Once you have registered your .cat domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.
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What is a .cat domain?
Catalonia is more a region than a nation but still deserves its own country code, which is why the .CAT country code was formed.
How do I buy a .cat domain?
To purchase your .cat domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.
Fundaci puntCAT, the registry authorized to operate the .cat domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .cat domains.
You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .cat registration process.
Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
101domain is .cat Accredited
How do I transfer a .cat domain?
Transferring your .cat domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.
Every .cat domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.
The domain registration time frame for .cat during general availability is 1 Day.
.cat Domain Names must:
have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9)
and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.cat); and
not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.cat).
DNSSEC is available for .cat domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .cat domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .cat extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .cat domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
No. At present the .cat domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires.
After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
Domain Requirements for .cat
You can apply for a .cat domain if you belong to the Catalan cultural and linguistic community in the Internet.
Names related to the internet, cybersquatting and names contrary to the laws of Spain are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
How do I renew a .cat domain?
Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.
We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.