.CAT domain name .CAT domain name - Spain

.CAT is a community domain extension. It was created for individuals and companies wanting to shine a spotlight on the Catalan culture and language. The Catalonians are fiercely proud and protective of their identity and language so whilst registrants of a .CAT domain name can live anywhere in the world, the registry stipulates that requirements have to be met to ensure the domain extension remains focussed on the Catalan-speaking community.

Features & Requirements

IDN Supported


CAT is a community domain extension reserved for individuals and companies intending to highlight the Catalan language and culture online. Whilst registrants of the .CAT domain can reside anywhere in the world, the registry only allows registrations from the following: 

  • Educational or research institutions, and other academic entities that use Catalan in their academic activities or teach/promote aspects of Catalan culture.
  • Public or private entities whose aim is to promote the Catalan culture.
  • Writers, translators, proof readers, and journalists publishing (or contributing to) works in Catalan.
  • Publishing companies that publish works in the Catalan language or relating to the Catalan culture.
  • Media outlets using the Catalan language for their communications.
  • Individuals, groups, businesses, organisations, entities or initiatives, however constituted, carrying online communication in Catalan.
  • Individuals, groups, businesses, organisations, entities or initiatives, however constituted, proving their inclusion in the Community by way of sponsorship from other members of the Community in the form established in the Registration Policies.
  • Members of the .CAT registry, Fundació puntCAT.

Declaration of intended use

The .CAT registry asks that when application is made, the registrant provide an accurate declaration of intended use for the domain name. If the intended use does not match the original application, or the intended use changes, the registry may ask for an explanation. The registry will then decide whether the domain name remains active, or is blocked.

Defensive registration

The .CAT registry allows registered trademark owners to apply to register a domain name, even if they don’t meet the registration requirements. The domain names are not to be used so will not resolve. Defensive registration is for trademark owners wanting to protect against trademark infringement.

.CAT registry information

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.CAT Price

Setup fee None
Annual fee€32.00
Renewal fee €32.00
Update fee Free
Trade fee Free
Transfer fee €32.00 (1 year extension included)
Reactivation fee No reactivation fee + (Renewal fee)

.CAT Format

Minimum length3 characters
Maximum length63 characters
Numbers Allowed (full-numeric)
Hyphen Allowed (middle only)
IDN Allowed

.CAT Registration Period

Minimum subscription period1 year
Minimum renewal period1 year
Renewal increment1 year
Registration delayn.a
Can be renewed at any timeAllowed
2048-bit Secure Payment

ICANN Accredited Registrar

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