Pricing Update

New pricing from August 31, 2019

PKNIC is proud to be serving Pakistan by safely, securely and reliably operating the .PK Registry for more than 27 years.

As you are aware that the costs have grown within Pakistan and costs of services based on foreign exchange rates, especially dollar, have gone up considerably. Over the last three years, the US dollar has gone up more than 60%. PKNIC has continued to absorb the massive cost increases without changing prices for domains in many years. Our valued resellers are also facing extra costs of doing business while the prices for domains have not changed at all. The price per domain which was set at Rs 1000 per year in 1998 (more than 20 years ago) is no more sustainable.

As a result, we are updating our prices for domains. We at PKNIC understand the financial burden everyday price increases place on everyone so we are not increasing prices at the same rate as all the costs we all face have gone up. Instead, we are updating the prices nominally by Rs. 175 per domain per year. This will make it Rs 1175 per domain per year, up from the current Rs 1000 per domain per year.

The main function of PKNIC is to connect the international top tier internet circuits to the country code domains for Pakistan. In that regard, the bulk of our expenses are in foreign exchange building and commissioning international networks, gateways, security apparatus, and redundant paths.

To reduce the burden to organizations with limited budgets, we are also working on lower-tiered domains that would start at much cheaper rates, in the near future. This will ensure that we can meet the needs of individuals, small businesses and organizations, while protecting them from major price changes, while also enabling our resellers to derive enough income from their great efforts to serve you and other clients. We will share more when that is in place.

Thank you for your understanding, patronage, and support for the last nearly three decades!


  1. New pricing is effective from Aug 31, 2019. The invoices issued before the price increase is in effect, can be paid at the old rate until the thirty-day invoice due date.
  2. To meet their own rollout schedules, the resellers and vendors were given the flexibility to apply new rate a bit earlier or later than when the new rates are effective on the PKNIC site.