News & Events

PRICE INCREASE NOTICE
24 Sep 2022

Thank you for being a loyal customer and keeping your valuable trust in .lk domain names.

Although we have tried our best to keep the expenses low, our operating costs have increased significantly due to global and many other factors in recent times.

Therefore, the management has to make a tough decision of increasing prices after many years to evolve and improve our quality of services and trust worthiness.

The price increase will be effective from October 01, 2022 for both new registrations and renewals of .lk in the following domain categories.

  • Standard - Full Domain Package (Top level + Second-level domain) - Rs. 6,500 per year
  • Economy - Top Level Domain Only - Rs. 4,000 per year
  • Premium - Rs. 32,500 per year
  • Desirable - Rs. 13,000 per year

No Price Change On
Budget - Second Level Domain Only (.com.lk, .org.lk, .edu.lk, .web.lk and .hotel.lk) - Rs. 1,000 per year.

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Last modified on Saturday, 24 September 2022 07:21
Special Message: Limited Services on 9th September, 2022
07 Sep 2022

The LK Domain Registry will function with a skeleton staff on 9th September, 2022 due to a prearranged event of LK Domain Registry staff. As such please email your queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will attend as soon as possible.

Normal operations will resume on the 12th September, 2022.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Last modified on Wednesday, 07 September 2022 07:05
BestWeb.lk 2022 - Results Released
15 Aug 2022

Congratulations to all the Winners !!!

The BestWeb.LK 2022 Overall Winners

Gold Award
www.alupenters.lk

Silver Award
www.w15kandy.lk

Bronze Award
www.cri.gov.lk

Visit https://www.bestweb.lk/2022-winners/ for Winners of BestWeb.lk 2022.

Last modified on Monday, 15 August 2022 06:09
Special Notice - Phase II Implementation of Foreign Customer Billing
18 Jul 2022

lkWe have implemented the next phase of the foreign customer billing, where we charge USD pricing from all foreign Registrants and Organizations for Local Billing Contacts as well with effect from 12th July 2022.

All such Proforma Invoices will be generated in LKR, where the USD amounts will be converted into LKR at the equivalent exchange rate on the day of the Proforma Invoice is generated.

Please find the the Pricing Structure applicable for all foreign customers at https://domains.lk/index.php/domain-name-registration/domain-payments.

Last modified on Wednesday, 03 August 2022 10:54
Special Notice
15 Jun 2022

We refer to Member of Parliament and Chairman of the COPE Charitha Herath’s recent statement implying that the LK Domain Registry transferred from the Moratuwa University to a private company, as a result of some surreptitious move made by some individuals for personal gain.

We would like to categorically state that this entity is not a private company nor a state owned enterprise. It is a company limited by guarantee, most often known as a not-for-profit organisation.

We enclose a concise profile of LK Domain Registry which will give you a clear understanding of its origins and how it functions.

LK Domain Registry Profile

History

Domain Name registrations for .com etc. were originally carried out by the ARPANET Network Information Center (NIC), established by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US Department of Defence. Country code domains were assigned by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, IANA in the US, to persons involved in the Internet of each country. Accordingly, the .LK domain was first assigned in 1990 to Dr. Gihan Dias, who was then in California, USA and operated the domain from there. He initially held the position of Domain Registrar of the .LK Domain Registry and later became its CEO.

Dr. Dias assumed duties at the University of Moratuwa in 1992, as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering. As a member of the academic staff, he personally handled the LK Domain Registry, with the support of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of the University.

However, as the Internet began to grow in Sri Lanka and across the world, Dr. Dias requested the Computer and Information Technology Council (CINTEC) to assume policy and financial responsibilities for the .LK Domain. This was in 1996, and operational activities continued to be handled by Dr. Dias, from the Computer Science & Engineering Department of Moratuwa University. The University was paid a fee in lieu of the facilities used by the Registry.

In October 2001, the Internet Committee of CINTEC submitted a proposal to set up an independent body to administer .LK, while assuring that they would continue to set policy, in line with international practices. This was to be short lived because CINTEC closed down after the passing of the ICT Agency (ICTA) act in mid-2003. The newly formed ICTA declined to take over the responsibilities of CINTEC in registering Internet domain names, and recommended that an independent body, with representation from ICTA, TRC and other relevant stakeholders, be formed to carry out domain registrations in .LK.

This resulted in the incorporation of LK Domain Registry as a Company Limited by Guarantee on 5th March 2004. Since there was no immediate need for separate business premises, the University of Moratuwa continued facilitating the operations of the Registry, with permission granted by its Vice Chancellor.

Therefore, the registered address of the LK Domain Registry continued as the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, on a temporary basis.

New Premises

However, in 2010, the University of Moratuwa needed the space occupied by the Registry for other activities and requested that the Registry move out of their premises. On 11th January 2011, the Registry moved into new business premises and has been operating outside the university since.

The Board

For purposes of transparency and good governance, and the need for government to be involved in internet policy, the Board of Management of the LK Domain Registry has always included:

  • A member nominated by the University of Moratuwa
  • A member nominated by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), and
  • A member nominated by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC).

In addition, there are nominees from the Internet Society, Sri Lanka Chapter and the Licensed Internet Providers’ Association. Other persons of high repute, with thorough knowledge of the internet and who are active Internet users, are also selected to the Board. None of the Board members or the Chairman are paid any remuneration and are only paid an honorarium for board meetings. As a company limited by guarantee, no profits are paid to shareholders, and any surplus funds are used for the development of the Internet.

The LK Domain Registry continues to provide an efficient and reliable domain registration service, which is its primary function. At the same time, the registry supports Internet development, and works towards the overall improvement of the Internet in Sri Lanka.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Registry has contributed to building a society that is technology savvy, able to use tools to increase productivity, and encouraged the future generation to be innovators who would become positive contributors to society. The company has initiated a number of corporate social responsibility projects such as ‘Hithawathi’ and BestWeb.lk, which help to build responsible digital citizens. Training & awareness programs on the advantages and the proper use of the internet are conducted directly by the Registry as well as in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other organisations.

The LK Domain Registry will continue to ensure that domain registrations are conducted in a professional manner. We will develop the internet, capturing new industry trends, and facilitating its effective use by our citizens.

LK Domain Registry Profile - Read in Sinhala / Tamil

Special Notice - Implementation of Foreign Customer Billing
30 Mar 2022

Dear Customers,

Based on a policy decision taken by the Governing Board of LK Domain Registry, we wish to advice that all our customers domiciled off-shore will be billed in United States Dollars (US$) and the exact details will be notified to you in future.

As always, we are committed to providing quality products and services to you and we value your business and continued support.

Sincerely,
Management of LK Domain Registry

SPECIAL NOTICE - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
06 Dec 2021

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the prevailing situation of the Country, we kindly request all our valued customers to use our web services at www.domains.lk and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in corresponding with us. We endeavor to attend to your queries and get back to you at our earliest. The Hot Line +94-114-216-061 will continue to operate as normal.

In respect of payments, we encourage to use the online payment options as much as possible. Please be advised that we have temporarily suspended accepting cash physically at our office. Meeting staff at the office is only possible with prior appointments.

All documents / cheques brought to LK office will have to be dropped off at the Bernard Business Park Security Desk.

Hence it is much appreciated if you could deposit cash / cheque from your nearest Sampath Bank Branch. Once the deposit is made, please ensure to inform us the same by login into My Account @ www.domains.lk.

We look forward to your fullest cooperation during these times and apologize for any inconvenience caused due to the above restrictions.

Last modified on Wednesday, 08 December 2021 10:32
Prof. V K Samaranayake Research Grants
02 Nov 2021

The following grants are available for full-time Masters and PhD candidates in Computer Science and IT registered in a university in Sri Lanka.

  • Conferences/Workshops and Journal Publication Grants for postgraduate students.
  • Top-up grants for postgraduate students who already have a grant from another source.
  • Short-stay grants to enable postgraduate students to do research in an overseas university with a co-supervisor.

For more information and application procedure please visit:https://domains.lk/index.php/outreach/research-grants

Prof VK Samaranayake Grants Flyer

Last modified on Tuesday, 02 November 2021 03:48

Congratulations to all the Winners !!!

The BestWeb.LK 2021 Overall Winners

Gold Award
https://www.axiatadigitallabs.lk/

Silver Award
https://www.kln.ac.lk/

Bronze Award
https://www.healthx.lk/

Visit https://www.bestweb.lk/2021-winners/ for Winners of BestWeb.lk 2021.

Last modified on Wednesday, 04 August 2021 09:41

Contact us

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 +94 (0)11 421-6061

 LK Domain Registry, 106, Bernard's Business Park,
Dutugemunu Street, Dehiwala.