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.

DNSSEC is available for .pt domain

Frequently asked questions about .pt.

How do I buy a .pt domain?
To purchase your domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 5 year(s). If the .pt country code domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.
Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .pt?

A copy of your Business Registration containing your Tax-ID or VAT ID Number.


A copy of your valid government-issued ID.

Other information I need to know about .pt?

Domain names cannot correspond to well-known or prestigious brands that belong to someone else or to a geographical name.

The registry will contact the registrant directly whenever further proof of contact is required. Please do not ignore email requests from the .PT registry.

Emails will be sent from [email protected] but documents are to be provided to [email protected] within 48 hours or the domain is taken down.

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.

Technical information for .pt.

  • TLD .pt
  • Type ccTLD
  • Registration 32.49 USD
  • Renewal 50.99 USD
  • Transfer 32.49 USD / Transfer in your .pt
  • Time to Register Instant
  • Registration Period Available for 1, 3 and 5 year(s)
  • Private Registration Not Available
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • 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 2024-03-01

See all .pt domain help and technical information.

Why manage your .pt domain with 101domain?

101domain is an international domain registration service with the largest selection of global domain names across a variety of regions. A .pt domain is just one of the many TLDs we can find, register, and manage for you and your business.