The website of Gilgit-Baltistan government http://www.gilgitbaltistan.gov.pk has passed its expiration date and the main website lands on a suspension page. We attempted to reach the website several times since June 21 but at no point the website was found working.
Online surfers, seeking information about Gilgit-Baltistan through the government’s website, get the “This Account Has Been Suspended” notice.
In the age of techno-boom where governments are engaged in cyber-warfare, the government of Gilgit-Baltistan gets its website suspended. The reason for the suspension could not be ascertained. However, IT experts say that the suspension is more likely due to non-payment issues.
“If payment is not made or the domain is not renewed during the billing period, the web hosting company suspends domains. It is very unlikely that a government’s website gets suspension due to no-payment issues, for the governments have sophisticated IT expertise and abundance of resources to manage and maintain a tiny web site.” One IT specialist said.
The Domain manager, Naeem Umar and the Contact person of the website, Liaqat Ali, could not be reached for comment.
It is relevant to alert here that, in most cases, during the suspension period; any one can buy the domain and sell it back to government if the IT experts do not contact the domain registrar immediately. After suspension, registrars usually queued for deletion.
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