Ranked 9th most popular ccTLD in Asia, .HK is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Hong Kong and is administered by HKDNR. .HK is the first to be offering IPv6 addresses under its marketing campaign: "goIPv6". Currently, IPv4 addresses are quickly running out and soon we will have to adopt IPv6 addresses.
In advance, HKDNR and other Asia Internet bodies have come together to created the goIPv6 Consortium, which providing free transition assistance service. At the sametime, marketing new IPv6 addresses and its tunneling service will allow users to access both the IPv4 and IPv6 Internet  

Registry: HKIRC
TLD Type:  Country Code Top-Level Domain (HKIRC)
Registry Introduction:  1990

Open Registration:  Yes
Registrar:  1api GmbH
WHOIS-Server:  whois.hkirc.hk
WHOIS-Updates:  every two hours
Dispute Policy:  Rules


  • IDN capable:  Yes
  • Restore capable:  Manual
  • Handle Updates:  Unsupported
  • Registration System:  Real-Time


Important dates related to .HK domain names. Please keep in mind that these schedules and periods are exact.


Registration Periods: 1Y,2Y,3Y,5Y
Add Grace Period: 0
Accounting Period:  -1w
Finalization Period:  -2d
Failure Period:  -2d
Payment Period:  -61d
Deletion Restorable Period: 60d
Deletion Hold Period:  0
Explicit Renewals: YES
Renewal Periods: 1Y,2Y,3Y,5Y

Transfering in your .HK domain to HEXONET is easy.  Simply enter in the domain name in the search box above and select transfer on the results page.  Call or email HEXONET Sales for better pricing for bulk transfers, we would love to speak to you!

Registry Transfer Details:

Transferclass: PULL
Transfer Periods:  0Y
Transfer Authcode required: YES
Transfer Real-Time: NO
Transfer Pending Period:3d
Transfer Expire Action: ACK
Transfer Lock:  NO
Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve): /

HEXONET has thousands of resellers selling .HK domains to their own customers.  Become a reseller is easy and with some of the industry's best wholesale prices, reselling can be very profitable.  Some of the benefits of reselling with HEXONET:

FREE Signup and No Commitments

HEXONET is known for its straightforward and honest business policies.  No deposits needed. No minimum revenue required. No gimmicks. Simply, signup for FREE and get better wholesale pricing as you add more domains and services with us.

Wholesale Pricing 

Resellers start with excellent wholesale prices for all domains and services.  When a reseller reaches 100 domains with us, better wholesale prices kick in.  Reach a thousand (1000) domains and get some of the lowest prices industry wide.  If you plan on a bulk transfer of domains, call us first and we can work out better pricing before your transfer.

Reselling Your Way 

HEXONET offers resellers multiple way to connect and sell our services.  Many use our comprehesive web Control Panel.  Some use any one of our six APIs.  Still others use modules for WHMCS, AWBS, or PLESK.  Choose the one that best suites your business.

1. Do I need to be a citizen or registered business in the specific country to register its ccTLD?

Some country-code-Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) registries are completely open to everyone.  Other ccTLD registries do require the registrant to be citizen, resident, business, or simply an address for the respective country.  Please check the full set of requirements and information on .HK domain on our wiki.

For more FAQs and information on .HK, please visit the HEXONET wiki.

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