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The implementation of the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL, of 27th April 2016, on the protection of individuals with regards to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, GDPR, addresses numerous challenges that must be carefully considered. .PT has been working in this field and is strongly committed to ensuring that, in the context of its activity and the services provided to the national internet community, complies with the general principles and other applicable provisions on privacy and data protection.

Over the next few weeks this information will be updated.

.PT Domain Registration Rules

The .PT Domain Registration Rules have been adjusted under the GDPR and will become effective as of May 25, 2018.

.PT WHOIS Policy

Prior to May 24, 2018

From May 25, 2018

Note: .PT WHOIS Policy was available for comments and suggestions between April 10 and 26, 2018.
All the questions and suggestions that were transcribed below were sent to .PT during the period in which the consultation for the new WHOIS Policy was open to the public and were object of answers that are also reproduced here. .PT thanks everyone who participated.
.PT WHOIS Policy - Suggestions and Questions: Answers


In the field of the domain name registration process, the GDPR reinforces as well the rights to privacy and the protection of personal data of the related parties, like domain owners, registrars or managing entities. It is under this framework, and in the scope of privacy and data protection, that will also be regulated the registry/registrar relation.

Therefore, it is understood that, for the purposes of the GDPR, the Association DNS.PT is the controller and it is responsible for determining the purposes and means of processing the personal data collected by registrars, in the process of registering and maintaining a .pt domain. Registrars, processing such personal data on behalf of the registry, assume the status of processors.

The obligations and responsibilities that result from the qualification of the data controller and processor will be formalized in an Addendum to the Registry/Registrar Agreement.

Privacy Policy

Data processing in the .PT zone


Addendum to the Registry/Registrar Status Protocol

Consent for the processing of personal data in WHOIS - Instructions for consent

Information Note for the processing of personal data

Quality and Information Security Policy



General Data Protection Regulation
Corrigendum to the General Data Protection Regulation

Article 29 Working Party


Interim Model for GDPR Compliance


Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

Framework Elements for Unified Access Model for Continued Access to Full WHOIS Data

Legal Notice

This information and the documents provided herein do not prejudice any understanding or appreciation that may be given by an entity or body with competence in the subject.  The mentioned information and documents
should under no circumstances be used in replacement of your own research and analysis of  the GDPR requirements.

Technical Evaluator Information
To register a new domain, or when performing technical amendments should resort to a technical evaluator.
The domain check: nic.pt
IP or name
primary server:
or ns.dns.pt
The tool that allows you to confirm the proper configuration of DNS servers for your domain.
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