.pt domain

The domain extension for the vibrant country of Portugal.

Starting at 31.49 USD / year
DNSSEC is Available for .pt domain

What is the meaning of the .pt domain?

Country flagLogo for .pt Domain

The letters ".pt" represent Portugal and the country's official domain extension. Each country is assigned a unique two-letter code to identify the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) on the Internet.

Dot pt is commonly used by businesses and individuals based in Portugal or those targeting the Portuguese market. If you operate primarily in this European country, registering a .pt domain can help establish a local presence and increase credibility among Portuguese consumers. It signifies local presence and affiliation with the country, while it can enhance your company’s trustworthiness and online reputation.

Is it safe to use a .pt domain name for my business?

Yes, .pt domains are generally safe to use, but the safety and security of your company’s domain primarily depend on how it is managed and by adopting proper security practices. No matter which domain extension you register, keeping your systems up to date is essential. The safety of any website relies on various factors, such as a secure hosting service and proper security measures like SSL certificates. Like with any domain extension, being cautious about phishing attempts, scams, or fraudulent activities is essential.

While there are many advantages to registering a .pt domain, you may also consider looking into the ccTLDs of neighboring countries like .es for Spain to target a broader international audience or to protect your brand across multiple extensions.

Technical information for .pt.

  • TLD .pt
  • Type ccTLD
  • Registration 31.49 USD
  • Renewal 49.99 USD
  • Transfer 31.49 USD / Transfer in your .pt
  • Time to Register Instant
  • Registration Period Available for 1, 3 and 5 year(s)
  • Renewal Grace Period None. It must be renewed by it's expiration.
  • Redemption Period None. Once the domain is expired it can not be restored.
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • Local Presence Required Yes
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Languages Supported Portuguese, 
    .pt domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.
  • Individuals can register Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
  • Registry Associação DNS.PT
  • Information updated 2023-09-30

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FAQs for .pt

Is .pt limited to Portuguese businesses or individuals?
While Portuguese businesses and individuals commonly use them, they are not restricted exclusively to them. If you meet the specific eligibility criteria associated with certain domain names, everybody can register and use .pt domain names.
Do I need to use Trustee Service for my .pt domain name?
No, you don’t need Trustee Service for the registration. This service is only necessary to satisfy local presence requirements, and the .pt domain is not limited to those.
How long does it take to register a .pt domain?
Registering a .pt domain name is easy and generally happens instantly. Contact us directly with any questions or concerns about your .pt domain name.
How often do I have to renew a .pt domain name?
A .pt domain name needs to be renewed every year, but you can either turn on the free auto-renew option or register it for 3 or even 5 years. This helps you avoid issues with your renewal dates or potential price increases.