.cat Domain Names

.cat
Registry : Domini PuntCAT
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 have to publish a website within 6 months after the registration, in Catalan language.

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

Rules

.CAT domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by PuntCat since September 2008
Price: see the .CAT price list
Associated Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: anyone can register a .CAT, but you must publish a website in Catalan language within 6 months following the domain name registration. .
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

Procedures


Renewal: before the expiration date. Late renewal is possible until 30 days after 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
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