.cat Domain Names
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.netAccreditation: 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 ConditionsAssigning: 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).
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Third-level domain: no
Private registration: yes, with Gandi's Private Domain Registration service
ProceduresRegistration: 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
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