.cat domains

register it for 5,00 € 9,95 €
Catalan

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.

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Rates and features

.cat

9,95 € 5,00 €

Websites hosted under a .cat domain name must be in Catalan or related to the Catalan culture.

Registration period extension

Action Price/year Periodes Dominitis
Registration 9,95 € 5,00 € 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 -
Features
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

.cat domain life cycle

42 days 30 days
Domain registration
Expiration date
Deletion date
Domain available Domain active Renew grace period Redemption period Domain available

Renew Grace Period
Redemption Period


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.

Unicode Script:


  • Hyphen (-)
  • Digits (0-9)
  • Characters (a-z)
Character Unicode HTML Code HTML Number Unicode Table
MIDDLE DOT
· U+00B7 · · Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE
à U+00E0 à à Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA
ç U+00E7 ç ç Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE
è U+00E8 è è Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE
é U+00E9 é é Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE
í U+00ED í í Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH DIAERESIS
ï U+00EF ï ï Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH GRAVE
ò U+00F2 ò ò Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH ACUTE
ó U+00F3 ó ó Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH ACUTE
ú U+00FA ú ú Latin-1 Supplement
LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS
ü U+00FC ü ü Latin-1 Supplement

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.


Residency requirements

Websites hosted under a .cat domain name must be in Catalan or related to the Catalan culture.


Technical requirements

This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.


Registrations

.cat domain registrations are immediate.


Transfers

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.

More information about .CAT domain transfers

The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year


Renewals

Renewing your .CAT domain only takes a minute and can completed at any time.


Cancellations

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 modifications

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.


DNSSEC

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


Official documentation

In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.

  • .CAT don't have extra documentation.
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Promotion valid till 30/11/2020, for new registrations for periods of one year. Does not include Dominitis. Renewal at normal price. Not applicable to premium domains.

This extension supports:

  • IDN Characters
  • DNS Modification
  • DNSSEC
  • Special DNS requirements
  • Whois Privacy
  • Transfer lock

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