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||9,95 €||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||0,00 €||Does not include renewal||-|
|Domain length:||1 - 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 complete .CAT domain transfer, you'll need your current registrar to provide you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key to verify the ownership of the domain.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars provide manual transfers allowing transfers to be completed on the same day, contact your current registrar to find out if they offer this service.
The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year
Renewing your .CAT domain only takes a minute and can completed at any time.
It's possible to request a cancellation of your .CAT domain, visit the support center to open a support ticket. Please note, cancelling a name does not provide a refund of any registration fees.
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. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: What is DNSSEC and how does it work
Domain owner change
Beginning December 1st, 2016, any ownership changes of .CAT domains requires both the current and new owner to accept any changes. Once the ownership change has been completed, the domain is locked and unable to be transferred for a 60-day period.
More information: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/transfer-policy-2016-06-01-en
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
Category: Generic domains
We are a puntCAT accredited registrar.