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Sep 01, 2010 (Newsletter Issue 14/10)
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New Rules on Registration of Domain Names

The FCCN (the Portuguese domain name system managing body) announced a new set of rules regarding the registration of domain names under the ccTLD (country code top-level domain) .pt, which came into force on July 1, 2010.

The main changes are
- Simplification of the registry on and;
- Making the submission easier;
- Arbitration as a mean to solve conflicts
- Domain names under .pt must match a registered word trademark (national, European Communitiy or international registration designating Portugal)
- Reduction of prices

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