the extension was created in year 1990 and was managed till year 2002 by the Joint University Computer Centre, after this, the extension was managed by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation. It's a very used extension in Hong Kong.

Since year 2011 the extension also exists in Chinese characters: .香 (.HongKong)

The extension is managed by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation (HKIRC).

.hk domain rates and features

Domain rates .hk

Action Periodes Price
Registration 1 year(s) 63,95 €
Renewal 1 year(s) 63,95 €
Transfer 1 year(s) 0,00 €
Restore Does not include renewal 120,95 €


  • Domain length between 3 and 63 characters
  • IDN characters are not permitted
  • Allows DNS modification
  • DNSSEC not allowed
  • The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year

.hk domain life cycle

Domain available
Domain registration
Domain active
Expiration/Deletion date
Domain available

.hk domain regulations

Residency requirements

This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.

Technical requirements

This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.


.hk domain registrations are immediate.


To complete .HK domain transfer, you'll need your current registrar to provide you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key to verify the ownership of the domain.

Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars provide manual transfers allowing transfers to be completed on the same day, contact your current registrar to find out if they offer this service.

More information about .HK domain transfers.

The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year


The renewal of .HK domains is different than with other extensions.

It's necessary to request the domain renewal at least 32 days before the domain expiration.

In case the renewal request is done after this date, the correct renewal is not guaranteed.


It's possible to request a cancellation of your .HK domain, visit the support center to open a support ticket. Please note, cancelling a name does not provide a refund of any registration fees.

DNS modifications

DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.

Domain owner change

.HK domains DON'T permit automatic owner changes, it's necessary to start a TRADE process for it, this has an additional cost. You can ask for more information using a ticket.

Permitted characters

.hk domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.

Official documentation

In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.

  • .HK don't have extra documentation.

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