Applicants have to meet the following minimum criteria before they will be considered:


(1) The applicant shall have had not less than six (6) months' continuous experience in registration of Internet domain names within the period of twelve (12) months preceding its application to HKIRC to become an accredited registrar, either as a reseller of Domain Names or as a registrar of other gTLDs/ccTLDs allocated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (" ICANN ").
(2) The applicant, in case of a corporation, shall at all times remain a valid, registered, solvent company, whether registered in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
(3) The applicant must have the technical capability and necessary hardware and software to carry out all of its functions as a Registrar, including but not limited to:
i. conducting Registrar Services;
ii. ensuring the confidentiality and security of Registrant Data and Confidential Information;
iii. performing customer-related functions such as billing; and
iv. maintaining reliable data backup systems,
and shall, prior to the launch of its services, pass the Technical Testing Procedure of the HKIRC and successfully complete a test run without any errors; and
(4) The applicant must demonstrate its ability to provide prompt service to Registrants for their registration needs, including the setting up of complaints handling procedures and customer service, as well as performing its other registration obligations in a timely manner and in accordance with the provisions of the Registrar Agreement .
(5) The applicant shall pay the required Fees ; and
(6) The applicant shall be capable to meet the Performance Objectives prescribed by HKIRC.