.CAT Domain Names

Create or transfer your domain name in .cat from $13.00 per year all included.
  • Origin

    Catalan linguistic and cultural community

  • Date of creation


  • 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 https://whois.nic.cat (updated in real time)

.CAT domain names at Gandi.net

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

Prices include Gandi's full range of services.

If you manage a larger portfolio of domain names, B to E rates are available with a discount of up to 50%.

Prices for United States, in $ (USD), for A rates. Change

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