.CAT Domain Names

.CAT
Create or transfer your .cat from $5.00
  • Origin

    Catalan linguistic and cultural community

  • Date of creation

    2006

  • Description

    .CAT is a TLD reserved for people promoting Catalan language and culture.

    No local presence is required for the holder, however you must publish a website in the Catalan language within 6 months of registering the domain name.

  • Whois

    see http://domini.cat/whois_process.php (updated in real time)


.CAT domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by PuntCat since September 2008
Price: see the .CAT price list

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: anyone can register a .CAT, but you must publish a website in the Catalan language within 6 months of registering the domain name.
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (other than in first or last position).
IDN: no
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Third-level domain: no
Private registration: yes, with Gandi's Private Domain Registration service

Procedures

Registration: during the registration, you have to indicate the reason of your registration and the intended use of your domain name
Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 44 days following the expiration date
Disputes: http://domini.cat/normativa/en_normativa_procediments.html
Change of owner: must be authorized by e-mail by the current owner and the new owner.
Change of Registrar: authorization code must be requested from the current Registrar, then begin the process at your new registrar. A confirmation e-mail will be sent (FOA) to the e-mail address of the current owner or administrative contact. On average the processing time for this procedure can take from 1 to 10 days. No Trade.
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days
Registration period1 year max. Register a .cat
Renewal period9 years max. Renew a .cat
Late renewal period
(domain suspended)
44 days
Restoration period30 days Restore a .cat
Period before release
(Pending Delete)
5 days
Minimum period before a transfer60 days Transfer a .cat

Gandi provides you with special rates depending on the total volume of purchases that you have made with us over the past 12 months. For example:

  • If you manage 40 domains or less (at $15 USD each), our A rates apply, and include Gandi's full range of services
  • For resellers or key clients with over 40 domains, B through E rates are available, depending on the volume of your purchase. These rates may save you up to 50% off our normal rates (example: $8.80 per year for a .com at E rates).

If you have more questions about our rates and billing options, please check our documentation.

Search by currency and prices

Registration price/year 1 year $13.00$5.00
Renew price/year 1 to 9 years $43.00
Transfer 1 year $35.00
Owner change 1 to 10 years $7.50
Restore (more info) 1 year $43.00
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