Buying a new .pt domain on .pt nic needs a temporary dns server to add it on CF

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#1

Hi guys!

When I buy a new .pt domain directly from dns.pt (.pt nic) I can not add it directly to Cloudflare.
This sucks for many reasons as you can think!

But my flow right now is something like this:

  • buy the domain
  • add the domain to another dns server
  • change domain NS
  • domain is validated from dns.pt
  • domain is activated
  • add it to cloudflare
  • change NS to CF

And this will take a while, TTLs expiring, propagating everything.

This is how dns.pt works. It requires that a dns server can answer to that domain before they activate the domain.

Is there any work around to handle this better? Can Cloudflare make an exception for this domains?

Thanks!

#2

I am afraid not, that is how Cloudflare’s system currently works.

#3

Indeed you raise a good point but I believe there is no solution for this.

Blame dns.pt’s idiotic behavior for creating stuff.

#4

.pt is not alone there. Many European TLDs work that way (e.g. the Danish, the German, and the Italian).