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Cooperation and Innovation

DNS.PT Assotiation mission is focused on the management, operation and maintenance of the registry of the top level domain .pt and, due to this, the promotion of the Internet in Portugal, which includes the necessary institutional collaboration and innovation.

The legal nature of .PT, its multistakeholder management and the principles embodied in its Bylaws are sufficient for a considerable part of the activity of the organization to have in base a work fruit of the collaboration with third parties, FCT, DECO and ACEPI, any entity part of the wide range of members of the Advisory Council or, finally, all those who come to us with projects and initiatives within our scope of action. 
LusNIC - Portuguese language ccTLD's association


An expression of common necessity and will has brought together the entities responsible for the management of Portuguese language ccTLD's, to reach an agreement on LusNIC’s formal constitution as a private law association whose object focuses on multi-lateral institutional cooperation amongst the Portuguese-language registries within the scope of their areas of operations.

LusNIC has brought together the competent entities responsible for the management, registration and maintenance of country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD’s) for Portuguese-speaking countries. These entities, also known as registries, represent: .br; (Brazil); .cv (Cape Verde); .gw (Guinea-Bissau); .pt (Portugal); .st (São Tomé and Príncipe) and .ao de Angola.

The .PT provides support, technical training, policy design and, in general, the creation of synergies in the area of DNS and the security and resilience of support systems to some of the members of LusNIC.

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CONFIO.PT: an accreditation stamp for websites

In order to promote good practices in e-commerce in particular, and in the use of the internet in general, to ensure the credibility of online stores and the security for consumers in online shopping, DNS.PT Association, ACEPI - Association for the Digital Economy and DECO - the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection signed a protocol under which they developed the CONFIO.PT initiative which culminate with the launch of the new trust brand on the internet, the CONFIO.PT. The CONFIO trustmark is a digital logo that certifies that the website owner has been accredited as a result of an audit process.

CONFIO.PT is a unique initiative at national level which, in addition to the partnership between the three Portuguese associations, includes a partnership with the European association Ecommerce Europe, through which is also available the European Digital Trustmark - the Trust Ecommerce Europe - that will allow Portuguese companies to present themselves in the international e-commerce market on an equal footing with their international counterparts, and thus take advantage of the enormous opportunities of a fast-growing industry in Portugal, Europe and the rest of the world. 

National Cybersecurity Centre

In the specific case of security, and in line with what is defined in the National Cybersecurity Strategy, we work closely with the National Cybersecurity Authority - the National Cybersecurity Center (CNCS).

Also within this scope are the actions of close collaboration with CERT.PT, a CNCS service that coordinates the response to incidents involving state entities, essential service operators, Critical Infrastructure operators and digital service providers.

Portuguese Foundation of Communications

.PT has signed a protocol of collaboration with the Portuguese Foundation of Communications, which translates into the presentation of an interactive structure that marks the 30 years of the Portuguese ccTLD in the Communications Museum.

This interactive structure, which aims to inform about the evolution of .pt over the last 30 years, reflects the new corporate image and intends to represent a virtual space, through a translucent box and windows that allow different types of interaction, that remind us of the 'navigation screens' of the internet itself. The structure also has an interactive App that explains what the .pt domain is, how it was born and how important it is in the online world.

Security Operations Center - PTSOC

.PT is implementing a Security Operations Center (SOC) to accelerate the response to cyber security incidents and threats.

The work of the Security Operations Center is based on the prevention and the ability to detect risks and threats, as well as reducing the duration and impact of security incidents that exploit, deny, degrade or disrupt the systems required for the normal business operations.

The implementation of this project involves the adoption of a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution as a key technological component that allows not only collecting, classifying and evaluating events from existing data sources on the network, but also perform correlation and prioritization of relevant information.

The Security Operations Center will provide the .PT with the means needed to operationalize, properly and effectively, the requirements arising from the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, the first EU-level cybersecurity legislation which sets measures to prevent cybersecurity incidents in Europe. Under this law, .PT was considered one of the essential service providers in the digital infrastructure sector at a national level.

Associação E-Computação 

On September 9, 2019, the Associação E-Computação was formed, of which .PT is founder. This Association aims to promote and support the teaching of computing at compulsory education level in Portugal. 

For the purpose, the Association proposes to promote and enhance computing and contribute to its implementation as a fundamental and solidly established subject in all compulsory education, to promote and increase the level of confidence, motivation and qualification of teachers dedicated to computer education and promoting the quality of computing teaching by making it attractive to Computer Science graduates and related fields. 

It also proposes to promote the recognition of computing by the various entities linked to the education system as a core discipline for the education of future generations, to promote gender equality and, in particular, the participation of girls in computing learning and contribute to students developing computational thinking skills and being able to apply them to various domains of knowledge, regardless of whether they intend to pursue the study of computing at higher levels of education.

Memorandum of Understanding .PT/Foundation for Science and Technology

.PT and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

The Memorandum formalizes the scope of support and collaboration that has guided the relationship between these entities, particularly regarding the promotion and development of citizens' digital skills under the national initiative INCoDe.2030. To this extent, the agreement specifically comprises a set of measures directed to five axes of action - Inclusion, Education, Qualification, Specialization and Research. The Memorandum also foresees the support and institutional involvement of the .PT in the creation and subsequent operation of the newly created E-Computation Association, whose object is to promote the teaching of computing at various levels in all compulsory education in Portugal.

.PT is partner of the national initiative INCoDe.2030, a program that aims to improve the positioning and competitiveness of Portugal, in order to ensure a prominent place in digital skills in the 2017-2030 period.


.PT is a member of APDC - Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications. In this context, .PT participates in the ICT Directory, conducted by APDC and IDC, which is presented annually during the APDC Congress.

"Memorandum of Understanding: Legal Offers" and "Live Streaming Agreement"

The .PT is involved, although impartially and technically credible, in the hosting and technical maintenance of the platforms that support the initiatives formalized via "Memorandum of Understanding: Legal Offers" and "Agreement Streaming Live". In both cases, the collaboration comes from the partnership, already started in 2013, with the General Inspection of Cultural Activities (IGAC).

Following the protocol with the National Scientific Computing Unit of the Foundation for Science and Technology, the DNS.PT Association provides the complete and updated list of domains registered under .PT, which is the basis of the Arquivo.pt service, which aims the preservation of contents available on the national Internet and its availability to the scientific community and the general public.

International Collaboration

Our collaboration also extends to representation as members and/or participants in working groups in organizations such as CENTR, ICANN, EuroDIG and IGF.