.cat domain names


.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.

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • 2 free mailboxes with 3GB of storage
  • -50% off your first web hosting purchase

.cat domain prices



per year
  • For 1 year



  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration



per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 44 days after the domain's expiration date - ₹3,275.83
Pricing Options Prices for India, Taxes excluded, in ₹ (INR)

Other prices and periods


30 days after the late renewal period


the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change


Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .cat domain names

Creation date

Related Contract

View the .cat contract

.CAT domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by PuntCat since September 2008

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). 1 and 2-character domain names are available via a manual process.
IDN: no
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions: no


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://fundacio.cat/en/domini/about-cat/domain-rules (2. Conflict resolution procedures)
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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