PKNIC amendments to UDRP and the
PKNIC process for Domain Dispute Resolution

PKNIC has adopted, with amendments, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), established and adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on October 24, 1999. PKNIC's amendments take precedent if there is a conflict between the ICANN UDRP policy and PKNIC's amendments to it.

PKNIC process requirements and amendments, on top of the process defined in the ICANN UDRP policy and rules, and DNDRC rules, are:


  1. For .PK domains, the local Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre "DNDRC" shall be used in lieu of the providers listed by ICANN.
  2. When a complainant initates a dispute case against a domain, PKNIC shall send the notification about the new open case to the domain owner and the domain account manager, and inform them about the DNDRC proceedings for the domain. The notification is sent using the email addresses in the domain record. It is the responsiblity of the domain owner and domain account manager to keep their email addresses up to date in the PKNIC domain record, and such that those email addresses accounts are capable of receiving emails from PKNIC.
  3. The Respondent shall have 14 days to respond to the DNDRC requested response. After the initial response has been filed, the respondent may be grant additional time if further response is required, on the sole discretion of DNDRC.


Details about UDRP are available at the following URLs:

  1. Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
  2. Rules for Using the UDRP Policy.

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 registrants based in Pakistan, a domain fee of Rs. 1600 per year will be charged. For domain registrant or their registrar located outside Pakistan, a fee of $15.99 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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