Change PK Domain Registrant Information

Currently domain registrant record for the pk domains remain locked to prevent unauthorized domain transfers.

To unlock domain registrant information, 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 PkDomain Unlock]

.gov.pk requirements for domain registration

.gov.pk is 2nd level pk domain which is mainly used for Federal Government of Pakistan, in special cases .gov.pk can also be used for higher level Provincial Department. For provincial governments and their departments following ccTlds can be used:

.gop.pk for Government of Punjab
.gos.pk for Government of Sindh
.gob.pk for Government of Baluchistan
.gkp.pk for Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Previously knows as NWFP)
.gog.pk for Government of Gilgit Baltistan
.gok.pk for Government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir

PKNIC Shared Registry System has following requirements for all Government related domains.

  1. An authorization letter signed by the Head of the government department / organization (or any properly delegated authority). Letter must be in original (no photo copy) on official letterhead.
  2. A copy of the CNIC of the  authority signing the authorization letter.

Please send above mentioned documents to the following address:

PKNIC Collection
84 Tipu Block, Garden Town
Lahore. Pakistan

Sample Letter

Name Of Department
Address+Phone Numbers(Landlines)
Government Diary Number

To,                                                                     Date: [Insert Date]
PKNIC Records
84 Tipu Block,
Garden Town,
Lahore. Pakistan.

ACTIVATION REQUEST

I (Name) (Designation) of (Department) bearing (CNIC) states that, our Department has registered (Domain Name) in the PKNIC (dizyn / 8733) intended for our official use, you are therefore requested to Activate the said domain name. Also unlock the domain registrant record for correction.

[Signature]

[Authority’s Name]

[Authority’s Designation]

[Official Stamp]

Thank you

VPS Hosting & Types

Virtual Private Servers also known as VSP is a virtualized server created on a dedicated servers, in other words you can say a VPS is dedicated server in a shared hosting system. When you buy a VPS server it provides you a dedicated website hosting environment in a shared server. People running websites with high traffic should prefer VPS Hosting instead of going for shared hosting services. Instead of renting a dedicated server you can get almost same features by rending a VPS in low price compared to price complete dedicated server. There are many types of Virtual Private Servers are available with different features. There are main two types of virtual private servers.

VPS (Virtual Private Server): most popularly comes with OpenVZ, in reality is only a virtualized instance of the operating system being run a main dedicated servers. Resources in this environment are isolated but at some point they are shared. For example an instance / account are assigned 1GB RAM, it will get assigned 1GB of RAM but still it will remain shared in reality.

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine): is relatively less popular as compared to OpenVZ, this kernel based virtualization is actually isolates resources and there is no change of sharing memory and other resources. In the case of KVM you get your own kernel which in the case of OpenVZ is not available to you. In KVM you have complete control on the hardware but in this case you have lots of responsibility on yourself too.

.edu.pk domain registration requirements

.edu.pk is 2nd level pk domains reserved only for educational entities such as institutes, colleges, schools and universities. Only registered schools, chartered universities, affiliated institutes, government school and colleges can get .edu.pk domains. PKNIC Shared Registry System has following requirements for .edu.pk domains.
To register .edu.pk domain an educational entity must provide following:

  • Copy of registration certificate of the school or college.
  • Copy of CNIC of the Principal / Owner or Head master  of the school / college / institute.
  • Signed & stamped authority letter from the Principle or Owner of school / college / institute on official letter head of the institute.

Sample activation letter for .EDU.PK domain

PKNIC
Lahore

Subject: Authority letter of xxxxx.edu.pk domain registration

Dear Sir,

I (Name) (Designation) of (Institute) bearing (CNIC) states that, our Institute has registered (Domain Name) in the PKNIC dizyn / 8733 intended for our official use, you are therefore requested to Activate the said domain name. Also unlock the domain registrant record for correction. Our schoo / college / university details are as follows:

Schooo / College Name:
Contact Person:
Address:
City:
Province:
Postal Code:
Phone Number:

Sincerely,

Principle