Included with your domain name
Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).
Protection against theft
Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.
Redirect your domain name to a webpage of your choice.
The life cycle of .pt
Creating your .pt domain name
Domains registered with a .pt extension must not:
- Correspond to words or expressions contrary to the law, morality or likely to disturb public order
- Correspond to a name that can cause confusion about the domain owner, particularly if it is similar to well-known or prestigious brands belonging to a third person
- Correspond to a protocol, application or internet-related specific terms
- Correspond to a geographic name.
- Registration conditions for two-character domain names are unchanged for .pt. Find out more about the acceptance conditions
The official registry for this extension reserves the right to remove a domain at a later date if it does not respect these conditions.
If you are an individual, you must provide your national ID card or passport number. Businesses must provide their company registration number.
|Booking Period||1 year|
|Renewal Period||1 to 5 years|
|Domain size||2 to 63 characters|
|Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported||Yes|
.pt domain name renewal
|Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:||✓|
|Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.||✓|
|Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.||✓|
|Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com||✓|
|Renew via your Control Panel||✓|
Find out more about how to transfer a domain name here
|Time to complete the transfer||5 - 10 days|
.pt domain name owner change
.pt domain name reactivation
|Redemption period||30 days|
|Reactivation by the owner||✓|
Register a .pt domain name
.pt is the national domain name extension for Portugal. Its reservation is open to all, and it is therefore not geographically limited to the country. However, choosing a .pt domain name is ideal if your business is aimed at the Portuguese population.
About the .pt extension
.pt is the official country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) for Portugal. Created in 1988, its administration is managed by the Portuguese Foundation for National Scientific Computing (FCCN). Whether you own an amateur blog, a business or another type of national or international organisation, you can reserve a .pt domain name. It is very easy to register or transfer a domain name while enjoying the services included with OVHcloud. In addition to DNSSEC protection against cache poisoning, you get a 5GB mailbox and 10MB of web hosting space.
Why choose a .pt domain name extension?
As the top extension in Portugal, .pt is recognised and appreciated by Portuguese web users. It reassures your visitors and customers by demonstrating proximity between your services and their country of residence. This is a significant advantage for search engine queries across the country. A Portuguese web user is more likely to visit a website with a domain name ending in .pt - plus, they will also expect to read the website in their native language.
* Please note that transferring a domain name does not extend its expiry date.