ISLAMABAD - With regard to news appeared in a section of media regarding new Domain Name System (DNS) implementation, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has clarified that it has only implemented an automation of blocking of unlawful content as mandated to PTA under PECA 37. Contrary to the claims, PTA has not implemented the centralized DNS Control where-by all resolution will be centrally performed by PTA. Instead, the resolution will be performed at ISP’s end, says a statement issued by the PTA here yesterday.

The blocking of illegal content was already being done, however, to improve the effectiveness of the same, an automation process through domain name resolution at ISP level has been implemented under the government policy directives. This has been done in consultation and extensive due deliberation with the Internet Service Providers (ISP) of Pakistan.

This recent development has no effect on increasing the cost of internet services, no impact on slowing down of internet nor has any implications on privacy of the citizens whatsoever, as wrongly portrayed in some media reports. Furthermore, it will also have no effect on the current arrangements with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). In view of this position, all speculations related to the process should put to rest, it said.