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.pt Domain Registration - Portugese Domains - Brand Protection Services for Portugal

European Domains: Portugal (.pt)


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Portugese domain type, ie. “pt”. Therefore to search “” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.

.pt Registration:

To register .pt domains your future Portugese domain, click here!

Once the domain is registered

All Portugese domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.

It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Portugese domains.

Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Portugese domain name registrar.


Very popular in Portugal

The following second level domains are currently availiable: Domain names under can be registered by different entities that compose the structure of the Government of the Portuguese Republic. Domains under may be registered by electronic communication providers The domain name must coincide with the name in the ANACOM registry. (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações) Non profit organisations can register the sub domain "" though it must coincide with the owners name or with an acronym or an abbreviation of it. The subdomain name may also correspond to the name of actions, current projects developed or to develop, by the owner of the sub domain. Domains under may be registered by public teaching establishments or the owners of private or cooperative teaching establishments. Domains under may be registered by all international organizations and diplomatic representations duly registered at the Registo Nacional de Pessoas Colectivas (the Portuguese National Registry for Collective Entity). Domains under may be registered by the owners of periodical publications, please note that they have to be registered at the ICS (Instituto da Comunicação Social) The is no restriction to the nature of the owners of domains under but note that once registerd the domains are not transmissible; therefore its ownership may not be transferred to another entity. Domains under may be registered any one who is a bearer of a Portuguese identity card, though the bearer need to have a valid residence authorization title. In order to register a name under the following rule needs to be obeyed, Two or more names of the names indicated in the identity card or title of residence of the requester, one of which must be a surname. Though the name may be an acronym or abbreviation unless this composition creates an already given name or a last name. Please note that the name of the sub domain should coincide with the denomination of the owner or acronym of it, or with the name of projects or actions by it developed or to develop or with abbreviation.


Important Note:
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.

In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.

.pt is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Portugal and is managed by the FCCN. It has the following second-level no restrictions; online Government of international organizations or diplomatic missions in telecommunications individuals (nome is Portuguese for name) Non-profit publications (e.g. newspapers)Registration directly at second-level is available, with no restrictions; online Government of international organizations or diplomatic missions in telecommunications individuals (nome is Portuguese for name) Non-profit publications (e.g. newspapers)Registration directly at second-level is available, with restrictions:Apart for, Portuguese subdomains were slow to catch on, because many people had already registered under .pt when the new ones became available. Many companies, colleges and people still prefer to use a .pt because these are harder to get (te chance of getting a spam link is very low) and simpler to remember. There are also inconsistencies: for example, the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not, but However, the subdomain is being heavily promoted by the registry, and now has a large number of registrations and active Web sites. Others such as for individuals are still very uncommon.

In the early years, FCCN tried to keep control of the .pt domain using very stringent rules, which were adjusted a number of times. The precedent set by domains which were already registered but which would not be able to be registered under updatedrules led to lawyers requesting the registry of any domain based on the principle of equal treatment. When the situation was out of control, FCCN tried to promote subdomains like Nevertheless, since the registration directly under .pt was still available, users tended to prefer these.

It is estimated that the .pt suffix comprises a little less than 10% of all the portuguese-language internet. It is the third most popular portuguese-language suffix, after .br and .com, and ahead of .net, .org and .info, all above 10 million pages.

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