.PT domains are managed by FCCN (Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional) since year 2001, from this date more than 1.000.000 .pt domains have been registered.
Until May 2012, the registration of .PT domains was restricted to Portuguese companies or trademarks registered in Portugal, since then the .pt domain registration has been released. .pt domain names can be registered by any person or company, no matter in which country they live.
Rates and features
Extension rules .pt
.pt domain life cycle
|Domain available||Domain active||Redemption period||Domain available|
Permitted characters / IDN
.pt domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
IDN characters are permitted in .pt domains.
Permitted IDN character table for .pt domains
An Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) is a domain name that can contain non ASCII characters.
- Hyphen (-)
- Digits (0-9)
- Characters (a-z)
|Character||Unicode||HTML Code||HTML Number||Unicode Table|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH ACUTE|
IDN domains don't permit to mix different Scripts or character sets (for example, Latin, Greek or Cyrillic).
But it's possible to use different character tables for a same script.
- The Latin Script permits the use of characters of Latin-1 supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, etc.. tables.
- The Greek Script permits to combine characters of the Greek, Greek Extended, etc.. tables, doesn't permit combine them with the normal latin characters (a-z), but permits the use of numbers or hyphens.
- Other script types have their own corresponding tables.
This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.
.PT domains require the DNS to be active on different subnets and to be authoritative for the domain at the time of registration. You can check if they pass these minimum requirements using our Zone Check tool.
.pt domain registrations are immediate.
To complete .PT domain transfer, you'll need your current registrar to provide you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key to verify the ownership of the domain.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars provide manual transfers allowing transfers to be completed on the same day, contact your current registrar to find out if they offer this service.
When the transfer ends, the expiration date doesn't change.
Renewing your .PT domain only takes a minute and can completed at any time.
It's not possible to cancel a .PT domain registration, in any case you can request its removal, please note that the .pt domain removal does not involve the refund of the registration rate.
DNS modifications are immediate, note that they must be propagated through the network, this process usually takes between 6 and 12 hours to complete, till then the domain will point to the previous DNS servers.
We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .pt domains. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: What is DNSSEC and how does it work
Domain owner change
.pt domains do not allow automatic owner changes, those changes need to be done directly at DNS.pt. We recommend you to try to edit the owner of your .pt domain on our system in order to obtain the steps to complete that owner change.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are a DNS.pt accredited registrar.