PKNIC is responsible for the administration of the .PK domain name space, including the operation of the DNS for the Root-Servers for .PK domains, and registration and maintenance of all .PK domain names. PKNIC is operated as a self-supporting organization.
PKNIC was established in June 1992 to allow Internet addressing for the Top-Level domain .PK, reserved for Pakistan. Since then, it has managed and maintained the Root-Servers for .PK domain.
- To provide an equitable, just and competent technical and administrative management of domain name registration for Internet users in Pakistan.
- To run uninterrupted DNS service for Root Servers of .PK domain
- To eliminate any monopoly, bureaucratic or inefficient, or dominance positions in domain registration management of PK domain (by passing on the "exclusive franchise" delegation by IANA to local companies).
- To delegate the Policy making function for .PK domain names to the Internet Users and Corporations in Pakistan.