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Becoming .pt Registrar

If you wish to become a .pt registrar, please read carefully the information and conditions below.

The Registrar status applies a set of additional terms and conditions, which are duly stated in the Registry/Registrar protocol.

Benefits:

  • A price reduction on registrations and renewal fees;
  • Privileged communication channels;
  • Continuous technical and administrative support, in Portuguese and English;
  • Possibility of using a standard registry-registrar communication protocol (EPP protocol);
  • Access to specific programs and incentives;
  • Greater awareness and trust for potential customers.

Access conditions:

Business:

      • To be a legal person;
      • To exercise relevant activity within the scope of the registration and commercialization of internet domains and the provision of associated services;
      • Be a managing entity of at least 200 .pt domain names, or be an accredited registrar of ICANN or EURid, on the condition that this minimum number of domains is reached in the first two years of the registry-registrar protocol;
      • Having no invoices in debt for .pt domain names.

Technical:

      • Ability to use the standardized EPP (Extensible Provisioning Protocol) communication protocol;
      • Experience in the management of DNS systems, namely authoritative servers for domain names;
      • Ability to configure and sign domain names with DNSSEC;
      • Have or manage own systems that allow the registration and management of .pt domain names.

Security and Privacy:

      • Have implemented secure access control mechanisms for systems and applications that contain or access costumer and .pt information;
      • Have implemented measures that ensure the security of customer communications with .pt;
      • Ability to respond and mitigate, in a timely manner, the vulnerabilities detected and reported by .pt with an impact on information security and privacy;
      • Notify the .pt of security incidents with impact on the services provided by .pt;
      • Have implemented measures that guarantee the protection of the personal data of the natural persons owners of the domain names registered and/or managed by the registrar under the terms of applicable law.

Formal:

      • Knowledge and full agreement of the .pt Domain Name Registration Rules;
      • Signature of Registry/Registrar protocol, which includes the set of rights and obligations inherent to the status of Registrar.

Associated costs:

      • Monthly payment of invoices related to registration and renewal of domain names;
      • Payment of an application fee in the amount of € 1,000;

What steps to follow?

1: Submission of the Registrar Application Form

2: Evaluation of the application by the .pt

3: Communication of the evaluation results

4: Application fee payment

5: Signature of the registry–registrar protocol 

6: Attribution of the .pt registrar status