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About .PK Domain Names

.PK extensions are ideal for individuals, businesses targeting Pakistani market. With the rise of IT industry in Pakistan, .pk is the 2nd most widely registered domain names after the .com domain name. If you register the domain with .pk extension, search engines also favour your domain name over others when it comes to ranking of sites within Pakistan.

.PK Registration FAQs

Please find below supported .pk extensions, along with main usage for that domain TLD:

.com.pk – General Business, or Individual
.pk – Same as .com.pk but without .com
.net.pk – Network or IT Related Business
.org.pk – Non-profit Organizations
.edu.pk – Educational Institutes
.fam.pk – Family and Individuals
.biz.pk – General Business, Promotional
.gov.pk – for Domains for Government of Pakistan
.gob.pk – Domains for Government of Baluchistan
.gog.pk – Domains for Government of Gilgit Baltistan
.gkp.pk – Domains for Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
.gop.pk – Domains for Government of Punjab
.gos.pk – Domains for Government of Sindh
.gok.pk – Domains for Government of Azad Kashmir

All .PK domains are registered at PKR Rs. 2,299. The registration duration is 2 years.

Due to more scrutiny by PKNIC for the .edu.pk domain name registrations, you will be required to provide some additional documents in order to the domain registered. Process is simple. Once you place an order from our website for the .edu.pk domain name, we will register your domain name, but it will remain inactive until the following documents are provided:

For activation of the EDU domain, following requirements apply:

– A letter of authorization signed by the Principal/Head of the institute on institute’s original stationary letterhead (no photocopies or laser printed letterheads).

– A proof/claim of being a registered and active educational institute (i-e copy of registration documents with a government education body etc).

– A CNIC copy of the authority signing the authorization letter.

If you need any help in understanding these, our support staff is here. You can open a live chat with us and our support will guide you as well.

Due to more scrutiny by PKNIC for the .gov.pk domain name registrations, you will be required to provide some additional documents in order to have the domain registered. Registration process is simple: Once you place an order from our website for the .gov.pk domain name, we will register your domain name, but it will remain inactive until the following documents are provided:

For activation of the gov.pk domain, following requirements apply:

– A letter of authorization signed by the Head of the government organization (or properly delegated authority).

– This authorization letter must be on the original official stationary/letterhead (no photocopies or laser printed letterheads).

– A CNIC copy of the authority signing the authorization letter..

If you need any help in understanding these, our support staff is here. You can open a live chat with us and our support will guide you as well.

Once your domain is registered with registry, it takes up to 6 hours for the registry to activate the domain. After the activation the DNS propagation may take a few more hours.

Here is a quick guide and definitions so you can choose the best domain extension based on your circumstances:

  • .com, .info, .biz, .org, .net, .name are Global Top Level Domains (or gTLD for short). These do not have much affect on a website’s rankings in search engines (SEO), but users are more familiar with¬†.com,.net, .org¬†domains and if your intent is to service global audience .com is your best choice.
  • .pk, .com.pk etc are ‘Country Code Top Level Domains’ (or ccTLD for short) but .PK domains significantly affect the ranking in search engines thus improves SEO of a site among the national search results.

Here are the valid requirements for .pk and .com.pk ccTLDs:

  • .pk :- For .pk domain minimum of 4 characters are required. So domains like abc.pk, 123.pk etc are not supported, a maximum of 67 characters are supported for all .pk domains
  • .com.pk etc:- All other domains with .pk extension like .com.pk, .net.pk etc can be registered with even one character like 1.com.pk etc.

PKNIC provides the following mechanism if you would like to change your domain’s ownership or contact information:

To unlock domain registrant informatoin, PKNIC requires a written authority letter from the current domain registrant (domain owner, not their agent or technical contact) on their letterhead under their official seal. For Pakistani nationals, a copy of the CNIC of the company head or director is also required. The purpose and the details of the change required should also be specified in the letter. [Sample Authorization Letter]
If, due to some reason, the registrant name (fully or partially) does not match with officially used emblem (i-e on company letter) then an affidavit in the proper format is also required with the official authorization letter. The affidavit must comply to the legal requirements such as stamp paper (worth Rs. 100), and attested by oath commissioner. The purpose and the details of the change required should also be specified in the affidavit. [Download Format]

If, the domain registrant is an individual then an affidavit in the proper format is required. The affidavit must comply to the legal requirements such as stamp paper (worth Rs. 100), and attested by oath commissioner. The purpose and the details of the change required should also be specified in the affidavit. [Download Format]

You can send us the authority letter by post at the address given below:
PKNIC Collection
84 Tipu Block, Garden Town
Lahore. Pakistan

https://www.pknic.net.pk/change-domain-info.html

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