PKNIC Services

PKNIC provides the following services:

  • Operation, Maintenance and Technical Administration of Root-Servers for .PK domain DNS (that keeps .pk domain names visible on the Internet).
  • Administration and Management of the Registry Service for .PK domains (to add, modify and delete .pk domain names).
  • Operation, Management and Administration of SRS Program for PKNIC Registry Partners.
  • Management, Archival and Dissemination of Public Records about Internet Domain Addresses.


Services NOT provided by PKNIC:

  • PKNIC does not provide IP allocations. Please contact your Internet Service Provider, or INTERNIC or APNIC to get IP blocks.
  • PKNIC does not provide any technical tutorials or consultations about how to set up nameservers, DNS programs, and general Internet related topics.
  • PKNIC does not provide any Web-hosting, email, or DNS services to domain name applicants.
  • PKNIC does not offer domain names of form (please consult your Internet Service provider, about how to create sub-domains under your domain name).

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.


You can contact us over the phone at +92-(332)-477-1656
Technical Support: +92-(332)-477-2669 and