FAQ for domain names in .COM.PT and Portugal
Is local company in Portugal required?
No, it is not necessary to have a local company in Portugal in order to get a .COM.PT domain name registered.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Portugal?
No, it is not necessary to have a local administrative contact in Portugal to register a .COM.PT domain name.
Are trademarks applicable in Portugal?
Unfortunately, access to .COM.PT domains is not facilitated with either a trademark application or registration in Portugal or anywhere else.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
You can register .COM.PT domain names with non-ASCII characters in Portugal.
No IDN pattern is currently available.
Are generic domains available for .COM.PT domains?
Some restrictions apply to the type of domain names available in Portugal. Please contact us beforehand if you are seeking to apply for a generic type .COM.PT domain.
How long does it take to register a .COM.PT domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 21 days to register a .COM.PT domain in Portugal. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Portuguese domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .COM.PT domain name can consist of?
Applications for .COM.PT domain names with less than 2 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .COM.PT domain name can consist of?
Applications for .COM.PT domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Portuguese domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of Portuguese .COM.PT domain names.
Do I have to configure my DNS in advance?
If you choose to use your own DNS, all specified name servers must be operational and respond authoritatively for the .COM.PT domain.
Are there other TLDs related to Portugal available?
Yes, there are other Portuguese domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Portugal below: