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|.HK is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Hong Kong.|
every two hours
|Allowed number of NS||
2 to 13
|Host IP-Addresses Type||
|Hosts managed as||
|Root Nameserver Update||
|SEC DNS Interface||
|Transfer Authcode required||
|Transfer Pending Period||
|Transfer Expire Action||
|Transfer ACK by||
|Transfer NACK by||
|Owner Change by||
|Trade Confirmation (Request / Approve)||
- / Fax
1-3 years / 5 years
|Add Grace Period||
|Deletion Restorable Period||
|Deletion Hold Period||
1-3 years / 5 years
Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.
command = AddDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT) admincontact0 = (CONTACT) techcontact0 = (CONTACT) billingcontact0 = (CONTACT) nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER) nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)
auth = <TEXT> | <NULL> transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL> subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL> X-HK-REGISTRANT-CHINESE-COMPANY = <TEXT> X-HK-REGISTRANT-DOCUMENT-TYPE = <TEXT> (mandatory, if X-HK-REGISTRANT-DOCUMENT-TYPE is 'OTHIDV' or 'OTHORG') X-HK-REGISTRANT-OTHER-DOCUMENT-TYPE = <TEXT> X-HK-REGISTRANT-DOCUMENT-NUMBER = <TEXT> X-HK-REGISTRANT-DOCUMENT-ORIGIN-COUNTRY = <COUNTRY> X-HKX-HK-ACCEPT-INDIVIDUAL-REGISTRATION-TAC = 0 | 1 (0 = No, 1 = Yes) (mandatory, it the registrant is an individual) X-REGISTRANT-BIRTH-DATE = YYYY-MM-DD (mandatory, if the registrant is an individual) X-HK-ACCEPT-INDIVIDUAL-REGISTRATION-TAC = 0 | 1 (mandatory if the registrant is an individual)
The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
As soon as a domain transfer has been initiated it can either be approved ("ACK") by Registrar or denied ("NACK") by Registrar. If the registry receives neither a denial ("NACK") nor an approval ("ACK") the transfer will be ACKed after 3 days.
command = TransferDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER auth = <TEXT>
order = CREATE | REPLACE | UPDATE subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL> period = <PERIOD> transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 60 days.
command = DeleteDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
Restores can be processed manually within 60 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.
command = RestoreDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT> subuser = <TEXT>
OwnerchangeAll contact information with the exception of registrant Name, Firstname and Organisation can be updated through the ModifyDomain command.
In order to change the owner you have to request a trade with the TradeDomain command. This can be done through our web interface or through our API:
command = TradeDomain domain = <DOMAIN> ownercontact0 = <CONTACT>
Before a trade gets processed by the registry, a confirmation is required: A fax form is required by the registry to process a trade. Once confirmed then the trade will be processed.
A Change of Registrar with the simultaneous change in the Registrant is not possible. Please be aware that domain name must be already managed by us. If the domain is currently managed by another registrar there are two possibilities:
1.) first step: transfer the domain to us, second step: trade the domain with us.
2.) first step: trade the domain with the current registrar, second step: transfer the domain to us.
Additional API parameters needed for the registration of .HK domains:
X-HK-REGISTRANT-CHINESE-COMPANY = <TEXT> (optional) Company name with Chinese characters: X-HK-REGISTRANT-DOCUMENT-TYPE = <TEXT> (mandatory)
Registrant Document Type. Please refer to the possible values below:
- If the registrant is an individual:
- HKID - Hong Kong Identity Number
- OTHID - Other's Country Identity Number
- PASSNO - Passport No.
- BIRTHCERT - Birth Certificate
- OTHIDV - Others Individual Document
- If the registrant is an organization:
- BR - Business Registration Certificate
- CI - Certificate of Incorporation
- CRS - Certificate of Registration of a School
- HKSARG - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Department
- HKORDINANCE - Ordinance of Hong Kong
- OTHORG - Others Organization Document
- If the registrant is an individual:
X-HK-REGISTRANT-OTHER-DOCUMENT-TYPE = <TEXT> (mandatory, if X-HK-REGISTRANT-DOCUMENT-TYPE is 'OTHIDV' or 'OTHORG') X-HK-REGISTRANT-DOCUMENT-NUMBER = <TEXT> (mandatory) X-HK-REGISTRANT-DOCUMENT-ORIGIN-COUNTRY = <COUNTRY> (mandatory) X-HK-REGISTRANT-BIRTH-DATE = YYYY-MM-DD (mandatory, if the registrant is an individual) X-HK-ACCEPT-INDIVIDUAL-REGISTRATION-TAC = 0 | 1 (0 = No, 1 = Yes) (mandatory, it the registrant is an individual - For explanations see the paragraph below)
Additional agreement if the registrant is an individual:
X-HK-ACCEPT-INDIVIDUAL-REGISTRATION-TAC = 0 | 1 (0 = No | 1 = Yes)
The customer is aware that the official .HK registry registration policy requires all individuals to provide identification (i.e. passport numbers) to register a .HK domain. In processing .HK domain registrations through HEXONET, the customer explicitly authorizes HEXONET to transmit this information to the registry on the customer's behalf in the fulfillment of .HK registration policy and the registration of domain names.
The customer in submitting a .HK domain registration through HEXONET explicitly agrees to indemnify HEXONET against any and all liability, loss, damages and legal costs in the transmission of identification information, understanding that HEXONET deletes identification information from all its systems immediately after transmission. The customer understands and accepts that the .HK registry may choose to store identification information along with other registration data on their own accord and completely independent from HEXONET.
The required form can be downloaded using the links below. Please note that the tracking number needs to be filled out on the form. This number is returned by the system on requesting the change of registrant.
Download: Form for natural persons
Download: Form for organizations
Please send the respective form to the registry using one of the following ways:
By regular mail:
Domains can be renewed explicitly with the API RenewDomain command.
Valid Renewal Periods are: 1-3 years / 5 years.
Notification emails from the .HK Registry
The .HK Registry (HKDNR) sends out email notifications upon the renewal of a .HK domain. Three (3) emails are sent to the registrant of the domain upon renewal:
- HKDNR will send a reminder to the registrant that the payment for the renewal must be made within seven (7) days before the expiration date of the domain.
- HKDNR will send a notice to the registrant to acknowledge the receipt of the domain name renewal request (this request is made by our renewal system automatically).
- HKDNR will send a notice to the registrant to acknowledge the successful renewal.
Please note that you don't need to react on these emails.
Our renewal system renews the domains and charges your account at the correct date.
Restore ProcessTo restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, please execute the RestoreDomain command. Please note that the restore will be handled manually and the domain will not be available in real-time.