Popular science articles and cats are a match made in internet heaven.

For example, a study extracting data on 4,435 Americans aged 30-75, from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study found that cat owners showed a 30% lower risk of death from heart attack.

Or, if you prefer, cat purrs, which vibrate at a range of 20-140 Hz, are medically therapeutic, lowering stress, strengthening bones, and decreasing symptoms of Dyspnoea.

The science is still out, but owning a .cat domain might just be as healthful as owning a cat. And now’s the perfect time to test that hypothesis because .cat domains from June 27 through August 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM UTC (that’s 5:00 PM PDT) are $5.00 per year.

Remember: .cat is actually for Catalonia, so if you have a .cat domain, your site has to have at least one page in Catalan, but that doesn’t stop your site from being devoted to cats.

Adopt a .cat?

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What if we told you you could have a .cat for just $6.50 per year on one condition: since .cat is officially for the Spanish region of Catalonia, you have to publish a site on it in Catalan within six months of registering it. How could you say no?

It’s the Internet’s favorite pet in TLD form, and with a domain at Gandi, you can create a one-page site for free. Just throw some of your favorite lolcatz into the online translator of your choice and voila, requirement met.

Think of it like grooming your .cat.

But act quickly, this promo only lasts from April 18, 2016 until May 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM PDT.

Do you hear that? Your .cat is purring already.

Get a .cat?

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Are you a cat-person? Or a Catalonia-person? Well, good news because from now until March 18 .cat domains are on sale for $5.00 purr ear .. err per year ... at A rates.

The .cat extension is officially for the French-Spanish region of Catalonia (think Barcelona, if you’re not sure where that is), so be mindful that if you buy one of these domains, you’ll have to put at least one page up in Catalan, the dialect of Catalonia.

Is this a great sale? Yes. Purrfect? Maybe. At least bona.

Want a .cat?

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A promotion on .cat domains, the TLD for Catalonia*, also has us excited for other reasons too.

When studies revealed that rodents infected with Toxoplasmosis gondii (n.b. that's gondii not Gandi), a parasite which may be spread by cats, may be attracted to cat odors rather than repelled as was the case with uninfected control subjects, the media was quick to suppose the parasite could have the same effect in humans and invented "Crazy cat lady syndrome," to explain why some of us just can't help but love cats.

Of course, there's no such syndrome. It turns out that cats infect us with love without resorting to parasitical proxies. And you don't need to look far on the Internet to see why. Normally expressing your cat love with a .cat domain for one year is $13.00 at A rates but from June 8 until September 1 (recently extended!), you can get one for half-price: $6.50.

 

* A very important caveat regarding .cat domains is that you need to put at least some content on your .cat domain in Catalan. Here's a hint: gat is Catalan for "cat."

Register a .cat?

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Starting today, you can register a .cat for two years for the price of a one-year registration, which at A rates will cost you $13.00.

The promo is valid until the end of 2014.

Note: anyone can register a .CAT, but you must publish a website in the Catalan language within 6 months of registering the domain name. For more info, see the .cat info page.

 

Register a .cat?

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