As temperatures in the northern hemisphere start to drop, you can keep warm either by dreaming of roasting chestnuts and panellets for Castanyada or of a feline friend to snuggle up with because from now until January 11, 2017 at 1:00 AM PST, .cat domains are just $5.00 per year at A rates*.
Remember: even though the internet was primarily invented for cat pictures and you can certainly use your .cat domain for that purpose, the .cat registry requires at least one page be published in Catalan (here's a hint: cat pictures = fotos de gats).
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.
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.
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.