What is .pt?
The .pt domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Portugal.
Portugal with its estimated population of 10,562,178, ranks as the 16th most populous country in Europe.
These days .pt is the 24th most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe.
There are more than 236,000 .pt domain names.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .pt domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .pt domain has been around since 1988.
Who can register .pt domain?
Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a domain with a .pt extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .pt extension?
A .pt domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Portugal.
In Portugal the common language is Portuguese.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .pt extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
When choosing the name for your domain, always remember that:
The .pt web name can contain the English-language letters A through Z, the digits 0 through 9 and dashes (-).
A domain name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Dashes cannot start or end your name.
A .pt web name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.pt).
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
The .pt domain name length may vary, from 3 to 63 types.
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above limitations.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .pt domain name can be registered 1 to 5 years at one time.
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