At 09:00 today (1 May, local time) a bright new world emerged for the Portuguese ccTLD .PT with .PT domains now available for everyone!
The changes mean anyone can register a domain for the Portuguese ccTLD and registrants will no longer have to be associated with a brand or company, not in Portugal.
“This is a goal for which the Foundation has been working long and we finally have the approval of the proposed liberalisation from the General Council. We hope that this liberalisation will result in an increase in the number of people who choose to have a .PT address instead of registering foreign and generic top domains,” said Pedro Veiga, president of the Foundation.
For the .PT registration, the domain only will have to be delegated in the .PT area and be technically associated with a primary name server, correctly installed and configured.
A “Sunrise” period for the bright new era existed from 1 March for 60 days to allow public companies, companies, brand names, establishment, logos, copyright and professional names, literary or artistic to register their .PT domain and defend their established rights.
Under the new regime, no new registrations will be allowed for net.pt, .int.pt, .publ.pt and .nome.pt.
Registrants also need to note that registrations of .PT domains may not:
- correspond to words or expressions contrary to law, public order or morality
- correspond to any top level Internet domain name in existence or in the process of being created
- correspond to names that would mislead or cause confusion about their ownership, namely, by coinciding with notorious or prestigious trademarks that belong to another
- correspond to any protocols, applications or terms of the internet
- correspond to a geographical name.
More information is available from https://www.dns.pt/documents/10156/99679a1a-ba79-48c2-ba30-4209fecd622b.
To register your .PT domain name, check out Europe Registry here.