Not Allowed PKNIC Domains
These disallowed classes of domain names are deemed to be technically or practically exploitable to mislead public about their true web address (masquerading), and potentially conduct illegal phishing and electronic fraud with unsuspecting and innocent persons, and thus pose a substantial cybercrime and cyber security threat. An exception review may be granted for a specific domain name that in PKNIC’s sole discretion is determined to be reasonably safe. If the exception applies to your chosen domain name, please send the registration request to email@example.com
Kinds of not allowed Domain Names
A four character name before .pk can not start with one of the PKNIC second level sub-domains (e.g. com, net, org, gov, gop, etc.). For example the following domain names are not acceptable: (coms.pk, comm.pk, nets.pk, net2.pk, govs.pk, etc).
The complete list of the .PK current and reserved sub-domains includes but is not limited to .COM.PK, .NET.PK, .ORG.PK, .FAM.PK, .BIZ.PK, .WEB.PK, .EDU.PK, .GOV.PK, .GOB.PK, .GOG.PK, .GKP.PK, .GOP.PK, .GOS.PK, .GOK.PK, .INFO.PK
- Any new domain registration, since August 2013, with a four character name before .pk can not contain one of the PKNIC second level sub-domains (e.g. com, net, org, gov, gop, etc.),
Any new second level domain registration, since May 2014, can not end with one of the PKNIC second level sub-domains (e.g. com, net, org, web, edu, gov, gop, etc.).
Exceptions can be made for longer names who's meaning do not cause collision or confusion with existing second level name space, or with government or educational functions.
- Domain label "www" in third level domains (.COM.PK, .NET.PK, etc) are not allowed due to cyber security threat and risks and stability of .PK DNS system (especially due to special treatment of such label by modern web browsers and clients).
New registrations for this criteria will not be made, and any existing such domains are not renewable by the system.