PTA Denies Implementation of Centralized DNS Management For Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued a clarification in regard to information showing in a piece of media concerning implementation of a centralized Area Identify System (DNS) management for Pakistan.

Within the press launch, PTA mentioned that it has solely applied an automation of blocking of illegal content material as mandated to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) beneath Prevention of Digital Crimes Act (PECA) 37.PTA

It added that opposite to claims being made in some media reviews, PTA has not applied a Centralized DNS Management where-by all decision will likely be centrally carried out by PTA and as an alternative the decision will likely be carried out by the Web Service Suppliers (ISPs).


PTA said that blocking of unlawful content material was already being achieved, nonetheless, to enhance the effectiveness of the identical, an automation course of by way of area title decision at ISP degree has been applied beneath the coverage directives of Authorities of Pakistan (GoP).

It added that this has been achieved in session and intensive due-deliberation with the Web Service Suppliers (ISPs) of Pakistan.

PTA mentioned that it has no impact on rising the price of web companies , no affect on slowing down of web nor has any implications on privateness of the residents in anyway, as wrongly portrayed in some media reviews. Moreover, the regulator added that it’s going to additionally don’t have any impact on the present preparations with Content material Supply Networks (CDNs).

Furthermore, PTA mentioned that each one reviews concerning implementation of a centralized DNS management for Pakistan are false and all speculations associated to the method needs to be put to relaxation.

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