What is .hk?
The .hk domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Hong Kong.
Hong Kong with its estimated population of 7,136,300, ranks as the 32nd most populous country in Asia.
The .hk extension nowadays the 9th most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Asia.
Today .hk has more than 184,916 registered domain names.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .hk domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .hk ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1990.
Who can register .hk domain?
Any individual or organisation are allowed to register a .hk web name.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .hk extension?
A .hk extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong the major language is Chinese.
Chinese is the 6th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .hk extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The following characteristics that a domain name can have:
For a .hk domain use only letters, numbers, or dashes "-".
A web name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain name can neither start nor end with hyphens.
A .hk domain name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.hk).
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The .hk domain must have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters.
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above restrictions.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .hk domain registration duration: 1-2 years registration are possible at a time.
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