Serving .PK since 1992

As the situation surrounding Coronavirus COVID‑19 continues to evolve, we want to assure you that we are here to support you.  We hope you are all safe and taking precautions to stay that way.  There will be no disruption to the .PK domain systems services and all of our essential services will keep running so your online business can remain open.   We are able to keep on offering our customer support 24/7 by email.

Due to the pandemic situation we have limited staff, open partially during the weekdays. The incoming documents and cheque payments are also being processed (in a reduced capacity).

We will get back to our normal schedule once the situation improves. Thank you for trusting us with your digital business.

Latest News

Update Payment due date extended to May 3rd for pending domain renewal invoices.

Previous Announcement COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives and businesses. To help you in the recommended stay-at-home situation, during he current pandemic, if your domains are up for renewal and you are unable to make payment online, we will automatically extend the payment due date until April 20th for the current due invoices.

Products & Services

PKNIC provides domain names in the .PK ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) namespace. This includes domain names with .pk,, ,, ,,,,, as well as various government only subdomains like etc. Clients can buy domain names directly here or are encouraged to contact our authorized channel partners and resellers to buy .PK domain names and additional services like web hosting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In principle, you are free to choose the domain name. However, you cannot choose names that are in use by other organizations, or names that for various reasons are prohibited or reserved for technical, ethical or national considerations. You also have a duty to ensure that your registration of a domain name does not infringe another party's right to the same name. Remember that the responsibility always rests with you. Here, you can read more about choosing a name.
To find out if a name is available or to find out who registered a particular name, use our WHOIS Search tool which can be found on the home page of our website.
For domain registrant based in Pakistan, a domain fee of Rs. 1175/- per year will be charged. For domain registrant or their registrar located outside Pakistan, a fee of $24 per domain per year is charged. The fee is charged on a biennial basis (two year period) and can be paid up to a maximum of ten years.
Once the Registry System has been updated, the information in our database is shared with the Internet's zone files worldwide. This sharing process is called 'propagation', because the new information about your Domain Name spreads or propagates across the Internet. The zone files are propagated frequently, every few hours. We cannot control the rate at which the millions of servers on the Internet are updated, but generally your domain should be available to Internet users within a very short period.
Once a domain has been registered, its name can not be modified.
From time to time it is necessary to reach a contact person for the domain. This could be due to technical problems or disputes. In these situations, it is vital that the contact data is up to date. As the domain name holder, you are responsible for keeping your contact information updated.
PKNIC office is located in Lahore. PKNIC has no other offices or outlets in the country. Please note that any appointed resellers or agents are independent companies with whom PKNIC has no financial ownership affiliation or partnership.
PKNIC does not provide any website or email hosting services. PKNIC is responsible for the operation of the .PK root servers and thus enabling the registered .pk domains on the internet.
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