Following the successful establishment of a Gold Channel Partner relationship between COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) and PKNIC, Pakistan’s official .PK Country Code Top-level Domain (ccTLD) authority & operator, PKNIC and CIS have mutually agreed to place additional mirror servers of the authoritative root DNS server in the CIS data center infrastructure within Pakistan.
The new authoritative mirror would enhance the local resolution of ‘.PK’ websites with significant benefit to users within Pakistan. The server mirroring strategy initiated by PKNIC a few years ago, and being enhanced in collaboration with CIS, comes with major advantages including redundancy, fault tolerance and backup provisioning.
Sharing his thoughts on the development, Mr. Amir Malik, CEO of COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) said, “We are delighted to be working closely with PKNIC as strategic channel partners to augment .PK domain name services root servers.”
He further stated, “Through the well-established collaboration and great relationship between CIS and PKNIC, we will enable and implement additional mirroring of the authoritative root DNS server to a local CIS server. Our goal is to support PKNIC’s efforts to continually improve the customer experience of Pakistani Internet users, by adding more edge network locations for .PK domains.”
PKNIC’s management team stated, “As more and more Pakistani Internet users, entrepreneurs, and organizations proudly use .PK domain names, we continue to enhance our network and globally distributed systems. Working with the reliable strategic channel partners and respected industry players like CIS, we are happy to add new mirror server capabilities within Pakistan, to enhance service resiliency and reliability of the .PK industry and ecosystem”.