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Introduced 1992
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry PKNIC
Sponsor PKNIC
Intended use Entities connected with  Pakistan
Actual use Popular in Pakistan
Registration restrictions Some subdomains have restrictions, but some are unrestricted
Structure Registrations have been at third level beneath second-level labels, but second-level names are being opened up in 2005
Documents Domain registration policy
Dispute policies UDRP (amended)
Website PK NIC

.pk is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Pakistan. The domain name registry that operates it is PKNIC.

Second level domains[edit]

Second-level registration for the .pk domain became available in 2007.

  • .pk – available to anyone; used by companies, individuals, and organizations in Pakistan
  • .com.pk – available to anyone; used by companies, individuals, and organizations in Pakistan
  • .net.pk – for network-related businesses and Internet service providers
  • .edu.pk – for educational institutes
  • .org.pk – for non-profit organizations
  • .fam.pk – for individuals
  • .biz.pk – for general business use
  • .web.pk – originally for websites
  • .gov.pk – for the Government of Pakistan
  • .gok.pk – for the Government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  • .gob.pk – for the Government of Balochistan
  • .gkp.pk – for the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • .gop.pk – for the Government of Punjab
  • .gos.pk – for the Government of Sindh
  • .gog.pk – for the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan

Second top-level domain[edit]

A second top-level domain will be used for Pakistan, intended for domain names in Urdu. The string پاکستان. was registered and approved for this purpose in early 2011 but is not active yet and lower level domains have not been granted yet.Whereas Indian top level domain along with Urdu بھارت, and Punjabi and other languages is working since many years.

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