Expired .HK domains

Expired .HK Domains

Description

.HK represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Hong Kong. It was introduced in 1990 and was intended for entities with affiliation to Hong Kong. Companies wishing to use .COM.HK must go through a verification process before they can use the domain suffix.

Registration Requirements

There is no special process needed to register of a .HK domain name, all you have to do is follow the usual order process.

Intended Use

Popular in Hong Kong, but also used by some Russian 2ch style imageboards

.HK Registry Information

Registration Service

http://www.hkirc.hk

Whois Server

whois.hkirc.hk

Registration Date

1990-01-03

Registration Price

$22.00 Annually

Registered Domains

237,536

Whois Privacy

No

.HK Top Registrars

Registrar name Registered domains Share, %
Eranet International Limited 6,322 2.88%
CSC Corporate Domains, Inc. 5,875 2.68%
Instra Corporation Pty Ltd. 4,669 2.13%
MarkMonitor Inc. 4,536 2.07%
West263 International Limited 2,965 1.35%
Marcaria.com International, Inc. 2,437 1.11%
1API GmbH 1,770 0.81%
Dreamscape Networks International Pte Ltd 1,611 0.73%
Shanghai Meicheng Technology Information Development Co., Ltd. 1,469 0.67%
EuroDNS S.A. 972 0.44%

.HK Domain Sales

Domain Price Date Venue
charlottetilbury.hk $2,427.00 2019-08-08 Sedo
goyard.hk $3,393.00 2019-03-13 Sedo
baffin.hk $4,000.00 2019-01-30 Sedo
champion.hk $3,000.00 2018-12-05 Sedo
goldcoin.hk $8,100.00 2018-08-02 Sedo
platinum.hk $3,499.00 2018-05-30 Sedo

At the beginning of the internet, there were only a handful of top-level domains. .com was for commercial use, and .edu was for educational institutions.
There were also other extensions such as .gov and .org which still exist today. But now we’ve got a whole new set of options to choose from country code top-level domain names (ccTLDs).

One example is the Hong Kong ccTLD (.hk), which is administered by HKIRC—the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited.

HKIRC has been in charge since 1997 when it replaced HKSAR Government Registry as administrator. In that time they have registered more than 2 million domain names under their administration, making them one of Asia's largest registrars.


How do I register a .hk domain name?

It’s easy! Just visit our HK domain management page and type in the domain you want to register. If it is available, click “check availability”. If your desired name is not available, let us know so we can take care of it for you.


Who can Register .hk domain name?

Anyone can register a .hk domain name. However, the person or entity who owns the registration must be located in Hong Kong.
This means that companies outside of Hong Kong cannot own a .hk domain name unless they have an office based out of Hong Kong. And individuals outside of Hong Kong cannot register .hk domain names unless they are located in Hong Kong.


Why should I Register a .hk domain name?

The .hk TLD is hugely popular within the community because it uniquely represents Hong Kong and it will help to boost awareness of your brand or product if you have a .hk domain name.

If you live outside of Hong Kong or if your business is based outside of Hong Kong, a .com used to be the best choice.
But now, with so much Chinese content being created online, people will prefer to find a business or brand that has a .hk domain name rather than one with a .com.


What are the rules of registering a domain name?

The common rules of registration are:

  • Domain Name is available to register.
  • It follows the laws and regulations of Hong Kong.
  • It's not a generic term and doesn't violate any trademarks.


What is the cost of .hk domain names?

You can buy a .hk domain name for $15 per year and renew at $20 per year.

It's not hard to see why people have gravitated towards this extension in the last few years—it’s a simple way to show that your business is based out of Hong Kong without having to worry about infringing on any trademarks or using an offensive term. It’s also one of the most affordable domains in this category with an attractive price-to-performance ratio.

Cheapest .HK Prices

New Renew Transfer
Regery $20.49 $29.99 $29.99
Crazy Domains $30.00 $24.00 $30.00