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Country: Portugal
Continent: Europe
Capital: Lisbon
Location: 38°46'N -9°51'W

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IDN capable: Yes
Handle Updates: No
Registration Period: 1, 3, 5 years
Autorenew Grace Period: days
Deletion Timeframe: 2 days prior to expiration date
Registration System: Non-realtime, up to 2 working days
WHOIS-Update: Not real-time
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy


Zone Info

.PT is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Portugal.

Zone Use

The registration of a *.PT domain name depends on below policies for the single .PT zone.


  • Minimum: .PT 2
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • Allowed IDN characters: á à â ã ç é ê í ó ô õ ú

Please note that .PT two-character domain names are now available in our system as normal premium domains. They can be registered in an automated way. The premium price is valid for the first year of registration. Domain renewals and restores will be charged at regular .PT fees.

IDN Info

Registering a domain with special characters does not imply any changes to the way the registration is carried out. For the time being, only the following special characters in the Portuguese alphabet have been considered: (`) grave accent, (´) acute accent, (^) circumflex accent and (~) tilde. These characters only make sense when applied to the Portuguese language (à; á; â; ã; ç; é; ê; í; ó; ô; õ; ú).

Domain Registration

.PT domains can be registered online through webinterface or API.

command                   = AddDomain
domain                    =
ownercontact0             = [owner handle]
admincontact0             = [admin contact]
techcontact0              = [tech contact]
billingcontact0           = [billing contact]
nameserver0               = [nameserver1]
nameserver1               = [nameserver2]
X-PT-OWNER-IDENTIFICATION = ..... [necessary for all registrations]
X-PT-TECH-IDENTIFICATION  = ..... [necessary for all registrations]

Please note,
Certain parameters are necessary for .PT(*.PT) domain registrations:

    • Fiscal ID (VAT number) of the person or company that you are trying to register without the country code
    • Fiscal ID (VAT number) of the person or company that you are inserting as tech-contact without the country code

Generally the registration is processed within 2 days, if the nameservers are configured correctly. Otherwise the maintainer will receive an event after a period of 5 days to check the nameserver configuration.

.EDU.PT registrations require the following additional parameters:

    • Registrant registration basis; Indicates the registration basis for registering this domain.
      • [6D|E] Coincides with name, abbreviation, or acronym of the Teaching Establishment designation|Statement of the Education Ministry
    • Registrant legal types; Indicates the legitimacy on registering this domain.
      • [PC|PS] Corporate Entity|Individual Entity

Please also check the Restrictions section regarding the eligibility requirements to register a .EDU.PT domain.

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Domain Modification


Registrant changes for .PT domains can be done online via api or webinterface.

  • Request a trade for the domain in our system with the TradeDomain command.
command                   = TradeDomain
domain                    =
ownercontact0             = [new owner handle]

Please note,
the change of registrant you will only be able to do this if you send us a document from the old registrant entity authorizing the change of ownership of the domain and if you are able to keep the registration basis and legitimacy of the domain. Also this process cannot be done automatically in the system, you will need to send us the request. The domain will not be renewed and the period of registration will not start from the beginning. The required form for the trade can be found here.
Generate a fax form and send it to the fax number given on the form or by mail to (max. 10MB, preferably .pdf/.png).

Domain Renewal

.PT domains can be renewed through the webinterface or with the corresponding API command.

command    = RenewDomain
domain     =
period     = [renew period]
expiration = [current year of expiration]

Deletion Process

.PT domains can be deleted online or through the webinterface.

command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.PT

Please note:

  • After the command has been processed it will go to status pending Delete.
  • Domains can also be deleted by setting the renewal mode of the domain to "Autoexpire" or "Autodelete"


  • The tech-contact for the domain will be validated by the registry.
  • Name-servers have to be pre-configured before the registration. The configuration can be checked here.
  • The domains registered in. PT may not:
    • Correspond to words or expressions contrary to law, public order or morality
    • Correspond to any top level  Internet domain name in existence or in the process of being created
    • Correspond to names that would mislead or cause confusion about their ownership, namely, by coinciding with notorious or prestigious trademarks that belong to another
    • Correspond to any protocols, applications or terms of the Internet
    • Correspond to a geographical name
  • Registering domains under .EDU.PT:
    • Article 19º Legitimacy:
      Public teaching establishments and owners of private and co-operative teaching establishments can register domain names under
    • Article 20º Composing a Domain Name:
      The domain name under must coincide with the designation allocated on the document which identifies/recognises the nature of the teaching establishment, or with an abbreviation or acronym of that designation, except, in the case of the latter, if it results in an inversion or addition to it.


.PT Transfers are possible. Domains will not be renewed during transfer.

Transfer procedure

  • .PT Transfers can either be done through the RRPproxy WebInterface or API.
command = TransferDomain
domain  =
action  = request
auth    = .....

Transfer notes

  • A .PT Domain transfer must be initiated with a so-called Authorisation Code, which can be obtained from the current registrant at the registry.
  • How to receive authcode for the domain
    • Login at with domain holder credentials. If the login details are not known please use password forgotten function.
    • click on domain details
    • choose "related entities"
    • click on "actions" -> "Transfer Domain Management"
    • the respective authcode will then be sent to the owner contact's email address.

Transfer time

Real Time.


Restores are possible within 30 days upon deletion. A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.

command = RestoreDomain
domain  = yourdomain.PT

Please note: The restore request will be manually processed by our support team. You will be notified by email.

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