. hk is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of Hong Kong. It was introduced on 3 January 1990 and is managed by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation.


After the launch, the first had in writing subscription rights be demonstrated in order to log a. Hk domain. Only since 2004, all natural and legal persons a. Hk domain registration is completely free, now is even the need for a residence or an establishment omitted. However, individuals need their passport number and their date of birth, should declare their trade register number and VAT number at registration.

Since the year 2010 is the internationalized top-level domain .香港available. There is also the second- level domains. Com.hk (公司. Hk ). Org.hk (组织. Hk ). Net.hk (网络. Hk ). Edu.hk (教育. Hk) and. gov.hk (政府. hk ) as well. idv.hk (个人. hk). The support of Chinese characters was announced at the ICANN meeting in mid-2010 and at the same time. Cn and. Tw introduced so that the entire Chinese -speaking world was covered.


Hk heard in years. Among the most popular top -level domains worldwide. However hk is also known for the proliferation of Internet crime. According to an analysis by McAfee in 2008 every fifth site was classified as serious. Also counted in the following year. Hk on the most dangerous top- level domains.

In September 2008, attracted international attention reports, the contracting authority of. Hk should be nationalized.