This article describes the procedures and requirements of .pk domain names.
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The registration time for .pk domains is up to 30 working days.
Domain transfers are not supported by PK registry at this point of time.

Additional notes on a .pk transfer

Domain transfers are not supported by PK registry at this point of time.
Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation
Registration period after transfer
Average transfer time -
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .pk domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

- Letter of authorization for Pakistani nationals a copy of the CNIC of the company head or director
- If 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
- 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.

Other update

An update takes up to two days to process, but can be initiated from the control panel



Restore / reactivate

Not possible
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.pk, .net.pk, .org.pk
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 4characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 2 – 10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 1 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • http://pk5.pknic.net.pk/pk5/pgPolicy.PK
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

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