.gov.hk Domain Name
.gov.hk Domain Name

.gov.hk Domain Registration

Hong Kong is a region on the southern coast of China. Hong Kong is one of the largest and most impressive cities in the world. With a population of over seven million people and a landmass of just over 400 square miles, it is one of the most densely populated regions on the planet. The .GOV.HK domain extension is intended to be used by government entities.

  .gov.hk Domain registration time frame is Instant.
Available for 49.00 USD / yr
  • 1 Year 49.00 USD
  • 2 Years 98.00 USD

Check requirements for additional fees / instructions

Application Fee: 10.00 USD Hong Kong Domain Registration Time Frame: Instant
.gov.hk Domain Requirements

Are Individual .gov.hk domain registrations allowed?

Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .gov.hk?

Does .gov.hk domain have a special use?

Are there any additional fees for .gov.hk?

Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .gov.hk?

WHOIS Privacy service available?

Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?

.gov.hk Domain FAQs
?What is the registration term allowed for .gov.hk domain names?
The minimum term for .gov.hk cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
?How long does it take to register my .gov.hk domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .gov.hk during general availability is Instant. .gov.hk is not cpr144449003101 expected to launch until Instant. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
?What are the characters and valid character lengths for .gov.hk domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.gov.hk); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.gov.hk).
?Trustee Service for .gov.hk

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.

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Trustee service is not available for this extension

?How do I host my .gov.hk domain name?
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .gov.hk. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
?Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .gov.hk requirements before transfer out can be started.
?Can I hide my registration information (Private WHOIS)?
No. At present the .gov.hk domain zone does not provide means to hide the information cpr144449003101 of the domain owner. All information (name, address, email, etc.) will be displayed in WHOIS.
?Grace period for .gov.hk domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .gov.hk domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
?Who is the registry that manages .gov.hk domain names?
You may visit them here: Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited (HKDNR).cpr144449003101
?.gov.hk Domains Dispute & Policy

The most recent source for .gov.hk domains dispute policy can be found at: www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=25

Rules of Proceedure for Domain Name Dispute Resolution can be found at: www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=37#!/36

Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
for .hk and . 香港 domain names

1. Purpose
This Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “DNDRP”) is incorporated by reference into the agreement between the Registrant and the Registrar (the "Registration Agreement") as part of the mandatory terms required by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited ("HKIRC") in relation to the registration and use of a domain name in the .hk and .香港country code top level domains (a “Domain Name”). This DNDRP sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between the Registrant and any party other than HKIRC and the Registrar in regard to the registration and use of a Domain Name.

Proceedings under Paragraph 4 of this DNDRP will be conducted according to the HKIRC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Rules of Procedure (the “Rules of Procedure”), and the selected Arbitration Dispute Resolution Service Provider’s Supplemental Rules (the "Supplemental Rules”).

2. Registrant’s Representations
By applying to register a Domain Name, or by asking the Registrar to maintain or renew a Domain Name registration, the Registrant represents and warrants to the Registrar and HKIRC that:
(a) the statements that the Registrant made in the Registration Agreement or provided to the Registrar in the course of processing the Domain Name application are complete and accurate;
(b) to the best of the Registrant’s knowledge and belief, the Domain Name the Registrant is applying for will not infringe or otherwise violate the legal rights of any third party;
(c) the Registrant intends to use the Domain Name;
(d) the Registrant’s use of the Domain Name shall be bona fide for the Registrant’s own benefit and shall be for lawful purposes;
(e) the Registrant will not knowingly use the Domain Name in violation of any applicable laws and regulations;
(f) all information the Registrant, or any agent of the Registrant provides to the Registrar and HKIRC, including further additions or alterations to such information, is complete and accurate; and
(g) in the event that the Registrant receives notification of any claim, action or demand arising out of or related to the registration or use of the Domain Name, the Registrant will immediately send the Registrar a written notice notifying the Registrar of such claim, action or demand, and the Registrar shall notify HKIRC.
It is the Registrant’s responsibility to determine whether the Registrant’s Domain Name registration infringes or violates someone else’s rights.
3. Cancellations, Transfers and Changes
The Registrar or HKIRC may cancel, transfer or otherwise make changes to Domain Name registrations in the following circumstances:
(a) the receipt of written or electronic instructions to the Registrar or HKIRC from both the Registrant and the other party to the dispute that the dispute has been settled; or
(b) the receipt by the Registrar or HKIRC of an order issued by an HKSAR court requiring any such action; or
(c) the receipt of a decision of an Arbitration Panel as defined in the Rules of Procedure, requiring any such action in respect of the relevant Domain Name registration.
Notwithstanding anything in these DNDRP, the Registrar or HKIRC may also cancel, transfer or otherwise make changes to a Domain Name registration in accordance with the terms of the Registration Agreement or any legal requirements,
4. Mandatory Arbitration Proceedings
This Paragraph sets forth the type of disputes for which the Registrant is required to submit to a mandatory arbitration proceeding. These proceedings will be conducted before one of the Dispute Resolution Service Providers approved by HKIRC (each, a “Provider”).
(a) Applicable Disputes. The Registrant is required to submit to a mandatory arbitration proceeding in the event that a third party (a “Complainant”) asserts to the applicable Provider, in compliance with the Rules of Procedure and the Supplemental Rules of such Provider, that:
(i) the Registrant’s Domain Name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in Hong Kong in which the Complainant has rights; and
(ii) the Registrant has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the Domain Name; and
(iii) the Registrant’s Domain Name has been registered and is being used in bad faith, and
(iv) if the Domain Name is registered by an individual person, the Registrant does not meet the registration requirements for that individual category of Domain Name.
To succeed in the arbitration proceeding, the Complainant must prove that all of the above elements are present. For the purpose of requirement (i) in relation to Chinese Domain Names, the traditional or simplified form or any other variant set out in the Chinese Characters Variant Table (defined in the Registration Agreement) of a Chinese character appearing in a Domain Name or trade mark will be considered to be identical and confusingly similar to that Chinese character.
(b) Evidence of Registration and Use in Bad Faith. For the purposes of Paragraph 4(a)(iii), the following circumstances, in particular but without limitation, if found by an Arbitration Panel to be present, shall be evidence of the registration and use of a Domain Name in bad faith:
(i) circumstances indicating that the Registrant has registered or has acquired the Domain Name primarily for the purpose of selling, renting, or otherwise transferring the Domain Name registration to the Complainant who is the owner of the trademark or service mark, or to a competitor of that Complainant, for valuable consideration in excess of the Registrant’s documented out-of-pocket costs directly related to the Domain Name; or
(ii) the Registrant has registered the Domain Name in order to prevent the owner of the trademark or service mark from reflecting the mark in a corresponding Domain Name, provided that the Registrant has engaged in a pattern of such conduct; or
(iii) the Registrant has registered the Domain Name primarily for the purpose of disrupting the business of a competitor; or
(iv) by using the Domain Name, the Registrant has intentionally attempted to attract, for commercial gain, Internet users to the Registrant’s web site or other on-line location, by creating a likelihood of confusion with the Complainant’s mark as to the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of the Registrant’s web site or location or of a product or service on the Registrant’s web site or location.
(c) Evidence of Registration in violation of the eligibility requirements for.idv.hk/.個人.hk / .個人.香港 Domain Names ('Individual Domain Name Categories") For the purposes of Paragraph 4(a)(iv), the Registrant shall have violated the eligibility requirements for any Domain Name registered in the Individual cpr144449003101 Domain Name categories. These include the name incorporated in the Domain Name is not the Registrant’s legal name for個人.hk and個人.香港 domain names as set out in the Registration Agreement and the Registration Policies, Procedures and Guidelines and the Published Policies.
(d) How to Demonstrate the Registrant’s Rights to and Legitimate Interests in the Domain Name in Responding to a Complaint.

When the Registrant receives a Complaint as defined in Paragraph 3 of the Rules of Procedure, the Registrant should refer to Paragraph 5 of the Rules of Procedure in determining how the Registrant’s Response should be prepared.

Any of the following circumstances, in particular but without limitation, if found by an Arbitration Panel to be proven based on its evaluation of all evidence presented to it, shall demonstrate the Registrant’s rights or legitimate interests to the Domain Name for purposes of Paragraph 4(a)(ii):

(i) before any notice to the Registrant of the dispute, the Registrant’s use of, or demonstrable preparations to use, the Domain Name or a name corresponding to the Domain Name in connection with a bona fide offering of goods or services in Hong Kong; or
(ii) the Registrant (as an individual, business, or other organisation) has been commonly known by the Domain Name, even if the Registrant has acquired no trade mark or service mark rights in Hong Kong; or
(iii) the Registrant has trademark or service mark rights that the mark is identical to the Domain Name the Registrant is holding; or
(iv) the Registrant is making a legitimate non-commercial or fair use of the Domain Name, without intent for commercial gain to misleadingly divert consumers or to tarnish the trade mark or service mark at issue; or
(v) If the Domain Name is registered in one of the Individual Domain Name Categories, the Domain Name registered must be the Registrant’s own “individual name”, which can be either (1) the Registrant’s legal name, or (2) a name by which the Registrant is commonly known and can include, for example, a pseudonym the Registrant uses if the Registrant is an author or a painter, or a stage name if the Registrant is a singer or actor, or the name of a fictional character if the Registrant has created or can otherwise show it has rights in such fictional character.
(e) Selection of Provider. The Complainant shall select the Provider from among those approved by the HKIRC by submitting the Complaint to that Provider. The selected Provider will administer the arbitration proceedings.
(f) Initiation of arbitration proceeding and process and appointment of Arbitration Panel. The Rules of Procedure and the Provider’s Supplemental Rules set out the process for initiating and conducting an arbitration proceeding and for appointing the Arbitration Panel which will decide the dispute.
(g) Fees. All fees charged by a Provider in connection with any dispute before an Arbitration Panel pursuant to this DNDRP shall be paid by the Complainant, except in cases where the Registrant elects to expand the Arbitration Panel from one to three Panelists as provided in Paragraph 5(b)(iv) of the Rules of Procedure or in the Supplemental Rules, in which case all fees will be split evenly by the Registrant and the Complainant.

Attention is also drawn to Paragraph 18(d) of the Rules of Procedure which provides for the possible charge for extra fees in the exceptional circumstances, for example, if an in-person hearing is held.

(h) HKIRC's Involvement in Arbitration Proceedings. The Registrar and HKIRC do not, and will not, participate in the administration or conduct of any proceeding before an Arbitration Panel. In addition, the Registrar and HKIRC will not be liable as a result of any decision rendered by an Arbitration Panel.
(i) Remedies. The remedies available to a Complainant pursuant to any proceeding before an Arbitration Panel shall be limited to requiring the cancellation of the Registrant’s Domain Name or the transfer of the Registrant’s Domain Name registration to the Complainant. The Registrar shall execute the result. Where the Registrar does not execute the result without giving an acceptable reason, HKIRC shall execute the result of the dispute.
(j) Notification and Publication. The Provider shall notify the Registrar and HKIRC of any decision made by an Arbitration Panel with respect to a Domain Name. All decisions under this DNDRP and the Rules of Procedure and the Provider’s Supplemental Rules will be final and binding, and shall be published in full on the Internet or via other forms of publication, except when an Arbitration Panel determines, in an exceptional case, to redact portions of its decision.

By applying to register a Domain Name and by asking either HKIRC or the Registrar to register, maintain or renew a Domain Name registration, the Registrant agrees that a decision by an Arbitration Panel in which the Registrant is a Respondent may be made public and may be posted on the website of the Registrar and/or HKIRC and/or the Provider which appointed the Arbitration Panel in question.

(k) Results of an Arbitration Panel’s Decision. If an Arbitration Panel decides that the Registrant’s Domain Name registration should be cancelled or transferred, the Registrar will wait ten (10) business days after the Registrar and HKIRC are informed by the applicable Provider of the Arbitration Panel’s decision before implementing that decision. Where the Registrar does not execute the decision without giving a reason acceptable to HKIRC in its reasonable discretion, HKIRC shall execute the decision of the dispute.
(l) Domain Names in Pair. Where a Domain Name is held in pair in accordance with Clause 5.2 of the Registration Policies, Procedures and Guidelines or pursuant to the Registration Agreement, both or all Domain Names held in the pair shall be subject to the decision of the Arbitration Panel, and shall be cancelled and transferred together as a result of such decision.
5. The Involvement of HKIRC and/or the Registrar in Disputes
The Registrar and HKIRC will not participate in any way in any dispute between the Registrant and any party other than the Registrar and HKIRC regarding the registration and use of the Registrant’s Domain Name. The Registrant shall not name the Registrar and/or HKIRC as a party or otherwise include the Registrar and/or HKIRC in any such proceeding. In the event that the Registrar or HKIRC is named as a party in any such proceeding, the Registrar and HKIRC reserve their right to raise any and all defences deemed appropriate by them, and to take any other action necessary to defend themselves.
6. Maintaining the Status Quo
Neither the Registrar nor HKIRC will cancel, transfer, activate, deactivate, or otherwise change the status of any Domain Name registration under this DNDRP except as provided in Paragraphs 3 above.
7. Transfers During a Dispute to a new registrant or Change of the Registrars
The Registrant shall not transfer its Domain Name registration to another holder (i) during a pending arbitration proceeding brought pursuant to Paragraph 4 or for a period of ten (10) business days after such proceeding is concluded; or (ii) during a pending arbitration proceeding, commenced regarding the Registrant’s Domain Name unless the party to whom the Domain Name registration is being transferred agrees, in writing, to be bound by the decision of the Arbitration Panel. The Registrar and HKIRC reserve the right to cancel any transfer of a Domain Name registration to another holder that is made in violation of this paragraph.

The Registrant shall not transfer the Registrant’s Domain Name registration to another registrar during a pending arbitration proceeding brought pursuant to Paragraph 4 and for a period of ten (10) business days after such proceeding is concluded. The Registrant may transfer administration of the relevant Domain Name registration to another registrar during a pending arbitration, provided that the original Registrar shall continue to be subject to the proceedings commenced against the Registrant in accordance with this DNDRP and the Rules of Procedure. In the event that the Registrant transfers a Domain Name registration to another registrar during a pending arbitration, such dispute shall remain subject to the Registration Agreement of the Registrar from which the Domain Name registration was transferred, and the new registrar agrees to execute the decision rendered by the Arbitration Panel in respect of the relevant Domain Name registration.

8. Policy Modifications
This DNDRP and the Rules of Procedure may be modified by HKIRC at any time. Each time HKIRC amends this DNDRP and its Rules of Procedure, HKIRC will publish the amended version of the DNDRP and/or the Rules of Procedure in advance (where practicable, fourteen (14) calendar days in advance) on the website of HKIRC www.hkirc.hk. Each amended version of the DNDRP and/or the Rules of Procedure will become binding and effective on the Registrant, the Registrar and HKIRC on the effective date specified at the top of the amended version, and will replace all previous versions of the DNDRP and/or the Rules of Procedure. The Registrant should review the websites of the Registrar and/or HKIRC regularly in order to be aware of all such amendments.

If this DNDRP and/or its Rules of Procedure are invoked in the submission of a Complaint to a Provider, the version of the DNDRP and/or Rules of Procedure in effect at the time it was invoked will apply to that submission until the arbitration proceeding is over.

In the event that the Registrant objects to a change in this DNDRP and/or the Rules of Procedure, the Registrant’s sole remedy is to cancel the Registrant’s Domain Name registration with the Registrar, provided that the Registrant will not be entitled to a refund of any fees the Registrant has paid to the Registrar. The DNDRP and the Rules of Procedure, as modified, will apply to the Registrant until the Registrant cancels the relevant Domain Name registration.

9. Miscellaneous

In this DNDRP:

(a) Words importing the singular number only shall include the plural and vice versa.
(b) Words importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender and vice versa.
Renew Domain for .gov.hk

Is your .gov.hk domain registered with 101domain?

Renewing your .gov.hk domain is easy if you are already registered with 101domain. You can renew your Hong Kong domain name at the current rates, and you can extend the life of your domain. Please check with us regarding renewal proceedures for ccTLDs.

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  • 1 Year Renewal 53.90 USD
  • 2 Years Renewal 107.80 USD
?Is your .gov.hk domain not registered with 101domain?

No Problem! You can transfer your .gov.hk domain name to 101domain before renewing. The process is fast and easy, and you can enjoy the benefit of using our domain management system to manage not only your .gov.hk domain name, but all of your domains in one cpr144449003101 place. Use our convenient domain transfer tool to transfer your .gov.hk domain and other domains today.

?Is there a grace period for renewal of my .gov.hk domain name?

Grace period is 29 days. You can renew your .gov.hk domain for cpr144449003101 29 days after expiration. 

?Is your Hong Kong .gov.hk domain protected with auto renewing domain names?

Auto Renew helps protect you from losing your Hong Kong .gov.hk domain name registration. If your .gov.hk domain name registration is set to Auto Renew, your account will be automatically charged approximately sixty (60) to ninety (90) days prior to cpr144449003101 the end of your term period. If Auto Renew is not set up in your account, you will need to renew your Hong Kong .gov.hk domain name registration through Account Manager.

?How to renew a Hong Kong .gov.hk domain name?

Login in your Account. Select your Hong Kong .gov.hk Domain name and push the button "Renew". You can also select "Auto Renew". The current Domain Renew will be displayed. Please select "Change Auto Renew Settings" and set this on Auto Renew.

Make sure your credit card information is current. Please note Only Account Holders/Primary Contacts cpr144449003101 and Account Administrative Contacts on the account can purchase or renew services for your .gov.hk domain name. Account Technical Contacts on the account cannot purchase or renew services.

?Is there a redemption period for Hong Kong .gov.hk domain names?

Redemption period lasts 60 days after grace period. You can renew your .gov.hk domain cpr144449003101 for an additional .

Transfer Domain for .gov.hk

You can transfer your .gov.hk domain name to 101domain before renewing. The process is fast and easy, and you can enjoy the benefit of using our domain management system to manage not only your .gov.hk domain name, but all of your domains in one place.

  • 1 Year Renewal 49.00 USD
  • 2 Years Renewal 98.00 USD
?How does the transfer process work?

Your current registrar will provide you with an authorization code (sometimes called a "Transfer Key" or an "EPP Key").

Using this key we can transfer your domain to us. Once the transfer process has begun the Administrative or Registrant contact of your domain will receive an email from us requesting authorization for the transfer. cpr144449003101 Once authorization has been given it will take up to 5 days before the domain transfer has been completed. Please be sure that you can receive emails for the Administrative and Registrant contacts for this domain!

NOTE: Some registries do not participate in the authorization code process or transfers may be manual. If your domain does not have an auth code for transfer, please contact us and we will assist you in the transfer process. 101domain can assist with all transfers no matter what extension you have.

?What is an Authorization Code?

An authorization code is a number that is used to transfer domain names cpr144449003101 between registrars. It is used to ensure that you are the current domain holder.

?How do I find my Authorization Code?

You will need to get this code from your current registrar. Go to the website cpr144449003101 of the company that currently holds your domain and request the authorization code from them.

?Transfer IN my Hong Kong .gov.hk Domain

Hong Kong .gov.hk Transfer in – allows you to change from your current domain registrar to a different one; usually during the transfer process one year is added to the domain`s registration period; EPP authorization key (obtainable from the leaving registrar) is required for transferring Hong Kong .gov.hk domain names.

Be sure your Domain Transfer lock is cpr144449003101 disabled to transfer your Hong Kong .gov.hk domain to 101domain Inc.

With Domain Transfer Lock, prevent unauthorized domain transfers by locking your Hong Kong .gov.hk domain. With Domain Transfer Lock turned on you can still perform legal name changes, account consolidation or transfers between accounts.

?Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars

This Policy was modified by ICANN’s Board of Directors on 7 November 2008 with an Effective Date of 15 March 2009. See modified version of Policy.

A .gov.hk domain must also have been registered for more than 60 days before you are allowed to transfer registrars. If, however, your domain happens to be involved in a legal dispute or if you are facing bankruptcy then the transfer of a domain name will not take effect.

  1. Ensure a valid email address for the administrative contact (admin) of your .gov.hk domain name in the Whois database. Both registrars use this email address to send you important information about the transfer. If it is invalid, contact your current registrar to update it.
  2. Unlock your .gov.hk cpr144449003101 domain name at your current registrar.
  3. Get an authorization code (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from your current .registrar, if required. Some domain name extensions, primarily country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs), do not require an authorization code.
  4. Authorize the transfer for .gov.hk Domain Name

Your .gov.hk domain transfer of your domain name generally takes at least ten working days to complete - this can be shorter or longer depending on the registrar you choose. The cost of transfer will also vary depending on the registrar. Some registrars may be more willing than others to work out a package deal for you. For example, they might offer to provide you with free domain transfer service if you agree to register your domain with them for a period of more than a year. Again, the deal you score will depend on the registrar and on the amount of time you put into finding a package that is most suited to your needs.