This article describes the procedures and requirements of .pt domain names.
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.pt domain registration↓
Registration is realtime. After registration, the domain owner and technical contact receive two e-mails about the domain registration:
- Information about the domain status
- Information about the assignment of the contacts to the domain name.
This second e-mail contains a PDF attachment with all registration data. If the domain holder has not yet been assigned to another domain, he can get his "NicHandle" from this document. This NicHandle is required for future owner changes.
After activation, each domain registration will be checked manually by the registry within a few weeks. The registry especially looks at compliance with section 10 of the domain registration policy. Domains may be cancelled if they do not comply to the rules. There will be no refund of the paid registration fees.
Note on identification data
Note that the registry uses the combination of country and identification number of a contact as primary data field: if this combination of country and identification number is already in use with an existing contact, the registry will use this existing contact rather than any new contact that you are trying to create. This can lead to unexpected results ("asynchronous contact data") in case of a company trading under different names, but with the same identification number.
A very rare scenario is, when two identification numbers are the same, but in different countries. For example, the Dutch "BSN" has a similar format to the Portuguese "TIN". As a result, the contacts will always collide and the name cannot easily be registered on the right data. Please contact us if you encounter such a case.
All domain names registered are submitted to a juridical evaluation, in order to verify if respective name is in compliant with .PT Regulation and also to check if contact associated as owner is correct.
The validation of the contact is made manually and it is taken in account the name of the owner, respective address and VAT/Taxpayer number. Number must always correspond to the country where the company or individual are registered, for example a Dutch VAT number cannot be associated with a contact with a Portuguese address, if VAT is Dutch the address must be also Dutch.
If the domain holder is invalidated, an e-mail with subject "Rectification of domain owner contact" will be sent to the domain contacts. If the documentation for updating owner information is not sent within 48 hours, the registry will delete the domain name.
If the nameserver configuration is incorrect, the technical contact will receive an e-mail informing him about this fact. Please update the nameserver configuration or assign different nameservers to render the domain active.
.pt domain transfer↓
A transfer can be requested using the authorisation code. This authorization code can be requested at the current registrar. If the current registrar can not or does not want to provide this code, the domain holder can retrieve it from the registry directly by following the next steps:
How to receive authcode for the domain
|Transfer authorization code required||yes|
|Method of confirmation||authcode|
|Registration period after transfer||unchanged|
|Advanced and simple transfers available||Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .pt domains is available.|
.pt domain update and trade (owner change)↓
Update owner (trade)
Update other data
A trade cannot be initiated by Openprovider - it must be initiated by the current and new domain holder directly at the registry.
Example statement of current registrant:
The nameservers and technical contact person of a domain name can be updated through the Openprovider control panel and API. Note that the nameservers should be correctly configured, otherwise the registry may block the domain after a few weeks.
.pt domain delete (expiration) and reactivation (restore)↓
Delete / expiration
Restore / reactivation
If a .pt domain should not be renewed, let it expire in your Openprovider account by setting the auto-renewal option to OFF. The domain will expire at its expiration date.
After expiration, a domain name can be restored through the request queue for reactivations.
.pt detailed TLD information↓
|Detailed extension information|
|Registration agreement||The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following: