.pk is the designated Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Pakistan. PKNIC is the only organization endorsed by the Government of Pakistan to undertake the administration of 'pk' domain names. PKNIC is a non-profit making, non-statutory, member-based corporation established in June 1992.[1]

.pk
PKNIC
Introduced3 June 1992 (28 years ago) (1992-06-03)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryPKNIC
SponsorPKNIC
Intended useEntities connected with  Pakistan
Actual usePopular in Pakistan
Registration restrictionsSome subdomains have restrictions, but some are unrestricted
StructureRegistrations have been at third level beneath second-level labels, but second-level names are being opened up in 2005
DocumentsDomain registration policy
Dispute policiesUDRP (amended)
DNSSECYes
Registry websitePK NIC

Domain categoriesEdit

All new domains that are registered under .pk must belong to one of the following second-level or third-level domains.[2]

Domain Eligible applicant
.pk Available to anyone, local or overseas individuals or entities
.com.pk Commercial entities registered in Pakistan
.org.pk Non-profit organisations
.net.pk Network service providers
.edu.pk Educational Institutes
.res.pk research institutes
.gov.pk Federal ministries of the Government of Pakistan
.mil.pk Pakistan Military organizations
.gok.pk Territorial ministries and departments of the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
.gob.pk Provincial ministries and departments of the Government of Balochistan
.gkp.pk Provincial ministries and departments of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
.gop.pk Provincial ministries and departments of the Government of Punjab
.gos.pk Provincial ministries and departments of the Government of Sindh
.gog.pk Territorial ministries and departments of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan
.ltd.pk limited companies
.web.pk Individual websites
.fam.pk Family and Individuals
.biz.pk General Business, Promotional

Urdu domainEdit

پاکستان.
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive

In 2011 a new top domain was registered for Pakistan, intended for domain names in the local language. this top domain is پاکستان. approved by the ICANN Board on 7 January 2011 to represent Pakistan in Arabic Script. On 4 February 2011, IDN CCTLD پاکستان. is delegated to National Telecommunication Corporation and the zone was added to the root servers in February 2017.[3]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PKNIC. "PKNIC - .pk Registry Provider". www.pknic.net.pk. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ PKNIC. "PKNIC - .pk Registry Provider". www.pknic.net.pk. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Pakistan get it first ever Urdu Domin". 13 February 2017.

External linksEdit