Launched year 2005, .CAT extension was the first to be granted to an international linguistic community. Web pages hosted under a .CAT domain must be in Catalan or related to Catalan culture.
When registering an IDN .CAT domain (with special characters), puntCAT (official organization) will reserve and redirect all the variations to the original site, for example, in case of registering barça.cat, the domain barca.cat would also be assigned to us.
Rates and features
|Registration||1,2 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Renewal||17,95 €||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Transfer||17,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Restore||50,00 €||Does not include renewal||-|
|Domain length:||3 - 63 characters|
|Residency requirements / Membership:||Websites hosted under a .cat domain name must be in Catalan or related to the Catalan culture.|
|Transfer system:||The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year|
Extension rules .cat
.cat domain life cycle
Permitted characters / IDN
.cat domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
IDN characters are permitted in .cat domains.
Permitted IDN character table for .cat domains
An Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) is a domain name that can contain non ASCII characters.
- Hyphen (-)
- Digits (0-9)
- Characters (a-z)
|Character||Unicode||HTML Code||HTML Number||Unicode Table|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS|
IDN domains don't permit to mix different Scripts or character sets (for example, Latin, Greek or Cyrillic).
But it's possible to use different character tables for a same script.
- The Latin Script permits the use of characters of Latin-1 supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, etc.. tables.
- The Greek Script permits to combine characters of the Greek, Greek Extended, etc.. tables, doesn't permit combine them with the normal latin characters (a-z), but permits the use of numbers or hyphens.
- Other script types have their own corresponding tables.
Websites hosted under a .cat domain name must be in Catalan or related to the Catalan culture.
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.cat domain registrations are immediate.
To be able to complete .CAT domain transfers you'll need your current registrar to give you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key, with it you'll be able to verify your domain's ownership.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars allow to accept transfers manually, contact your current registrar and find out if they offer this service, in this case the transfer will complete the same day.
The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year
You can renew your .CAT domain at any moment, this process can take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.
It's possible to ask for the cancellation of your .CAT domain, you'll have to do it opening a ticket (support area). Please note the domain cancellation involves no refund of the domain registration fee.
DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .cat domains, thanks to it your domain will be able to take advantage of an additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this tecnology can provide.
You can obtain more information at: What is DNSSEC and how does it work
Domain owner change
Since December 1st, 2016, in order to proceed with an ownership change of .CAT domains, it's necessary that both the current and new owner accept this change. Once the ownership change is completed the domain is locked for transfers for a 60-day period, during this time the domain won't be able to be transferred to another registrar.
More information: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/transfer-policy-2016-06-01-en
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .CAT don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are a puntCAT accredited registrar.
- .com Commercial 9,95 € / year
- .net Network 10,95 € / year
- .org Organization 12,95 € / year
- .info Information 13,95 € / year
- .pro Professional 11,95 € / year
- .tel Phone Number 10,95 € / year
- .travel Travels 80,95 € / year
- .aero Aeronautic 54,95 € / year
- .asia Asia 11,95 € / year
- .biz Company 12,95 € / year
- .coop Cooperatives 69,95 € / year
- .jobs Jobs 99,99 € / year
- .mobi Mobile 13,95 € / year
- .xxx Adults 76,95 € / year